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Motor Vehicle Deaths in the U.S.Reducing motor vehicle crash deaths was one of the great public health achievements of the late 20th century. However, more than 32,000 people are killed and 2 million are injured each year from motor vehicle crashes. In 2013, the US crash death rate was more than twice the average of other high-income countries.

In the US, front seat belt use was lower than in almost all other comparison countries. One in 3 crash deaths in the US involved drunk driving, and almost 1 in 3 involved speeding. Lower death rates in other high-income countries and a high percentage of risk factors in the US suggest that we can make more progress in reducing crash deaths. > Learn More

Zika Awareness in MarylandThe Zika virus and its resulting illness were first identified in the Zika forest of Uganda in the 1940’s, although it has likely been present in tropical Africa for much longer. It was first detected in the Americas last year in Brazil and has since been found as far north as Mexico and the Caribbean Islands. The illness seems to be primarily transmitted through mosquito bites. The only evidence of human-to-human spread is through sexual contact. > Learn More

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Vibrio

Vibrio and Shewanella Algae in the Chesapeake
Vibrio and Shewanella Algae are both bacterial species that naturally inhabit brackish waters such as the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries. These infections can be very serious and without prompt treatment can cause death. > More Info

Stop Overdoses

Free Overdose Response Training
The Health Department is hosting a series of Naloxone trainings. The next one takes place on July 19, 2016 at Solomons Volunteer Rescue Squad & Fire Department. Naloxone is a medication used to reverse the effects of opioids especially... > More Info

Heat

Cooling Centers in Calvert County
With temperatures expected to soar to the upper 90s today and the heat index even higher, there are several places in Calvert County to visit if you need to cool off. The county’s community centers and the library will be open during regular hours. > More Info

Calvert Beaches

Calvert County Beach Advisories
View the status of beaches in Calvert County, Maryland. The Health Department conducts routine water sampling and posting of public bathing beaches on a predetermined monitoring schedule from Memorial Day through Labor Day. > More Info

 


  • July 29-30, 2016
    Southern Maryland
    Mission of Mercy
    6:00 am, both days
    Dental Services for Adult Patients
    North Point High School, Waldorf
    > More Info
  • August 16, 2016
    Overdose Response Training
    7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
    Dunkirk Volunteer Fire Department
    > More Info
  • August 18, 2016
    Free 8 Week Tobacco
    Cessation Class
    6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
    Health Department, PF
    Registration Required
    > More Info

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