Measles Detected in Ohio

Measles Detected in Ohio

FROM THE OHIO DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, Columbus, July 12, 2019 Ohio Department of Health (ODH) Director Amy Acton, MD, MPH has confirmed the state’s first measles case of 2019. The young adult from Stark County recently traveled to a state with confirmed measles cases....
Heat Safety

Heat Safety

After a week filled with rain, temperatures for the next several weeks are going to be higher. Richland Public Health urges residents to use extra care to avoid heat-related illness (known as hyperthermia). People suffer heat-related illnesses such as heat stroke and...
Summer Safety Tips

Summer Safety Tips

Richland Public Health wants Richland County residents to have a fun and productive summer while keeping safety among your summer planning. Among those summer safety and health issues are: the heat index, humidity and heat safety including the dangers of hyperthermia,...
Stop Mosquitoes and Ticks

Stop Mosquitoes and Ticks

Spring rains combined with warm weather make conditions favorable for mosquito breeding. Mosquitoes can breed in any standing water if it lasts at least seven days. “Our main focus is to reduce the risk of mosquito-borne disease,” Joe Harrod, Director of Environmental...
Rabies Warning

Rabies Warning

Pet Owners Urged to Have Animals Vaccinated; Free Rabies Vaccine Clinic on May 11 Warmer weather means more outdoor activities and that increases the risk of contact with an animal infected with the rabies virus. Incidences of rabies exposure usually start in April...
Severe Spring Weather Safety

Severe Spring Weather Safety

Ohio Severe Weather Safety Week is March 17-23 Richland County — Ohio’s Severe Weather Safety Week is March 17-23. This is a great opportunity for homes, schools, and businesses to brush up on their knowledge of spring severe weather threats, and to test their safety...