Vaping and E-Cigarettes
Reports of Individuals With Severe Pulmonary Illness Following Vaping
"We are seeing a tremendous increase in vaping among our youth, which is a public health crisis. There is a perception that vaping is safe, and these reports of serious pulmonary illness linked to e-cigarette or vaping product use show that this is simply not true," said ODH Director Amy Acton, MD, MPH.
The investigations into Ohio’s six possible cases are just beginning and no additional information is available at this time. “Anyone who thinks that they may be experiencing serious breathing problems linked to vaping should seek immediate medical attention,” said Dr. Acton.
Mosquitoes Tests Positive for West Nile Virus in Butler County
Mosquitoes collected in Butler County tested positive for West Nile virus on Friday, July 26. Public health officials are being proactive and urging people to take precautions to prevent mosquito bites and the diseases they may carry.
Jennifer Bailer Health Commissioner for Butler County wants the public to know, "while the public does not need to panic, now is a good time to focus on prevention. Help the county eliminate sources of standing water on your property to prevent mosquito eggs from hatching and developing into biting adults that spread the disease."
Public Hearings for Proposed Fee Changes
Public Hearing and Reading Dates For All Proposed FeesPublic hearing and first reading: August 15, 2019
Public hearings and readings of a resolution to adopt these fees for 2020 will occur at the monthly meetings of the Butler County Board of Health, held on the third Thursday of the month at 7:30 PM, at 301 South Third Street, Hamilton, Ohio 45011 on the following dates:
Public hearing and second reading: September 19, 2019
Public hearing and third reading: October 17, 2019
Should the proposed fees be approved and adopted, this letter shall serve as notification that the fee changes will be effective for the 2020 licensing year.
Ohio, like most of the United States, is in the midst of an opioid overdose epidemic.
Visit the Overdose Data Tool for a daily snapshot of how drug overdose, primarily due to abuse of opioid drugs, are impacting Butler County.
Click on Read More for education, resources and reports on the opioid epidemic.
Registration for the 2019 Tristate Disaster Volunteer Summit is now open!
The Tristate Disaster Volunteer Summit is an annual summit sponsored by the Tristate Medical Reserve Corps. It's an all day free training day for volunteers from Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana. Both breakfast and lunch are provided.
Interested volunteers can register here:
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