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Zika Summer 2017
Zika is spread mostly by the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito (Ae. aegypti and Ae. albopictus). These mosquitoes bite during the day and night. Zika can be passed from a pregnant woman to her fetus. Infection during pregnancy can cause certain birth defects. There is no vaccine or medicine for Zika. Local mosquito-borne Zika virus transmission has been reported in the continental United States. The best tool against Zika is prevention; avoiding mosquitoes and mosquito bites is the most effective way to protect yourself. To learn more about Zika and mosquito prevention, visit https://www.cdc.gov/zika/ 

Last Updated on Saturday, 13 May 2017 08:59
 
Be a Hero, Save a Life during an opioid overdose
Across the State of Maryland, and here at home in Worcester, we are in the middle of an opioid epidemic. Every day, people are dying from overdoses. If you believe you are witnessing an overdose, please don’t hesitate, call 911.
 
Be a hero, you could save a life. For more information on what to do during an overdose and addiction recovery resources, visit DecisionsMatter.org

 
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Last Updated on Friday, 07 July 2017 08:41
 
MD 2-1-1 can connect you to addictions and recovery resources
 
MD 211 is a hotline available 24/7 in over 180 languages. It is free to call and can connect callers to essential health and human services near them including addictions treatment and recovery resources. Dial 2-1-1 locally in Worcester County to connect to help today.
 


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Last Updated on Friday, 07 July 2017 10:15
 
Just for Girls Summer 2017
Just for Girls Summer program starts next month. Click the flyer below for more information or to download a registration form. 

 
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Last Updated on Monday, 24 July 2017 14:59
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Recovery is a Decision
Addiction is a Disease. Recovery is a Decision. Decisions Matter. If you or someone you know struggles with substance abuse, help is available locally. Call 410.213.0202 to learn more.

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Last Updated on Monday, 27 March 2017 10:39
 
Don't Let Alcohol Call the Shots: Know Your Limit
When binge drinking, you might feel on top of the world. But the reality is that binge drinking can lead to poor decision making, unintentional injuries, negative short- and long-term health effects, and an increased risk of death.
 
Don’t let alcohol call the shots. Know your limit. For more information on the dangers of binge drinking, visit worcesterhealth.org.

 
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WCHD News

State urges Marylanders not to consume Caribeña’s yellow, Maradol papayas. Health department investigating fruits in potential salmonella contamination.
 
Baltimore, MD (July 19, 2017) – The Maryland Department of Health is warning consumers to avoid eating Caribeña’s yellow, Maradol papayas because of potential contamination with Salmonella bacteria.
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Snow Hill, MD- Last month, Worcester County Health Department staff received an Employee Team Innovation Award from the Maryland Department of Health for their work as instructors for local Mental Health and Youth Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) trainings. 
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Baltimore, MD (July 13, 2017) – The Maryland Department of Health has learned that a wild groundhog found on Saturday, July 8 in the Maryland Wilderness section of The Maryland Zoo was confirmed to have rabies. The groundhog followed a zoo visitor before being captured by zoo staff and being submitted for rabies testing. The groundhog was not a part of the Zoo’s animal collection.
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