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State officials say two children became ill with a new version of the swine flu virus after being in contact with infected pigs at the Clark County Fair in late July.

Ohio will receive nearly 1 million dollars in federal funds to help protect residents from the mosquito-borne Zika virus.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is pointing to a problem with murky waters in the North Carolina water rapids course where an Ohio teen is believed to have been exposed to a brain-attacking amoeba.

The Centers for Disease Control says chlorination and filtration systems at the U.S. National Whitewater Center in North Carolina, where a Westerville teen was infected by a fatal amoeba, were inadequate to properly clean the facility's waters.

Federal and state health experts are pushing swimming pool cleanliness and safety this summer, noting that many accidental deaths of American children are caused by drowning.

State officials will launch a campaign on Monday to educate the public about fentanyl and heroin overdose deaths. 

The Centers for Disease Control says teen birth rates have fallen in Ohio and across the country.

The Centers for Disease Control says more than a dozen people have become sickened by a listeria outbreak connected to the Dole processing plant in Springfield.

2016 marks the 35th anniversary of the start of the nation's H-I-V/AIDS epidemic.


The state's health department has been answering questions from the public about a virus that poses potential danger to pregnant women. 

Several events are being held around the state today in observance of World AIDS Day. 

The Centers for Disease Control says more Ohio kids are getting the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine on time.

Improperly canned food is suspected of causing the Lancaster botulism outbreak. 

Ohio is tied with Colorado and West Virginia for the lowest measles vaccination rate in the country. 

Cuyahoga County health officials say eight people died from the flu in one week.

The Centers for Disease Control has designated Cuyahoga County's MetroHealth Hospital as an Ebola treatment center. 

The Centers for Disease Control says over one thousand Americans were diagnosed with mumps this year. 

As the Ebola outbreak continues in West Africa and reports  a second health care worker in Dallas has tested positive for the disease have emerged-- fear among Ohioans seems to be mounting. 

Health Officials Confirm Respiratory Virus In Ohio

Sep 24, 2014

Health officials say two hospitals in Ohio have confirmed cases of an uncommon virus causing severe respiratory illness for children in about two dozen states.  

Columbus Public Health officials say samples taken from young children and sent to the Centers for Disease Control have so far tested negative for Enterovirus D68. 

Central Ohio doctors are waiting on test results from the Centers for Disease Control to find out if a respiratory virus is in the community.

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The Centers for Disease Control says Ohio doctors prescribe painkillers at high rates.

The Centers for Disease Control says measles cases are at a 20-year high, and 60-percent of those cases are in Ohio.

Knox County Health officials are working with the Centers for Disease Control to confirm 13 suspected cases of measles.

Health Advocates Propose Expanding Liability Laws

Mar 13, 2014

A recent Gallup poll found less than 50-percent of Ohioans work out three or more days a week, placing the state in the bottom ten for the sixth-straight year.

Ohio's Smoking Rate Still High; Dropping Very Slowly

Feb 3, 2014

Despite a half century of government warnings, nearly one in four Ohioans still smoke.

A non-profit group established by a managed health care company says Ohio is one of the unhealthiest states in the nation.

The Centers for Disease Control says more than 2 million Americans are sickened and more than 20 thousand die each year from antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

Flu Vaccines available this year include the quadrivalent vaccine, designed to fight four strains rather than the traditional three... 

The Centers for Disease Control again ranks Ohio as one of the nation's most obese states.