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.
Donate Life Ohio: Celebrating Organ, Eye and Tissue Donation
Every 48 hours an Ohioan dies waiting for a transplant. More than 123,000 men, women and children are currently on the national waiting list for life-saving organ transplants. Thousands more are in need of tissue and cornea transplants to restore mobility, vitality and sight.
"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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September 09, 2019 -
Today, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning letter to JUUL Labs Inc. for illegally marketing its products as less harmful than regular cigarettes by engaging in labeling, advertising, and/or other activities directed toward consumers.
August 23, 2019 -
Ohio Public Health Officials Investigating Reports of Individuals With Severe Pulmonary Illness Following Vaping. ODH Asks Healthcare Providers to Report Suspected Cases to Public Health Officials