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2014-2015 Flu Season Update

Flu season has started in Calvert County. There has been a significant increase in the number of influenza cases over the past two weeks. 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

Perfect Bar & Company Recalls Peanut Butter and Cranberry Crunch Nutrition Bars Due to Possible Health RiskAfter Perfect Bar’s routine product testing, the company is issuing a nationwide recall of specific lot numbers of its Peanut Butter and Cranberry Crunch flavor recipes due to potential contamination of Salmonella.
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Public Health Updates

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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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

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Health Department Unveils New Logo
The Health Department, which previously, did not have its own logo, is excited to share this symbol of the diverse range of services we provide to promote and protect the health of all county residents. The logo will serve to unify the work ... > Learn More

 


  • DecemberNational Impaired Driving Prevention Month
  • December 24 – 26, 2014
    The Health Department will be closed. We will re-open on December 29, 2014 at 8:00 am. Have a healthy and safe holiday.
  • January 7, 2015
    Free 8 Week Smoking
    Cessation Program
    Wednesdays 12:00 pm & 6:00 pm
    Holiday Inn Express,
    Prince Frederick
    Registration Required
    > More Info
  • January 14, 2015
    “Let’s Talk Addiction”
    6:30 – 8:30 pm
    Calvert Library, Prince Frederick
    Registration Required
    > More Info

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