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Ebola Public Health Update Allen County Public Health will be providing updates to the community regarding Ebola. Public Health Ebolat Updates will be provided as new informtaion is obtained.   Public Health Ebola Update   Update as of October 17, 2014   Activity Update for the United States   Three cases of Ebola have been diagnosed on U.S. Soil, ...
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Drinking and Driving: A Threat to Everyone
Though episodes of drinking and driving have gone down by 30% during the past 5 years, it remains a serious problem. Alcohol-impaired drivers are involved in about 1 in 3 crash deaths, resulting in nearly 11,000 deaths in 2009. A recent CDC report discusses drinking and driving and the proven measures that ...
Staying Safe in a Tornado
To stay safe during a tornado, prepare a plan and emergency kit, stay aware of weather conditions during thunderstorms, know the best places to shelter both indoors and outdoors, and always protect your head. On April 27, 2011, a series of deadly tornadoes destroyed parts of Tuscaloosa, Cullman, Birmingham and rural ...
Develop a Family Disaster Plan
Families can cope with disasters by preparing in advance and working together as a team. If something were to happen, how would you contact one another, how would you get to a safe place, and what would you do in different emergency situations? Planning what to do before a disaster ...


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Annual flu vaccines are recommended for everyone 6 months and older. Benefits from flu vaccination include fewer illnesses, doctors’ visits, and people missing work or school. Vaccination also prevents flu-related hospitalizations and deaths. While some of the viruses spreading this season are different from what is in the vaccine, vaccination can still provide protection and might reduce severe outcomes such as hospitalization and death.  If you have not been vaccinated yet this season, it’s not too late!

Our tips to stay healthy this flu season include #1 – Get vaccinated; and #2 – Take everyday actions to prevent the spread of germs. Everyday actions include:

  • Wash your hands often
  • Cover your nose and mouth when you sneeze
  • Stay home when you are sick
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth – germs spread this way.

In good health,

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----- N.Y. Toddler Dies From Liquid Nicotine Poisoning A 1-year-old child in New York State is believed to be the first youngster in the United States to die of poisoning from liquid nicotine, the substance used in electronic cigarettes. Police said the toddler was found unresponsive last Tuesday after ingesting liquid nicotine at a home in Fort Plain, N.Y., and later died in hospital, ABC News reported. The death is believed to be a "tragic accident," according to a statement released by Fort Plain police. They did not say whether the liquid nicotine was associated with an e-cigarette. With the growing popularity of e-cigarettes, health officials are concerned there could be more fatal incidents like this one if steps aren't taken to protect children, ABC News reported. Brightly-colored liquid nicotine comes in flavors such as gummy bear or cotton candy, which is appealing to youngsters, health officials warn. "One teaspoon of liquid nicotine could be lethal to a child, and smaller amounts can cause severe illness, often requiring trips to the emergency department," the American Association of Poison Control centers in a statement, ABC News reported. "Despite the dangers these products pose to children, there are currently no standards set in place that require child-proof packaging." In recent years, there's been a sharp rise in the number of liquid nicotine-related calls to U.S. poison control centers. Just a small amount of nicotine can cause seizures and other dangerous symptoms in children, Dr. Donna Seger, director of the poison control center at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, told ABC News. ... See MoreSee Less

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Health Department and WIC offices are closed today. Regular office hours will resume on Monday.

Health Department and WIC offices are closed today. Regular office hours will resume on Monday.

Health Department and WIC offices will be closed on Thursday, November 27 and Friday, November 28 for the Thanksgiving holiday.

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Today is the Great American Smokeout! Quitting smoking is hard, but try it for just one day - TODAY! You're stronger than you think.

Health Department and WIC offices will be closed on Wednesday, November 19 from 8-9 a.m.

There's a reason you want to quit smoking, and there are people who believe in you. Don't give up trying to quit for good.

Health Department and WIC offices are closed today. Regular office hours will resume on Wednesday.