PR: GCPH Recognizes Menís Health Month Throughout June

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GREENE COUNTY, OH – June is Men's Health Month and officials at Greene County Public Health want to encourage all men to take time to focus on the unique health challenges they face, and to encourage them to prioritize their physical and mental health. Full Story

Join the Backyard BBQs with our Harm Reduction Team

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Greene County Public Health’s Communicable Disease/ HIV Prevention and SafeTrade programs will be joining forces with a new series of events to serve one of our most marginalized populations. Monthly “backyard BBQ” style events will be offered through October at our SafeTrade/WIC location in Fairborn one Friday each month. There will be free food, games, HIV, Hep C and Syphilis testing. Other community partners have been invited to come and share information about their services (Greene Cats, Care Source, Hep C Cure Squad, Inclusive Fairborn, and more). The goal of these events is to provide individuals with resources to improve their overall quality of life. Full Story

PR: GCPH Readies for Another Active Mosquito Season

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GREENE COUNTY, OH – The Environmental Health (EH) team at Greene County Public Health (GCPH) has begun preparing for another active mosquito season. While the unusually cooler, wetter weather has delayed their emergence, it is still expected to be busy year of trapping and treating as part of our Integrated Pest Management strategy. Full Story

PR: GCPH Provides Tips on Food Safety for Picnics and Grilling

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XENIA, OH – With Memorial Day looming, graduations underway, and the summer season officially kicking off, Greene County Public Health officials want to remind everyone about safe food handling during picnic and grilling season.  It is important to prepare and transport food safely to prevent foodborne illnesses, such as Salmonella, Norovirus, E. coli, etc. With a little bit of planning, summer parties and family gatherings can be fun and safe for all. Full Story

PR: Public Health Officials Share Information on Ticks, Related Diseases

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XENIA, OH – Now that the warmer weather is finally in the forecast, Greene County Public Health officials remind you to take preventive measures against ticks. Some ticks can transmit serious and possibly fatal diseases. In Ohio, these include: Rocky Mountain spotted fever, Lyme disease, anaplasmosis, ehrlichiosis and babesiosis. These diseases can be transmitted only by the bite of an infected tick. An infected animal or person cannot pass the infection on to another animal or person. Use caution when removing ticks from pets and be sure to check yourself and loved ones after spending time in ticks’ habitats. Full Story

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