Sunday, March 29, 2015
Main Number: 410-996-5550
Public Health Emergencies: 410-996-5673

 

 










Mental Health or Substance Abuse Crisis?
Depressed? Feeling hopeless?
Don't know who to call?
For information, referral or crisis assistance with 
a substance abuse or mental health issue, call 
Upper Shore Crisis Resource Helpline

Wegmans Spinach Recall
Wegmans announces recall‬ of frozen Wegmans Organic Food You Feel Good About Just Picked Spinach, 12 oz., which may be contaminated with Listeria Monocytogenes.

The product was sold in the frozen food department of the company’s stores in Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey and Massachusetts between January 27 and March 21, 2015.

 Read more here


Drug and Alcohol Abuse Council Meeting
 The next meeting of the Cecil County Drug and Alcohol Abuse Council is scheduled for 3 p.m., Thursday, March 26, in the Cecil County Health Department auditorium.

The Cecil County Drug and Alcohol Abuse Council identifies priorities and strategies to meet the evaluation, prevention and treatment needs of our community. Members include representatives from local government, local and regional prevention and treatment providers, social services, law enforcement, criminal justice organizations, the faith community, the recovery community, the health department and concerned citizens.The task force meeting is open to the public.

For more information, please contact Alicia O’Conner, Cecil County Health Department, Alcohol and Drug Recovery Center at 410-996-5106. 


Is Your Child Vaccinated Against Measles?
The United States is experiencing a large multi-state measles outbreak that started in California in December, 2014, and has now spread to 14 states (Arizona, California, Colorado, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, Washington) and Mexico. An additional measles case found in Delaware is unrelated to the Disneyland outbreak. 

Measles is a highly contagious virus that can be found in the air after someone who is infected with measles coughs or sneezes, or spreads by direct contact with infected secretions. Symptoms to look for include: 

  • Rash that starts on the face and neck and then spreads
  • High fever
  • Runny nose
  • Red, watery eyes
  • Cough

There is no specific treatment for measles, but it can be prevented with a measles vaccine. Contact your health care provider to make sure your child is up-to-date on all vaccinations.  

More information about Measles from CDC.
Download this immunization schedule for children.
Here's a handy immunization schedule for adults.


 
Help Fight the Alarming Number of Overdose Deaths in Cecil County
To eliminate the number of senseless deaths caused by overdose, Cecil County Health Department now offers training on the use of naloxone, a life-saving drug that can rapidly reverse an overdose resulting from opioid painkillers, such as Oxycontin or Percocet, or heroin.

After completion of training, participants receive a kit containing two doses of naloxone for use in event of an overdose emergency.

For more information or to see if you qualify, contact:
Karl Webner, Overdose Prevention Coordinator
443-245-3785

Download a copy of the flyer here. 

Information about Ebola
What is Ebola?

Ebola virus disease is a severe, often fatal, viral disease. For the most current information regarding Ebola and outbreaks caused by Ebola, visit http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/. 

What are the symptoms of Ebola?

Ebola symptoms usually include fever. Other symptoms may include headache, diarrhea, vomiting, weakness, joint and muscle aches, stomach pain, lack of appetite and bleeding. The symptoms can be similar to other, more common, infections. Symptoms appear 2-21 days after exposure to the virus, but most commonly occur 8-10 days after exposure.

The CDC emphasizes that the United States has a strong health care system and Ebola poses little risk to the U.S. general population because the likelihood of spreading is very low.

Transmission is through direct contact with the bodily fluids of an infected person, which includes vomit, blood or diarrhea. Individuals who are not symptomatic are not contagious.

As a precaution, the CDC issued a reminder to doctors and healthcare workers in the U.S. to be alert for signs and symptoms of Ebola and as with any infectious disease, people showing symptoms such as fever, cough or vomiting should be isolated as soon as they come into a medical facility, and all staff who come into contact should be gloved, gowned and masked.

The latest information on the outbreak in West Africa can be found at the World Health Organization link here.

Click here for information on Ebola from the Centers for Disease Control. 

Download the Ebola Fact Sheet from the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.


 

Interpreting services are available free of charge to all clients receiving Cecil County Health Department services.

Se ofrecen servicios de intérpretes gratuitos a todos los clientes que reciban servicios del Departamento de Salud del Condado de Cecil. En Español 410-996-5550 Extension 4680





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