MUSKINGUM COUNTY, OHIO (WHIZ) - Flu season is in full swing, and according to the Ohio Department of Health, current influenza activity levels throughout Ohio are widespread. Since last Friday, over 1,400 people have been treated for the flu or influenza-like-illnesses at Genesis Hospital emergency Departments and both of their urgent care units.
PERRY COUNTY, OH. (WHIZ) - The Perry County Sheriffs Office is investigating a suspicious death. Investigators said deputies and agents from the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation were at a home at 66 East Lake Street in Roseville Tuesday.
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Thanks to a federal grant a Zanesville family's home is finally lead free.
The Cornell family who reside on Grandview Avenue discovered lead in their home after their youngest child had a lead test done by head start. The test revealed a lead level of 23 and anything over five is considered poisonous. The Cornell's did not know there was lead in their home before the test.
"I never did," William Cornell said. "No, not really," his wife Jennifer explained...
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.
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.
Online videos may be the tool you need to use to quit smoking.
The Zanesville Muskingum County Health Department is teaming up with the Ohio Department of Health's "Healthy Ohio" program, for a multi-media campaign to help Ohioans stop smoking. The campaign. Called 'Dear Me Nobody Can Make Me Quit But Me', features online videos of real smokers writing letters to themselves about their own tobacco addiction and struggle to quit.
315 local health departments and about 90 hospitals across the state of Ohio will be receiving new shipments of the H1N1 vaccine.
The Ohio Department of Health requested almost 450 thousand doses of the vaccine from the CDC last Friday. That order includes about 68 thousand doses of the H1N1 flu mist and 370 thousand H1N1 flu shots.
The Ohio Department of Health says this round of H1N1 vaccines is still intended for high-risk groups.