|Lake County Celebrates 175th Anniversary by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Tuesday, May 19, 2015|
|25 YEAR COUNTY SERVICE AWARD! by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Monday, May 04, 2015|
The Lake County Board of Commissioners presented a service award to Guy Rigsby, Senior Radio Technician,
for 25 years of service in the Telecommunications Department!
|TICKS AND LYME DISEASE by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Thursday, April 30, 2015|
CONTACT: TERRY KENT, (440) 350-2436
COUNTY GENERAL HEALTH DISTRICT
April 30, 2015
DON’T LET THAT TICK MAKE YOU SICK:
IT’S LYME DISEASE AWARENESS MONTH
May is Lyme Disease Awareness
Month and Lake County General Health District is encouraging all residents to
take action to prevent Lyme Disease. Lyme disease is a sickness caused by the
bite of a blacklegged or deer tick (Ixodes
scapularis) that carries the Borrelia burgdorferi bacterium.
In the United States
over the last few years, there has been a steady increase in the number of
reported cases of Lyme disease. Lyme disease is common in the Northeastern and upper
Midwestern United States. Ohio is located between these two areas. Since 2010, the number of blacklegged ticks
in Ohio have increased particularly in wooded areas.
Typical symptoms of
Lyme disease include fever, headache, tiredness
and a characteristic “bull’s-eye” skin rash. If left untreated, infection
can spread to the joints, heart and nervous system, causing long-term medical
problems. Your healthcare provider will tell you if you have Lyme disease
based on symptoms, and the possibility of exposure to infected ticks. A blood test may also be taken. Most cases of Lyme disease can be treated
successfully with a few weeks of antibiotics, but there is no vaccine for Lyme
disease. Dogs can also get Lyme disease. Humans cannot get Lyme
disease from dogs; but dogs can carry ticks that have Lyme disease into the
home. A Lyme disease vaccine is
available for dogs through your veterinarian.
“There are several steps we can
take to prevent Lyme Disease, as well as other diseases caused by the bites of
ticks and mosquitoes,” commented Terry Kent, Environmental Health Supervisor at
Lake County General Health District. If
you are going to be in a wooded or forested area, Kent suggests taking the
White or light
clothing is recommended as it is easier to spot any ticks. Shirts and T-shirts should be tucked into
your pants and socks pulled up over the bottom of the pants.
Wear insect repellent on your bare skin or wear
clothes that have repellent built-in. Make sure that the repellent you’re using
contains 20% or more of the active ingredient (like DEET).
Help younger kids apply repellent and keep it
away from eyes, mouth and hands.
Avoid taking short cuts through thick brush and
Check for ticks at the end of each day before
returning to your home. Pets should also be
Take a shower. It will help wash off the ticks you can’t see.
any attached tick as soon as you notice it by grasping with tweezers, as close
to the skin as possible, and pulling it straight out.
For more information on
Lyme Disease, visit https://www.lcghd.org/Ticks or call Terry at (440) 350-2436.
|HEALTH CLINICS IN MAY! by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Thursday, April 30, 2015|
CONTACT: Judi Waite, (440) 350 2452 April 27, 2015
COUNTY GENERAL HEALTH DISTRICT
CLINICS OFFERED IN MAY
The Lake County General Health
District located at One Victoria Square, Suite 215, Painesville, Ohio 44077 is
offering the following clinics. Please
call for an appointment at (440) 350-2554 and for location information.
Child Immunizations ONLY
- 9:30 to 11:00 a.m., May 5 at Willowick Senior Citizens
Center, 321 E. 314th St. Willowick
- 2:30 to 4:00 p.m., May 11
- 9:30 to 11:00 a.m., May 18
- 1:30 – 3:00 p.m., May 20 at the Mentor Community Center (above the Ice
Arena), 8500 Civic Center Blvd., Mentor, Ohio 44060
to 10:30 a.m., May 8
- 2:00 to 3:30 p.m., May 22
for an appointment at (440) 350-2554.
- 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., May 1
- 5:00 to 6:00 p.m., May 12 at the Willoughby Senior
Center, 38032 Brown Ave., Willoughby, Ohio 44094
- 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., May 15
- 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., Tuesdays
information, call (440) 350-5891.
(Overdose Education and Prevention with Naloxone Distribution):
p.m. to 4:00 p.m., May 12 and May 19
For more information,
call (440) 350-5891.
|Fair Housing by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Wednesday, April 29, 2015|
|COUNTY COMMISSIONERS DECLARE FAIR HOUSING MONTH|
|CAREER FAIR by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Friday, April 03, 2015|
|Lakeland Community College Hosts a Career Fair on Tuesday, April 14, 2015. Call 440-525-7222 for more information or click here to view the flyer.|
|Engineer by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Monday, March 30, 2015|
A map of all current load restricted Lake County system bridges (structures with a clear crossing span of 10’ or greater) is attached.
|HEALTH by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Friday, March 27, 2015|
| LAKE COUNTY HEALTH RANKINGS|
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of
Wisconsin Population Health Institute today released the sixth year of the County
Health Rankings, a comprehensive report that ranks the overall health
of nearly every county in all 50 states by using a standard way to measure how
healthy people are and how long they live. Lake County General Health District
(LCGHD) is pleased that Lake County continues to be in the top tier of Ohio
counties for Health Outcomes and Health Factors. CLICK HERE...
|ChildAbusePreventionMonth by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Thursday, March 26, 2015|
The Lake County Board of Commissioners declared
April Child Abuse Prevention Month
in Lake County!
Please click the links below to support the efforts
of the Job and Family Services
Children Services Division.
|Lake County Saves by NewsPosts, Publish Date: Friday, February 27, 2015|
The Lake County Board of Commissioners proclaimed
February 23-28 Lake County Saves Week.
LAKE COUNTY OSU EXTENSION PROGRAMS