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2014-2015 Flu Season Update

Flu season is well underway here in Calvert County. There has been a significant increase since the end of November and cases continue to rise. As you may have seen on the news or the web, the most common strain of the influenza this year is called H3N2. In past years, when H3N2 caused illness, there were much higher rates of serious illness and death from the flu. The best way to protect yourself and your family members is to get vaccinated.

Therefore, everyone 6 months and older who have not yet received a flu vaccine this season, should be vaccinated as soon as possible! Even though the vaccine does not provide perfect protection, it will decrease the chance of getting sick by 50-70%. For those who get sick despite receiving the vaccine, they typically have shorter, less serious illnesses. > Learn More

Cold Weather Facts and Tips to Keep WarmThe Department of Health and Mental Hygiene reminds Marylanders of the dangers associated with cold weather health hazards such as hypothermia and frostbite. Hypothermia occurs when the body temperature falls below 95ºF. ... > More Info

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Colon Cancer Awareness

Calvert County Health Department’s Tenth Annual Keep Your Colon Rollin’! 5k Walk/Run
Time to register! Race takes place rain or shine on Saturday, March 28, 2015, 9:00 am at Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum, Saint Leonard, MD.
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Rabies Prevention
Rabies is a deadly disease that can be transmitted from an animal infected with rabies to unvaccinated pets and to people.  If untreated, rabies is almost always fatal.  Rabies is known to exist in all counties in Maryland. ... > More Info

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Enterovirus D68 (EV D68)
The CDC has confirmed the presence of EV D68 in Maryland. The case did not occur in Calvert, but given the quick spread of this viral strain across the country, it is likely that EV D68 will appear in our area. There is no vaccine available for EV-D68. ... > More Info

Ebola

What You Need to Know about Ebola
The Health Department will continue to post updates on important changes in Ebola response as needed. Our staff takes to heart the importance of protecting the wellbeing of our citizens. We are happy to answer any questions you may have. ... > More Info

 


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