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.
Lead exposure can affect nearly every system in the body and is associated with numerous behavioral and learning problems. Research indicates that even low levels of lead in a child’s blood can affect IQ, the ability to pay attention, and academic achievement. Because lead exposure often occurs with no obvious symptoms, it frequently goes unrecognized.
Experts recommend a child’s first visit to the dentist should be by age 1 or within six months of when the first tooth appears. Children’s dental health is a key initiative of ODH’s Oral Health Program, which strives to promote and improve the oral health of all Ohioans.
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February 05, 2019 -
COLUMBUS – The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) is reporting the state’s first flu-associated pediatric death of the 2018-19 flu season, a 3-year-old boy from Highland County. The Highland County Health Department is investigating the death.
January 11, 2019 -
COLUMBUS – Flu activity in Ohio is increasing and widespread throughout the state for the first time during this flu season. The number of flu-associated hospitalizations are also rising with 338 new hospitalizations during the first week of January compared to 166 during the last week of December.
December 18, 2018 -
COLUMBUS – To more directly combat prematurity, the leading contributor to infant death in Ohio, the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) has issued a request for proposals (RFP) for experts to work with the agency to develop and test new, Ohio-specific innovations.