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National Preparedness Month starts September 1!

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2016 National Preparedness Month

 

 
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2016 FLU SHOT CLINICS
KENTON HARDIN HEALTH

September 24         Drive Thru beneath Health Dept.      10-1pm

October 3                Hardin County Council on Aging       9-11am & 1-4pm

October 5                Hardin County Council on Aging       1-4pm

October 6                Roundhead Post Office                      1-4pm

October 12              Forest Fire Department                     9am-Noon

October 12              Dunkirk EMS Building                       1:30-4pm

October 12              McGuffey Post Office                        1-4pm

October 14              Mt. Victory Plaza Inn                         9-11:30am

October 18              Ada Presbyterian Church                 9am-4pm

October 19             Alger Community Center                   9-11am

October 24              Forest Methodist Church                 1pm-3pm

Kenton Hardin Health Department
175 W Franklin St, Suite 120
Courthouse Annex
Kenton, OH 43326
419-673-6230
Web Site: kentonhardinhealth.com
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Key Facts

Influenza H3N2v Virus Ohio Cases

  • Two children who had direct contact with swine at the Clark County Fair (July 22-29) have tested positive for a variant swine influenza (flu) virus known as H3N2v, and the Clark County Combined Health District investigated the cases with support from the Ohio Department of Health. Neither child required hospitalization.
  • Symptoms and severity of the H3N2v virus are similar to seasonal flu viruses.
  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also is reporting two H3N2v cases in Michigan. The Ohio and Michigan cases are not linked. They are the first H3N2v cases reported in the U.S. in 2016. There were three H3N2v cases reported in the U.S. in 2015.
  • Flu viruses that commonly circulate in pigs are called “variant” viruses when they are found in people.
  • Swine flu viruses do not usually infect people, but rare human infections have been reported, usually after direct or indirect contact with swine such as during agricultural fairs.
  • Person-to-person spread of the H3N2v virus is rare, and no sustained or community spread has been identified to date.
  • The Ohio Department of Agriculture works with fair boards each year to make sure that information about the H3N2 flu virus is a prominent component of training conducted during their annual meeting, during which they are encouraged to post signage about the importance of good hand hygiene when around fair animals, especially swine.
  • Swine flu viruses do not cause foodborne illnesses and have not been shown to be transmissible to people through eating or proper handling of pork meat or other products derived from pigs, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
  • More information about H3N2v is available on CDC’s website at http://www.cdc.gov/flu/swineflu/h3n2v-cases.htm.
 

Designated On-Call 24/7 Emergency Phone Contact

Emergency Preparedness & Response Division

Designated on-call health department personnel monitor an emergency phone on a continual basis to facilitate prompt public health emergency response. After hour health related emergency calls should be directed to the health department emergency phone number. Should the need permit, the health department is also available to be reached by calling the Hardin County Sheriff’s Office.

Kenton Hardin Health Department After-Hours On-Call

(567) 674-7108

Why you would need to reach us after hours?

  • Restaurant Fires or No Water in Food Establishments
  • Tire Fires
  • Class A Reportable Disease Reporting
  • Bat Bites or Human Exposures to Potentially Rabid Animals
  • Any Biological, Chemical or Radiological Incident
  • Foodborne Outbreak
  • Unsafe or Unsanitary Living Conditions
  • Incorporating Public Health into the EOC during an incident
 
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