Stories tagged with: CDC

February 3, 2015 - 6:00pm
25 weeks 2 days ago

A disease that has been eradicated for 15 years now is making a comeback across the U.S.

According to Public Health Nurse Jamie Heinzeman, there are over 100 cases of measles as of now. It is highly contagious and can remain on a surface for up to two hours after a person has left the room. Symptoms include a rash that starts at the head and works its way down to the toes, tiredness, fever, and lack of appetite. Heinzeman said though there are over 14 states who have reported the...

September 16, 2014 - 4:33pm
45 weeks 2 days ago

There are just over 100 confirmed cases of enterovirus D-68 across the United States. But there are not any confirmed cases in Ohio.

While there are no confirmed cases yet, there is an increase in people entering the emergency room with symptoms associated with the enterovirus. Kristin Baker is an epidemiologist at the Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department, and she said kids are more susceptible to this disease because they don't have the antibodies to fight it.

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April 29, 2014 - 6:03pm
1 year 13 weeks ago

The South East Ohio mumps outbreak has climbed to 288 cases, meanwhile another viral outbreak is just starting.

Twenty-one confirmed or probable cases of measles have appeared primarily in Knox county, with one confirmed and two possible cases in Coshocton county. The cases in Knox county stem from an un-vaccinated group who traveled to the Philippines and became infected by the virus.

"It's currently staying within the un-vaccinated population which is good," said...

March 25, 2014 - 4:46pm
1 year 18 weeks 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...

April 23, 2013 - 10:42am
2 years 14 weeks ago

The importance of immunizations are being pushed this week nationwide.

The Centers for Disease Control recommend that children begin getting shots at 2 months old and if on schedule should have most shots by the time they are one.

A local expert said parents shouldn't be afraid to get their children immunized.

"One of the things I tell parents is that the number of vaccines we give children seems overwhelming to parents sometimes and the amount of vaccines we give them...

March 9, 2010 - 6:18pm
5 years 20 weeks ago

Ohio University has been experiencing what the Centers for Disease Control is now calling an outbreak of bacterial meningitis.

A total of eight cases were reported over the past two years. Almost all of those students were treated at hospitals and released, but one student did die from the potentially fatal disease back in February.

A press release indicates the university is looking into why so many students are contracting it.

Currently, about 70 percent of OU students...

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