Posts Tagged ‘virus’

Hepatitis A: What You Need to Know

Did you know the Ohio Department of Health declared a statewide community outbreak of hepatitis A? From January 5, 2018 through October 1, 2018 there has been 538 cases of hepatitis A throughout the state of Ohio. In Cuyahoga county there has been 9 cases of hepatitis A. What is hepatitis A? Hepatitis A is […]


What You Need to Know About the Zika Virus

Disease facts Spread to people primarily through the bite of an infected “Aedes” species mosquito Most common symptoms: fever rash joint pain conjunctivitis (red eyes) Illness is usually mild and vague; many do not seek treatment therefore never knowing that they were infected First discovered in 1947 in Uganda; additional cases in Asia and Pacific […]


What You Should Know for the 2015-2016 Flu Season

Within a few months, we will once again be dealing with the Cleveland cold weather and snow! And along with the cold and snow comes sniffles and sneezes – colds and flu. Although the common cold makes us feel terrible, it is often quick to resolve and usually leaves no lasting problems. On the other […]


The Facts About Measles

Measles is a highly contagious disease caused by a virus. The virus is transmitted by direct contact with infectious droplets or spread airborne when an infected person breathes, coughs, or sneezes. The measles virus can remain infectious on surfaces and in the air for up to two hours after an infected person leaves an area. […]


Facts About Ebola Virus

Not having all of the facts regarding the Ebola Outbreak can be very scary. Knowing the symptoms and how it is spread can help eliminate some of those fears. Below are some basic facts from the CDC regarding Ebola. Ebola is NOT spread through Casual Contact Air Water Food grown or legally purchased in the […]