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Ebola Outbreak in West Africa
The 2014 Ebola outbreak is the largest in history affecting multiple countries in West Africa. Although the risk of an Ebola outbreak in the United States is very low, CDC and partners are taking precautions to prevent this from happening. More on Ebola from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
What the Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department (ZMCHD) is Doing
ZMCHD is working closely with local hospital systems, healthcare providers, and first responders to ensure our community is prepared. Local public health also has a system to monitor, track, investigate, and control infectious diseases and outbreaks, a core public health function. ZMCHD and its partners will continue to monitor the situation closely and share needed information with the public. Info for Healthcare Workers Info for Travelers
General Questions and Information
Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department: (740) 454-9741 extension 276
Ohio Department of Health: 1-866-800-1404, 24 hours-a-day
What Parents Need to Know About Enterovirus D68
Search New Online Inspection Reports
Now you can access inspection reports related to Muskingum County restaurants, grocery stores, mobile food units, vending machines, public swimming pools & spas, and campgrounds.
Help Me Grow, located at 333 Putnam Avenue, is offering FREE Parenting Classes once a month. The next class is Friday, November 14, from 10:30am-12:00pm. Learn more about budgeting and couponing. Snacks will also be provided. To register: 450-3275 extension 222 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Breastfeeding Cafe is Nov 12
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, November 20, 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. September Board Meeting Minutes
Financial Assistance Available for Lead Hazard Removal
So far, a total of 38 homes in Muskingum County have been made lead-safe at a total cost $283,382. Who can receive assistance? Learn More
Prescription Drug Drop Off Box
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
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
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
Be alerted about emergencies and other important community alerts by signing up for this Notification System sponsored by the Muskingum County Emergency Management Agency. Register for this free service: Muskingum County Citizen Alert
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