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Ohio Department of Health News Releases

Official news releases issued by the Ohio Department of Health's Office of Communications and others. For questions pertaining to these documents, call (614) 644-8562. 

Protect Yourself Against Zika Virus During Spring Break Travel
News release, 03/22/2017  

Flu-Related Hospitalizations Remain at High Level
News release, 02/24/2017 

Flu-Associated Hospitalizations Continue to Increase; Third Pediatric Death in Two Weeks
News release, 02/10/2017  

Flu Widespread Across Ohio
News release, 01/18/2017  

Number of Ohio Infant Deaths Rise in 2015; State Surging New Resources to Support Local Initiatives 
News release, 11/16/2016  

Flu Season Arrives in Ohio; Time to Get Vaccinated 
News release, 10/27/2016   

First 2016 Ohio Death in a Human West Nile Virus Case 
News release, 09/09/2016  

Ohio's First Human West Nile Virus Cases Reported for 2016
News release, 08/26/2016 

Illicit Fentanyl Continues to Fuel Increase in Drug Overdose Deaths in Ohio
News release, 08/25/2016  

Raccoon-Rabies Vaccination Baiting Begins August 22
News release, 08/19/2016   

Start the School Year Off Right by Getting Vaccinated
News release, 08/02/2016  

CDC Issues Updated Guidance on Pregnant Women and Travel to Florida Area with Local Mosquito-Borne Zika Transmission
News release, 08/01/2016 

Hot Temperatures Expected This Week Across Ohio
News release, 07/20/2016

Ohio Reporting Its First Zika Virus Case Acquired Through Sexual Transmission
News release, 06/22/2016

Medical Examiner's Finding that Prince Died from Fentanyl Overdose Underscores Rise of Drug Nationally and Importance of Naloxone
News release, 06/03/2016

State Strengthens Harmful Algae Bloom Response Strategy For Recreational Waters
News release, 5/27/2016

State Launches Public Awareness Campaign to Promote Naloxone
News release, 5/12/2016

Take Precautions to Prevent Mosquito-Borne and Tick-Borne Diseases
News release, 4/20/2016

CDC Issues Updated Zika Virus Recommendations
News release, 3/28/2016

CDC Issues Report on Ohio Visit Examining Increase in Fentanyl-Related Drug Overdose Deaths
News release, 3/22/2016

Ohio Department of Health Laboratory Begins Zika Virus Surveillance Testing
News release, 3/16/2016

Protect Yourself Against Zika Virus During Spring Break Travel
News release, 3/11/2016

Scrap Metal Facilities in Canton, Mansfield and Massillon Receive Shipments Containing Low Levels of Radiation UPDATE 2
News release, 2/27/2016

Scrap Metal Facilities in Canton, Mansfield and Massillon Receive Shipments Containing Low Levels of Radiation UPDATE
News release, 2/25/2016

Scrap Metal Facilities in Canton, Mansfield and Massillon Receive Shipments Containing Low Levels of Radiation
News release, 2/24/2016

CDC Encourages Following Guidance to Prevent Sexual Transmission of Zika Virus
News release, 2/23/2016

CDC Issues New Guidance on Zika Virus
News release, 2/19/2016

Ohio Reports Two New Zika Virus Cases in Returning Travelers
News release, 2/14/2016

Ohio Reports First Zika Virus Case in Returning Traveler
News release, 2/9/2016

Ohio’s Infant Mortality Rate Moves In Positive Direction
News release, 12/18/2015

The Ohio Department of Health Reminds Parents About Toy Safety
News release, 12/04/2015

Ohio’s Free Clinics Honored in First Award Ceremony
News release, 12/02/2015

ODH Among Only 11 State Health Departments and D.C. to Achieve National Public Health Agency Accreditation
News release, 11/16/2015

Public Health Officials Investigate HIV and Viral Hepatitis Among Injection Drug Users in Shelby County
News release, 10/6/2015

