Stories tagged with: Adam Dickerson

December 10, 2015 - 3:15pm
20 weeks 3 days ago

The holiday season is upon us, and that means a lot of holiday festivities.

For those of you hosting or attending parties, here are some helpful hints for enjoying the holidays and avoiding an unwanted trip to the hospital. Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department's Registered Sanitarian Adam Dickerson said this time of year, there are a lot of different illnesses going around that are easily transmitted through food.

"Norovirus is easily spread," said Dickerson....

June 10, 2015 - 1:24pm
46 weeks 4 days ago

Local pool operators met with the Zanesville Muskingum County Health Department to discuss keeping pools clean this summer.

Proper pool equipment use and chemicals were topics in the seminar. Making sure public pools are safe and clean is a priority for the Health Department. They check each one monthly to insure that pools maintain standards in place. Registered Sanitarian Adam Dickerson says swimmers can be at risk for infection without the proper standards of cleanliness.


November 24, 2014 - 5:30pm
1 year 22 weeks ago

With the Thanksgiving holiday fast approaching, many will be needing to keep in mind the dangers of food spoilage and related illnesses.

According to Adam Dickerson, a registered sanitarian at the Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department, salmonella is the most common foodbourne illness associated with the holidays. Salmonella is contracted by consuming under cooked meat or other food that has been contaminated. Dickerson says some helpful tips to ensure that everyone stays...

July 1, 2014 - 4:13pm
1 year 43 weeks ago

With the upcoming Fourth of July holiday, many will be looking forward to chowing down at family picnics.

When doing so, the Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department says you need to remember proper food safety both when cooking and when leaving food sit out.

"Some foods that we see implicated in food borne illnesses are things like hamburger, making sure that it's cooked properly," said Health Department Sanitarian Adam Dickerson.  "It's a good idea to...

May 20, 2014 - 2:51pm
1 year 49 weeks ago

The temperatures are beginning to heat up which means area pools will soon be opening up.  To make sure you stay safe at public pools this summer, the Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department hosted a meeting with pool operators today at the Muskingum Recreation Center.

"For the operators, we're wanting them to make sure that their lifeguards are being very vigilant, that they have the proper safety equipment in place, and that they're aware of proper procedures for...

June 28, 2010 - 1:31pm
5 years 44 weeks ago

The annual battle against mosquitoes is underway in our area.

The Muskingum County Health Department says since last  Friday they have had 80 complains from residents about the pesky bug.

"We're spraying based on a complaint basis. We've been going out in the evenings depending on the amount of complaints we get last week. We went out two times and we'll be going out again this week until we get all the complaints caught up," Sanitarian Adam Dickerson said.


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