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Ebola

Ebola Udate from the Health Officer- What You Need to Know Newscasts and social media continue to churn with stories and posts about Ebola. As head of the Calvert County Health Department, I want to address two topics that have been on many people’s minds. The first is the current risk of Ebola infection to Americans. The second is the capability of the CDC and the healthcare system to prevent and treat infections.

The risk of infection for people living in the U.S. remains close to zero. Despite the hypothetical scenarios of widespread disease mentioned on television and on the internet, no one other than the two healthcare workers who were exposed to the body fluids of a very ill patient has become infected. That includes the people who shared a Dallas apartment with the person who later died from Ebola. It is possible that an occasional person with early infection may enter the country, but large-scale outbreaks are extremely unlikely. … > Learn More

HAR Maspeth Corp RECALLS Jinga brand “Pan Fried Anchovies” Because of Possible Health RiskHAR Maspeth Corp. of Maspeth, NY, is recalling its 2 ounce and 4 ounce packages of Jinga “Pan Fried Anchovies” due to contamination with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people and others with weakened immune systems. > Learn More

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Information for the 2014-2015 Flu Season
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that everyone 6 months and older get a flu vaccination. Yearly vaccination for persons 6 months and older is the best way to prevent getting the flu. > 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

 

  • OctoberDomestic Violence Awareness Month
  • October 21, 2014
    Vigil to Bring Awareness
    to Domestic Violence
    7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
    Circuit Courthouse Courtyard. Prince Frederick
    > More Info
  • October 23, 2014
    Flu Vaccination Clinic
    4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
    Huntingtown High School
    > More Info
  • October 25, 2014
    Free Rabies Clinic
    10:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Patuxent High School
    Please Vaccinate all Pets
    > More Info

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