Fentanyl Significantly Contributes to Rise in Ohio Drug Overdose Deaths
News release, 9/24/2015

ODH Reports First 2015 Death in Human West Nile Virus Cases
News release, 8/19/2015 

Raccoon-Rabies Vaccination Baiting Begins August 20
News release, 8/18/2015 

Ohio’s First 2 Human Cases of West Nile Virus in 2015 Reported in Cuyahoga and Hamilton Counties
News release, 7/29/2015 

Ohio Elevates Public Health Advisory for Grand Lake St. Marys
News release, 7/28/2015

Infant Deaths in Ohio Declined Slightly in 2013; Despite Progress, Ohio’s Rate Remains Above National Average
News release, 7/27/2015

Ohio's Wet Summer Leading to Rise in Mosquitoes; ODH Urges Precautions to Prevent Mosquito-borne Diseases
News release, 7/10/2015

“Centering Pregnancy” Care Model to Combat Infant Mortality Through 4 Community Health Center Demonstration Projects
News release, 7/1/2015

May 19 is National Hepatitis Testing Day
News release, 5/15/2015

Ohio Department of Health Releases 2013 Drug Overdose Data and General Findings
News release, 4/30/2015

Ohio’s 2014-15 Flu Season to Date by the Numbers
Media Advisory, 12/23/2014

Flu Widespread Across Ohio; Flu-Related Hospitalizations Increasing Rapidly
News release, 12/19/2014

Flu-Related Hospitalizations Up Significantly Over Last Year; ODH Urges Ohioans to Get Influenza Vaccine
News release, 12/08/2014 

Turning Up the Volume on Infant Mortality
Media advisory, 11/26/2014

ODH Daily Contact Report
News release, 11/05/2014

ODH Daily Contact Report
News release, 11/04/2014

ODH Daily Contact Report
News release, 11/03/2014

ODH Daily Contact Report
News release, 11/02/2014

ODH Daily Contact Report
News release, 11/01/2014

Ohio Issues New, Stronger Health Monitoring And Quarantine Protocols For Travelers Returning From West Africa
News release, 10/31/2014

ODH Daily Contact Report
News release, 10/31/2014

ODH Daily Contact Report
News release, 10/30/2014

ODH Daily Contact Report
News release, 10/29/2014

ODH Daily Contact Report
News release, 10/28/2014

ODH Daily Contact Report
News release, 10/27/2014

ODH Daily Contact Report
News release, 10/26/2014

ODH Daily Contact Report
News release, 10/25/2014

ODH Daily Contact Report
News release, 10/24/2014

Hospital Ebola Preparedness Drills Complete
News release, 10/23/2014

ODH Daily Contact Report
News release, 10/23/2014

ODH Daily Contact Report
News release, 10/22/2014

ODH Daily Contact Report
News release, 10/21/2014

Controlling Board Approval of PPE
News release, 10/20/2014

ODH Support for Summit County Transport Protocol
News release, 10/20/2014

Ohio Daily Ebola Contact Report
News release, 10/20/2014

ODH Issues Daily Ebola Contact Report
News release, 10/19/2014

Ohio Takes Its Ebola Quarantine Protocols Up Another Notch
News release, 10/18/2014

Ohio adding to stockpile of health care personal protective equipment
News release, 10/17/2014

Ohio Department of Health Recommends Hospitals Conduct Ebola Preparedness Drill
News release, 10/16/2014

Ohio Issues Enhanced Ebola Quarantine Protocols
News release, 10/16/2014

Ohio Department of Health Activates Ebola Call Center
News release, 10/15/2014

CDC Agrees to Send Staff to Ohio
News release, 10/15/2014 

Ohio Department of Health Working with Summit County Public Health Officials and Other Ohio Local Health Departments to Identify Patient Contacts
News release, 10/15/2014

ODH and State Healthcare Leaders Conduct Ebola Preparedness Tabletop Exercise and Planning Seminar
News release, 10/14/2014

