Residents are reminded to take precautions to reduce risk during summer, fall
Baltimore, MD (August 18, 2015) – The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH) today is announcing the first confirmed and locally acquired case of West Nile Virus (WNV) in Maryland this year. The infected individual is an adult who lives in the Baltimore Metropolitan region. In addition, WNV also has been detected in mosquito pools collected in Anne Arundel and Prince George’s counties. A mosquito pool is a group of mosquitoes collected at one of several trap sites across the state.
Baltimore, MD (August 13, 2015) – Senate Bill 626, a law that went into effect June 1, 2015, established a nurse dispensing committee to develop an official list giving details of prescribed medicines that may be dispensed by Nurses at Local Health Departments, as well as a curriculum to train the nurses who will do the dispensing.
Revamped portal houses consumer guides, report on health benefits plans
Baltimore, MD (August 11, 2015) – This week, the Maryland Health Care Commission (MHCC) is introducing the improved Maryland Health Care Quality Reports website (www.marylandqmdc.org). This announcement builds on the effort launched in December 2014 to design a comprehensive quality site that focuses the Maryland health care system on delivering better care, spending health care dollars more wisely, and helping people stay healthy.