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.
Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has unveiled a series of legislative proposals to better protect Ohio citizens and law enforcement officers from those with a propensity toward violence and to provide help to individuals who are a danger to themselves or others.
"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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