ODH Reminder About How to Avoid Mosquito-Borne Illnesses
News release, 9/24/2014

Ohio Experiencing Increase in Respiratory Illnesses
News release, 9/12/2014

Comprehensive Primary Health Care Offered Now to More Ohioans
News release, 8/28/2014

Ohio’s First Human Cases of West Nile Virus Reported for 2014
News release, 8/20/2014

Raccoon-Rabies Vaccination Baiting Slated For AUG. 20 – SEPT. 19
News release, 8/18/2014

Start the School Year Off Right; Get Up-to-Date on Your Vaccines
News release, 8/13/2014

Kasich Names New Leadership Team at Health Department
News release, 8/1/2014

W.Va. Bureau for Public Health Finds Unsafe Injection Practices at Valley Pain Management Clinic in McMechen
News Release, 7/21/2014

Tips for a Healthy, Safe July Fourth Holiday Weekend
News Release, 7/2/2014 

ODH Issues Measles Outbreak Guidance to Ohio Hospitals
News Release, 6/20/2014 

Measles Outbreak Expands to Highland County in SW Ohio
News Release, 6/9/2014

Safe Travel, Healthy Summer Assured wih Extra Care
News Release 6/5/2014

Celebrate Graduation – with Measles-Mumps-Rubella Vaccine
News Release 5/28/2014

Ohio Launches Network of Care for Public Health Assessment & Wellness
News Release 5/21/2014 

Summer Protection Starts with Immunization
News Release 5/6/2014

Ohio Doctor Named CDC Childhood Immunization Champion
News Release 4/30/2014

Measles Outbreak Confirmed
News Release 4/25/2014

Additional Clinics Planned to Halt Spread of Measles
Media Advisory  4/24/2014

Public Health Officials Warn of Possible Measles Outbreak
News Release 4/24/2014

Prescription Painkiller Deaths Drop for First Time in Decade
News Release 4/18/2014

ABCs of Safe Sleep Campaign Aims to Save Infant Lives 
News Release 4/14/2014

Mumps Outbreak Highlights Need to Stay Current on Immunizations
News Release 4/2/2014

Fewer Ohio Kids Abusing Rx Painkillers, Many Texting & Driving
News Release 3/5/2014

Ohio Department of Health Announces Flu Activity in Ohio is Now Widespread
News Release 1/10/14

Ohioans Urged to Take Precaution against Extreme Cold
News Release 1/5/14

Ohio Department of Health Warns that Flu Activity in Ohio is Increasing
News Release 12/27/13

Pertussis Booster Shots Encouraged Following Increase in Cases across Ohio
News Release 11/8/13

Return to Colder Weather Increases Danger of Carbon Monoxide Exposure 
News Release 10/31/13

Ohioans Now Have More Access to Comprehensive Primary Health Care
News Release 10/25/13

Ohio Opens New Front in the Fight Against Opiate Abuse
News Release 10/7/13

Annual Raccoon-Rabies Vaccination Baiting Begins in Ohi
News Releasemap 8/23/13

ODH Reports 2013’s First Human Case of West Nile Virus
News Release 8/20/13

Ohio Starts Testing for New Disease in Ohio’s Infants
News Release 8/2/13

State Health Director to Hold Local Town Hall Meetings: Discussion to focus on improving health outcomes
Media Advisory 7/19/13

Ohioans Urged to Take Precaution in Extreme Heat
News Release 7/17/13

Consumers Warned to Discard Cheese Products Linked to Multi-State Listeria Outbreak
News Release  7/5/2013

Officials Remind Fair Goers to Practice Good Hygiene
News Release 6/19/13

Seasonal Rise in Near-Drowning Incidents Remind Ohioans of the Need for Water Safety 
News Release 6/13/13

Ohio Kicks the Fight Against Childhood Obesity into High Gear With New Initiative
News Release  6/4/13

2011 Rate of Increase for Prescription Opioid Deaths Slows
News Release 4/26/13

Consumer Alert for Cosmetic Products Containing Surma/Kohl/Kajal
News Release 2/28/13

