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Public Health Officials Investigating Reports of Individuals With Severe Pulmonary Illness Following Vaping

The Warren County Health District is advising that state and local public health officials across the state of Ohio are investigating reports of six Ohioans who experienced severe pulmonary illness following the use of e-cigarettes or vaping. The investigations in the State of Ohio follow the national alert by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC is currently investigating pulmonary illness in adolescents and young adults linked to vaping in 16 states.

According to CDC, patient respiratory symptoms have included cough, shortness of breath, and fatigue. In some cases, symptoms worsened over a period of days or weeks and required hospitalization. Other symptoms reported by some patients included fever, chest pain, weight loss, nausea, and diarrhea.

Besides nicotine, e-cigarette aerosol that users breathe in can contain harmful and potentially harmful substances, including cancer-causing chemicals; heavy metals such as nickel, tin, and lead; volatile organic compounds which can adversely impact health; ultrafine particles that can reach deep into lungs; and flavorings such as diacetyl, a chemical used to give butter-like and other flavors that is linked to serious lung disease.

Information about vaping and risks associated with e-cigarette use is available on the ODH website at www.odh.ohio.gov and the CDC website at www.cdc.gov. Information about resources to help people quit smoking and vaping are available on the ODH website, including the Ohio Tobacco Quit Line (1-800-QUIT-NOW).

The Warren County Health District is asking healthcare providers to report all suspected cases of serious pulmonary associated with vaping using the form linked below.

 

Vaping Pulmonary Illness Reporting

Weight Management Lesson – August 19

If you missed our class Monday night, the 8/19/19 lesson we went over in the class is available online in our Weight Management section.

Please join us for our next class at 4:30 pm on Monday August 26.  The class is located in our conference room at 416 South East St., Lebanon.  Enter through the front of the building and walk straight ahead to the conference room.

 

ODH Measles Media Release

Measles Media Release

Ohio has its first confirmed case of Measles. ODH issued a press release indicating a confirmed case located in Stark County. More details are outlined in the media release. Are you and your family protected from the measles? Make sure your vaccines are up to date. To schedule an appt. for a measles vaccine at WCHD call 513-695-1468.

Birth and Death Record Outage

The Warren County Health District will not be able to issue, process, or provide copies of birth or death records starting at 3 PM On Monday July 1st due to a computer server migration at the state level. The issuance of birth and death records will recommence at the open of business on July 2nd.

Board Agenda for 4/16/19

Agenda for April 16 meeting at 6pm is now available.  Please see the Board of Health section to review this agenda.  You will also be able to review agendas and approved minutes from past meetings.

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