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

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.

Last Updated on Friday, 07 July 2017 10:15
Lifestyle Balance Classes Fall 2017
Pre-diabetic or at-risk for Type II Diabetes? Want to add some balance to your lifestyle? Click the flyer to learn more about free Lifestyle Balance classes in Worcester this fall.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 August 2017 11:37
Out of the Darkness Suicide Prevention Walk 2017
Out of the Darkness returns to Ocean City this September, 23, 2017. Registration begins at 9 a.m., walking at 10 a.m. at Caroline St. on the Boardwalk. When you walk in the Out of the Darkness Walks, you join the effort with hundreds of thousands of people to raise awareness and funds that allow AFSP to invest in new research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy, and support survivors of suicide loss. For more information, or to register for this free event, click the picture below. 

Last Updated on Friday, 18 August 2017 14:21
Mosquito Prevention
Remove mosquito habitats
  • Eliminate standing water in rain gutters, old tires, buckets, plastic covers, toys, or any other container where mosquitoes can breed.
  • Empty and change the water in bird baths, fountains, wading pools, rain barrels, and potted plant trays at least once a week to destroy potential mosquito habitats.
  • Drain or fill temporary pools of water with dirt.
Keep swimming pool water treated and circulating.
Last Updated on Monday, 21 August 2017 10:48

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Snow Hill, MD – Nutrition starts from the ground up, and what better way to build healthy habits than participate in a community garden? The Worcester County Health Department is encouraging local residents to participate in an open interest meeting about community gardens in our area. If you are a gardener or are interested in learning about or working on a community garden in Worcester, please attend the free event at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, September 20 at the Worcester County Recreation Center in Snow Hill.
Maryland Department of Health releases 2017 first quarter fatal overdose data
Fentanyl-related deaths shows largest increase
Baltimore, MD (August 4, 2017) – The Maryland Department of Health today released data for fatal overdoses in the first quarter of 2017. During this period, which encompasses January to March of 2017, there were 550 overdose-related deaths in the state, including 372 fentanyl-related deaths. The report is posted on the Department of Health website and can be accessed here.
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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