Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Main Number: 410-996-5550
Public Health Emergencies: 410-392-2008


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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 
Eastern Shore Crisis Resource Helpline

Zika Virus Information Center
The World Health Organization recently declared the Zika virus, a mosquito-borne pathogen currently spreading in Central and South America, to be a global public health emergency.

Zika virus has mostly been spread to people through mosquito bites. The most common symptoms of Zika virus disease are fever, rash, joint pain, and conjunctivitis (red eyes). Symptoms are often mild or even non-existent. However, a 2015 outbreak in Brazil led to reports of Guillain-Barré syndrome and pregnant women giving birth to babies with birth defects and poor pregnancy outcomes.

In response, CDC has issued travel notices for people traveling to regions and certain countries where Zika virus transmission is ongoing. 

Click here for the latest information on the Zika virus from the federal Centers for Disease Control.

If you're planning to travel, you can also download and print this guide on avoiding mosquito bites.

Inter-Agency Council on Homelessness Meeting February 17 at Health Department
The Cecil County Inter-Agency Council on Homelessness will meet at 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, February 17, at Cecil County Health Department, 401 Bow Street, Elkton. The meeting is open to the public. For information or to RSVP, contact Julie Wright, Cecil County Health Department, Division of Special Population Services, at 410-996-5112.
Flu season update -- get your vaccination!

The CDC has issued a health advisory stating that influenza activity is increasing across the country. As long as viruses are circulating, it’s not too late to get vaccinated. Seasonal flu vaccine is readily available at many doctors’ offices and local pharmacies. Use the Flu Vaccine Finder below to find a location near you. Enter your ZIP code, click "GO" and then check the vaccination type you seek.

For more information about the flu, please call the Health Department's Flu Phone Line at 410-996-1005.

Schedule for Clinic Services
If you are looking for the Health Department's Clinic Services, please note that many clinic services have new hours effective January 2016. Click here to find the new schedule and where to call for more information on the service you need.

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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