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Ebola Virus Disease has been in the national spotlight and the situation continues to unfold worldwide. To date, there have been no cases in Maryland. Dulles International Airport has begun screening travelers arriving from three West African nations hit hardest by Ebola. The health department is monitoring the situation closely and is working with our local and state partners.

For additional information regarding Ebola and to see what Maryland is doing you can visit the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH) . You can also find a wealth of additional information including, but not limited to, guidance on transmission, travel, protection, etc., on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website.

With the influenza season upon us, as always, the best protection for it and a variety of other illnesses is traditional practices including including, hand washing, covering your nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing, avoiding touching your eyes, nose and mouth and keeping your immunizations up to date.

January Health Observances

Cervical Health Awareness Month

Cervical Cancer is

Get a Pap Test
as recommeded
by your doctor

No insurance?
High out-of-pocket cost?

If you are 40 or older
and live in Maryland
call the Breast and
Cervical Cancer Program
for asistance


Cancer Prevention

If you could prevent

your child

from developing

certain types of


would you?

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Maryland Health Connection

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My Pet got a Rabies Shot

Help Prevent Rabies

Rabies is a preventable disease transmitted by the bite of a rabid animal.
  • Avoid contact with stray animals
  • Vaccinate your pet

Prevent Lyme Disease Trail Sign   

Lyme disease is passed to humans by the bite of black-legged ticks (also known as deer ticks in the eastern United States) and western black-legged ticks infected with the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi.

The Lyme disease bacterium normally lives in mice, squirrels, and other small mammals.

In 2010, the highest number of confirmed Lyme disease cases were reported from New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Minnesota, Maryland, Virginia, New Hampshire, Delaware, and Maine.

See Protecting Yourself From Ticks and Mosquitoes

Click here for Flu Vaccine Clinic Information

The FLU Ends with U. Learn more: www.flu.gov   

The single best way to protect against the flu is to get vaccinated each year. Everyone 6 months and older should get vaccinated.

Who needs a flu vaccine? You!

This season, the Flu Ends with U!

From the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC):

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Last Updated 12/26/2014     © Washington County Health Department