Agenda for the October 15 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.
Our October Newsletter is now available.
To view/print your copy today simply follow the link below.
If you missed our class Monday night, the 9/30/19 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 October 14. 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.
The WCHD has the following job openings:
The Warren County Health District recognizes the importance of immunizations. Due to the high demand for required school immunizations at this time, we will be offering an evening clinic to ensure all families have an opportunity to get their children’s required school vaccinations. Appointments will be available on Tuesday, September, 17th from 3:15-6:00 pm. Please call 513-695-1468 to schedule an appointment. This clinic is for school immunization requirements needed for Kindergarten, 7th Grade, and 12th Grade only. Medicaid, Most Medicaid Managed Care Plans, Contracted Private Insurance and a Sliding Fee Scale available. Previous immunization record required.
Harmful blue-green algae can be dangerous to people and pets. If you plan to visit a lake in Ohio, be on the lookout for greenish colored water. Algae blooms have become more common in Ohio the last few years. To find water advisories for lakes across Ohio visit BeachGuard at https://ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/site/residents/resources/beachguard
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.