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West Nile Virus in Muskingum County
A 24-year-old female in Muskingum County was hospitalized with encephalitis. She is now out of the hospital and doing fine. Encephalitis is an inflammation of the brain. Encephalitis can be caused by many things, including being bitten by a mosquito infected with West Nile Virus or other arboviruses. No symptoms in most people (80%). Fever illness with headache in some people (1 in 5). Severe symptoms (headache, high fever, neck stiffness) in a few people (less than 1%). You can you help stop the spread:
1) Avoid mosquito bites: use insect repellant and follow the label directions; when weather permits, wear long sleeves, long pants and socks when outdoors between dusk and dawn; light colors are least attractive to mosquitoes.
2) Eliminate breeding sites: eliminate standing water; remove water holding containers, such as tin cans and unused flower pots; make sure all roof gutters are properly draining and clean; keep childrens wading pools empty and on their sides when they are not being used.
To Request Mosquito Spraying
Call 454-9741 extension 300. Report your name and address of location. Calls are retrieved daily to set the spraying schedule. List of Sprayed Areas
Start the School Year Right: Prevent Head Lice
Head lice are a very common problem in school children. And, it is at the beginning of each school year when infestations by head lice become more apparent. The good news is head lice can be prevented. More
Back to School Immunizations
Check with your childs medical provider or call 740-454-9741 X 256 to schedule an appointment for immunizations. ZMCHD Immunization Clinic Flyer
Board of Health Meeting
The Zanesville-Muskingum County Board of Health will start its monthly meeting at 6pm on Thursday, August 21, 2014. Regular meetings are held the 3rd Thursday of each month at the health department, 205 N. 7th Street, Zanesville. For information: 454-9741 X 282.
Caring for Your Septic System
The accumulated solids in the bottom of the septic tank should be pumped out every three to five years to prolong the life of your system. Neglect or abuse of your septic system can cause it to fail. Failing septic systems can cause a serious health threat to your family & neighbors. More
TEDMED Live Streaming Event is Sept 10-12
FREE Parenting Class
Help Me Grow, located at 333 Putnam Avenue, is offering FREE Parenting Classes once a month. The next class is Friday, September 12, from 10:30am-12:00pm. Learn more about how you can prepare for an emergency. Snacks will also be provided. To register: 450-3275 extension 222 or e-mail email@example.com.
Breastfeeding Cafe is Sept 17
Are you a breastfeeding mom? Come to the Breastfeeding Moms Group! The group meets every month from 10:00am-12:00pm at the Muskingum County WIC office (333 Putnam Ave in Zanesville). Its a chance for local moms to talk about breastfeeding and other parenting topics. Its also a safe and fun place for babies and toddlers to play. New, expectant & experienced Moms welcome! For more information: 454-5040 or Find us on Facebook: Muskingum County Breastfeeding Moms.
Board of Health Meeting
The Zanesville-Muskingum County Board of Health will start its monthly meeting at 6pm on Thursday, September 18, 2014. Regular meetings are held the 3rd Thursday of each month at the health department, 205 N. 7th Street, Zanesville. For information: 454-9741 X 282.
Prescription Drug Drop Off is Sept 27
Canít Make it to the Prescription Drug Drop Off?
Turn in your unused or expired medication for safe disposal at the Muskingum County Jail Lobby (28 N. 4th Street, Zanesville). The lobby is open 24 hours 7 days a week. Just walk up, press the buzzer, and they will let you in to drop off your medications into the permanent vault. Permanent Medication Collection Site Flyer How to properly dispose of unused medicines
Human Trafficking Awareness Event is Oct 7
Save the Date for Free Flu Shots
Join us Thursday, October 9, 2014 at the Muskingum County Fairgrounds. DRIVE-THRU time to be announced. Available to Muskingum County residents ONLY ages 3 and older while supplies last. Check back next month to print out a Flu Vaccine Consent Form. Fill it out and bring it with you.
To report a smoking complaint, call 1-866-559-OHIO (6446) or e-mail NoSmoke@odh.ohio.gov. All complaints must be made to the Ohio Department of Health, who then forwards complaints on to our department. Our sanitarians investigate each complaint.
Free Eye Exam & Glasses if You Qualify
Muskingum County Citizen Alert
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