Flu-Related Hospitalizations Continue to Climb in Ohio:Providers Report Adequate Supplies of Influenza Vaccinations 
News Release 1/11/13

Blacklegged Ticks Becoming More Prevalent in Ohio
News Release 10/19/12

State Department of Health Releases List of All Ohio Health Care Providers Who Purchased Medications from New England Compounding Center News Release 10/16/12

Ohio Identifies Additional Meningitis Cases Linked to Steroid Injection
News Release 10/11/12

State and Local Partners Mobilize Additional Resources to Reach All Patients Who Received Recalled Epidural Steroid Injection
News Release 10/8/12

Tainted Steroid Injections Suspected Behind Ohio Case of Fungal Meningitis
News Release 10/6/12

Ohio Contacting Patients Who Received Epidural Steroid Injection
News Release 10/5/12

State Health Department Receives National Recognition through ASTHO Award
News Release 9/18/12

Ohio Documents First H3N2v-Associated Death
News Release 8/31/12

ODH Reports 2012’s First Human Death in a West Nile Virus Case
News Release 8/29/12

News Releasemap 8/24/2012

News Release, map 8/20/12

H3N2v Update: 54 Cases Confirmed
News Release 8/14/12

H3N2v Update: County Fair Outreach Underway
News Release 8/10/12

H3N2v Update
News Release 8/8/12

Additional H3N2v Cases in Ohio Confirmed by CDC
News Release 8/6/12

State Officials Continue Flu Surveillance and Prevention
News Release 8/3/12

Health Officials Confirm Flu Virus Strain from Butler County Fair
News Release 8/2/12 

Health Officials Investigating Flu Illness from Butler County Fair
News Release 8/1/12

First Human Case of West Nile Virus Confirmed for 2012
News Release 7/27/12

ODH Releases BMI Screening Results
News release 7/25/12 

State Health Department Teams with WebMD to Enhance Public Health Alerting System
News release 6/21/12 

Two Human Illnesses in Ohio Linked to Salmonella in Recalled Dog Food
News release 5/4/12

Ohio to Expand Patient-Centered Primary Care Initiative
News release 1/18/2012

Survey: Ohio Teens Engage in Healthy Behaviors
News release 11/15/2011

Rabies in Wildlife Continues to Pose Risks to Pets, People
News release 10/21/2011

Ohio Department of Health Honors Breastfeeding Friendly Businesses
News release 9/2/2011

ODH Releases Smoke-Free Law Health, Economic Impact Reports
News releaseExecutive summary 9/1/2011

Fall Raccoon-Rabies Vaccination Baiting
News releasemap 8/31/2011

Smoke-Free Workplace Act Impact on Ohioans
News release 8/30/2011

First 2011 human cases of West Nile virus confirmed in Ohio
News release 8/30/201

ODH confirms West Nile virus in mosquitoes in Franklin County
News release 6/23/2011

State of Ohio investigating outbreak of infections caused by Salmonella
News release 6/9/2011

Ohio Department of Health Awarded $2.1 Million for Lead Hazard Control
News release 6/1/2011

Ohio Health Officials to accept $2.1 million grant
News release 5/27/2011

Spring raccoon-rabies vaccination baiting scheduled for May 2 - May 20
News release 4/25/2011

Ohio’s H1N1 Vaccination Efforts Prevented Deaths, Hospitalizations and Illness
News release 4/20/11

ODH Warns Food Service Establishments About Health Inspector Impostors
News release 4/15/11

County Health Rankings Provide Opportunity to Emphasize Ohio’s Prevention Efforts
News release 3/30/11

ODH Releases Third Grade BMI Report
News release 3/2/11

A New Web Site for Ohio Disaster Volunteers
News release 2/4/11

Office of Healthy Ohio Honors Businesses for Healthy Practices
News release 2/1/11

Last updated: 03/28/2017