Timely & Topical:
Barberton Water Advisory
July is UV Safety Month
Mosquito Spraying Schedule
Our 2013 Annual Report is now available
Get a Kit. Make a Plan. Be Informed.
Trainings & Workshops:
August 11, 2014
Morley Health Center Auditorium
FOOD SAFETY BASICS CLASS
ODH Level 1 Certification for Food Protection
This course has been approved by the Ohio Department of Health for Level 1 Certification in Food Protection.
Click here for 2014 Schedule and Registration Form
In the Neighborhood:
Akron Urban League
Free 90-Day Business Education /Computer Training Program
Click here for more information
The Home Weatherization Assistance Program (HWAP) serves low- or fixed-income families. HWAP is designed to help lower heating bills by correcting energy deficiencies.
Summit County's Resource
Did you know that more than 60% of what is thrown
away could be recycled?
The majority of trash may be considered to be a “resource” that
can be used and not wasted or buried in a landfill. Recycling allows
our resources (trash) to be used to their full potential. More...
Help Save Lives in
Neighborhood Safety Network Safety Tool Kit
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission needs your help to keep people safe in and around the home. They have developed the Neighborhood Safety Network Safety Tool Kit to help consumers and communities promote safety and health.
Tattoo ink and needles recalled over contamination risk
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) late last week announced a recall of tattoo ink, needles, and kits because of bacterial contamination that led to one illness, the agency said in press release.
White & Blue Lion, Inc., of Industry, Calif., is recalling 5-milliliter bottles of all colors of tattoo ink from a certain lot and batch sold in kits and separately. The ink has a best-used-by date of Dec 16, 2016. It is also recalling various lots of tattoo needles that are included in kits and have an expiration date of June 2018.
"Use of these products may cause bacterial infection and can lead to sepsis, a potentially life-threatening complication of an infection," the FDA said in the release. It did not specify the bacterium. As of Jul 11, one person had become ill because of these products. FDA laboratory testing found bacterial contamination in both the ink and needles, the agency said.
Jul 11 FDA Press Release
The Graham Road WIC Clinic is up and running at its temporary location:
The Job Center
1040 E. Tallmadge Ave.
Akron, OH 44310
Hours of operation are
Monday through Friday 8:00 to 4:00, closed for lunch 11:30 to 12:30
Measles Outbreak in Knox County
April 25, 2014 - The Ohio Department of Health, Knox County Health Department and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), have confirmed an outbreak of measles in the Knox County area. At this time, there are confirmed 16 cases of the measles. The initial cases were from unvaccinated travelers who returned to Ohio from the Philippines.
Signs and Symptoms
For more information about the outbreak, view the ODH media statement here.
For questions about measles, please contact
of our Communicable Investigators at 330-375-2662. For more information on communicable diseases, please visit our Communicable Disease page or contact the unit at the number above.
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May 6, 2014
Suspected Measles Case in Summit County
April 23, 2014
Sagamore Hills Rabies Clinic Scheduled
April 17, 2014
Mumps Update and Vaccine Recommendations
April 4, 2014
April is Healthy Homes Awareness Month
January 24, 2014
Staying Safe in Extreme Cold
January 7, 2014
SCPH Announces Radon Action Month
January 3, 2014
Forecasted Cold Weather
January 3, 2014
Health Risks of Extreme Cold