The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), public health and regulatory officials in several states including the Ohio Department of Health, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are investigating a multistate outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 infections linked to romaine lettuce harvested from the Salinas, CA, growing region.
State and local public health officials are investigating reports of Ohioans who experienced severe pulmonary illness following use of e-cigarettes, or vaping. The reports follow a national alert by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) about pulmonary illnesses linked to vaping in multiple states.
Ohioans at Risk for Lung Cancer Should Undergo Annual Screenings
November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month, and Ohio Department of Health (ODH) Director Amy Acton, MD, MPH, is encouraging Ohioans at high risk for lung cancer to talk with their healthcare providers about getting screened.
"It’s a new day in public health in Ohio,” says Director of Health Amy Acton, MD, MPH. As part of National Public Health Week celebrations, Director Acton has challenged ODH employees to show what public health means to them.
The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) has declared a statewide community outbreak of hepatitis A after observing an increase in cases linked to certain risk factors since the beginning of 2018. ODH and affected local health departments are investigating these cases.
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