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Columbus city officials have launched an awareness campaign about a syphilis outbreak.

Environmental groups continue their push for stronger green energy policies.

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Columbus Public Health says two Franklin County residents have tested positive for West Nile Virus.

Franklin County and Columbus health officials are launching mosquito spraying this week after mosquitos caught in a trap in Grandview Heights tested positive for the West Nile virus. 

Columbus City Council last night approved a new contract that requires more money be spent to clean up Saunders Park on the Near East Side.

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Columbus Public Health officials are asking people living near Saunders Park be tested for arsenic poisoning. 

The Ohio Department of Health says four people have died from the flu this season as hospitalizations continue to rise.

Columbus Public Health officials say 101 people were hospitalized for the flu from December 20 through December 27, the largest weekly number since the agency started keeping records in 2009.

Columbus Public Health officials say flu cases are on the rise and they do not expect the situation to change anytime soon.

Health officials say the central Ohio mumps outbreak that resulted in nearly 500 cases of the contagious viral illness has ended.

The Cleveland Clinic and other Ohio hospitals are advising residents to tell their doctors if they've traveled to West Africa, where the Ebola virus is believed to have killed thousands of people.

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 a survey of area residents shows there were no adverse human health effects from arsenic and lead found in the soil at Saunders Park.

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. 

Columbus Public Health officials are closely watching an apparent syphilis outbreak. 

The City of Cincinnati is now offering health insurance to municipal employees and their spouses that will cover transgender surgeries.

Columbus Public Health officials say the mumps outbreak is slowing down, but is not yet over. 

No New Measles Cases Since Mid July

Aug 16, 2014

Local and state health officials say no measles cases have been reported since mid-July, while mumps cases continue to be tallied.

Mumps Cases Exceed 450

Aug 1, 2014

Columbus Public Health officials say the number of confirmed cases of mumps is now 469.

Ohio's measles outbreak appears to be coming to an end. 

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Columbus Public Health officials say two pools of mosquitoes on the South Side have tested positive for West Nile virus for the first time this season.

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Columbus Public Health officials are increasing the number of mosquito traps around the city this year, as part of an effort to prevent the spread of diseases like West Nile Virus.

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The growth of mumps cases in central Ohio appears to be slowing.

Columbus and Canton are among 100 cities in the U.S. offering residents free testing for the HIV virus, in support of National HIV Testing Day.

The Mumps and measles outbreaks continue to expand through central Ohio.

Local Mumps Cases Now Exceed 420

Jun 17, 2014

Columbus Public Health officials say 427 cases of mumps have now been confirmed in the outbreak that started at Ohio State University.

Many utility companies and other businesses are critical of the Obama administration's recently-announced goal of cutting carbon emissions from power plants by 30 percent from 2005 levels over the next 16 years.

Columbus Public Health officials say the local rat problem is growing.

Mumps Cases Increase

May 20, 2014

Columbus Public health officials say 366 cases of mumps have now been confirmed in an outbreak that started at Ohio State University.

Confirmed Mumps Cases Exceed 300

May 2, 2014

Public health officials have confirmed 303 cases of mumps in an outbreak that started at Ohio State University earlier this year.

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