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: Click It Or Ticket Campaign Kicks Off May 24 In Beavercreek

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BEAVERCREEK, OH — Greene County Safe Communities Coalition, part of Greene County Public Health, and their partner, AAA, is urging drivers to buckle up during the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) national Click It or Ticket high-visibility enforcement effort. The national seat belt campaign, which coincides with the Memorial Day holiday, runs from May 22 to June 4, 2023. 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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