Stories tagged with: zanesville muskingum county health department

March 25, 2014 - 4:46pm
3 weeks 1 day ago

The mumps outbreak in Franklin County has jumped from 16 cases to 69 confirmed cases.

Of the confirmed cases, 52 are linked to Ohio State University students between ages 18-48. The remaining cases are confined to residents in Frankin county between the ages of 4 to 50. The mumps is spread the same way as the flu. Coughing and sharing saliva as well as any kind of respiratory secretions.

"Right now, as of today we don't have any confirmed...

March 18, 2014 - 6:02pm
4 weeks 1 day ago

The ongoing winter like temperatures this year could be to blame for more viral infections.

The Zanesville Muskingum County Health Department says they are seeing  increasing visits to the ER for ear, nose, throat, and upper respiratory symptoms as well as stomach virus this year as opposed to last year.

"We've had a colder and a harsher winter than we usually do so people are spending more time inside. They're coming in contact with more people and...

August 27, 2013 - 5:26pm
32 weeks 6 days ago

The state is taking steps to stop the spread of rabies. On Monday the health department began setting out baits with rabies vaccine in the eastern part of Ohio.

Three animals that pose a risk to our portion of the United States are bats, raccoons and skunks. So far this year, there have been 5 cases of raccoons infected with rabies in Ohio. According to the Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department, one bat has also tested positive in 2013 near our area.

"So it is out...

July 30, 2013 - 6:33pm
37 weeks 1 day ago

Over the weekend, Four Star Pizza on Linden Avenue shut its doors at the Health Department's request. Tuesday, the store manager spoke out.

The Zanesville- Muskingum County Health Department makes random inspections twice a year of every restaurant in the area. During last week's inspection, Registered Sanitarian, Adam Dickerson said he found several health safety concerns to an extent he hadn't seen in his 15 years.

"Some of the equipment was dirty, we had roaches on the...

July 17, 2013 - 6:41pm
39 weeks 6 hours ago

In the midst of the first heat wave for this summer, temperatures are soaring into the 90's and because of the humid climate we live in, the heat can have serious health complications.

The Zanesville Muskingum County Health Department says there are three intense and harmful illnesses everyone needs to be aware of during stifling hot conditions: heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and the most dangerous heat stroke.

"Heat stroke is the most deadly, people can actually die from...

July 2, 2013 - 5:47pm
31 weeks 3 days ago

It may seem like summer vacation from school has just begun but it is time to be sure your child is up-to-date on all vaccinations.

Students have a very short time frame, of only fifteen days from the first day of school, to be immunized with required vaccinations before they are not allowed to come to school. Parents of children entering kindergarten or 7th grade need to be sure their child is protected.

"Kindergarten, typically what you are looking at is four different...

June 26, 2013 - 5:17pm
42 weeks 6 hours ago

The Zanesville- Muskingum County Health Department is losing a 30 year long employee from the Environmental Health Division

Ann Moorehead is retiring Friday after 30 years. Her role included clearing housing permits and licenses as well as water well and sewage permits, but to her colleagues turned friends, she is so much more than that.

"We are going to miss Ann a lot because of her experience with environmental health, public health and customer service in general....

April 29, 2013 - 6:09pm
50 weeks 2 days ago

Recently the Ohio Department of Health alerted local health officials that due to state budget cuts, they will no longer be testing various insects for potential diseases.

This poses a potential prevention problem for a rural and wooded areas, such as Muskingum County, where three types of ticks can be found. Without this data, we won't know how many ticks are carrying Lyme Disease or Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. Therefore you need to take the prevention into your own hands.


April 29, 2013 - 5:56pm
50 weeks 2 days ago

On Monday, The Zanesville Muskingum County Health Department, released the results of a report on the health of county residents.

The Healthier Muskingum County Network performed four assessments of the community to gather information and the picture of health is the base data that resulted from these four assessments

"And so you will find a wide variety of information in there about were people live, the health status, and how they feel about certain parts of their health...

April 23, 2013 - 3:39pm
51 weeks 1 day ago

Stealing unused or expired prescription medications is one top ways drug abusers feed their habit.

This Saturday you will have a chance to properly dispose of old medication. It's a partnership between the Muskingum County Sheriff's Office, The Health Department, Genesis Health Care Systems, Muskingum Behavioral Health, Northside Pharmacy, and the Drug Enforcement Agency..

"North Side told us they would take liquids and they would dispose of them,” said Muskingum...

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