Oral Rabies Vaccination (ORV) is used to vaccinate raccoons, foxes, and coyotes against rabies. ORV baits are the about the size of a matchbox and are coated with fishmeal flavoring. ORV baits can be distributed by airplane, helicopter, or car. The distribution will take place in Ashtabula County from August 20th through September 19, 2014.
FREE Community Health Event for the public to become more aware of diabetes and to learn how to manage the symptoms related to diabetes. The educational day is November 14, 2014 from 8:30 am until 3:00 pm at the Robert S. Morrison Lecture Center located at Grand River Academy in Austingburg, Ohio. Please call 440-576-3023 if you have any questions and to register for the event.
Annual flu vaccination is recommended for all individuals 6 months of age and older. Ashtabula County Health Department will be starting their flu clinics on Friday, September 5, 2014. www.cdc.gov/flu/
Summer time is the time for local fresh fruits and vegetables. Please click on this link for the list of local Farmer's Markets.
Two cases WNV were identified 8/19/2014 in Ohio. A 24 year old female from Muskingum County and a 78 year old female in Cuyahoga County have been hospitalized with encephalitis.
CDC is working with World Health Organization in an international response to the largest Ebola outbreak in history and the first in West Africa.
Please click on the link for information and registration forms for food safety classes.