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Tuesday, 29 April 2014 10:42

More of the Measles Outbreak

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio (AP) - Ohio health officials say a measles outbreak that began among Amish who had traveled to the Philippines now involves 21 cases confirmed over three counties.

The state Department of Health reports the number of cases in Knox County in north-central Ohio has increased to 19. Nearby Richland and Wayne counties each have one confirmed case of the highly contagious respiratory illness.

Officials say the outbreak began with unvaccinated travelers who visited the Philippines, which has had a measles epidemic.

Officials are urging vaccination to limit the Ohio outbreak. In Morrow County, adjacent to Knox County, health officials plan a free immunization clinic Wednesday evening for anyone who hasn't received two doses of the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine.

Measles is caused by a virus. The symptoms include fevers, coughs, rashes and pink eye.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Public health officials say it's difficult to know the exact size of Ohio's rising tick population after funding cuts to a monitoring program.
 
   The Columbus Dispatch reports the bugs and the diseases they carry, such as Lyme disease, become bigger concerns in warm weather.
 
   Ohio's incidence of Lyme disease, spread by the black-legged tick, has reached a 20-year high. Recorded cases rose from 44 in 2008 to 93 last year.
 
   At the same time, state lawmakers cut funding last year to a program that monitors ticks and other disease-spreading insects. A midterm budget bill passed by the Ohio House restores program funding. The measure still needs Ohio Senate and gubernatorial approval.
 
   State entomologist Richard Gary said Ohio relies on education campaigns to limit cases of insect-bourne disease.

Sunday, 27 April 2014 10:35

Update: Measles, Mumps Outbreak in Ohio

Local and State health departments urge immunizations 
Sunday, 27 April 2014 09:38

Ohio Exotic Animal Crackdown Continues

 1 in 3 who own exotic animals in Ohio lacks permit
Sunday, 06 April 2014 09:06

Man Dies in Ohio Plane Crash

Pilot killed  Southern Ohio
Tuesday, 18 March 2014 11:18

Rock Throwers on I-70 Damage Cars

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Columbus police are trying to find out who threw rocks that hit as many as a dozen vehicles along an Ohio interstate.
 
   No injuries were reported but some cars were damaged so severely they had to be towed.
 
   WBNS-TV reports one witness saw two boys throwing the rocks onto Interstate 70 Monday night.
 
   The station says police searched the area with a helicopter but couldn't find any suspects.
 
   Motorist Dennis DeYoung tells the station he was concerned about seeing two boys so close to the highway until he saw one of them throw a rock and hit his windshield.
 
   Highway rock throwers have caused serious injuries in past incidents in Ohio, including a minister blinded by a rock thrown from an I-70 overpass in 2001.

Monday, 17 March 2014 10:59

Animal Shelter Reopens

HEATH, Ohio (AP) - Officials are ready to reopen a central Ohio animal shelter that closed after a litter of puppies contracted a contagious viral disease and died.
 
   The Licking County Humane Society closed to the public in early March to quarantine and clean the facility in Heath to rid it of any traces of parvovirus.
 
   It says no more animals showed symptoms or tested positive for the virus since the initial outbreak.
 
   The disease spreads through animal waste and direct contact between dogs. It can create intestinal and heart problems for the animals.
 
   The shelter says it will reopen Monday. To celebrate the reopening on St. Patrick's Day, it plans to offer drastically reduced adoption fees that day for dogs and cats that have been awaiting permanent homes for at least three months.

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