Novel Coronavirus (also called COVID-19)
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Bi-Annual Public Health Update
Click to here to read our Bi-Annual Public Health Update and learn about how you can get involved in the Mercer County Medical Reserve Corps and help your neighbors in a time of need. You can also look at statistics on the incidence of various disease in the county and services provided by the health department.
The 2020-2021 flu season is underway, with elevated levels of flu-like illness observed in all regions of the U.S. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate at least 4.6 million illnesses, 39,000 hospitalizations and 2,100 deaths have been caused by influenza so far this season. Flu vaccination is the best way to prevent flu and its potentially serious complications. The good news is it is not too late to get vaccinated. For more information on flu vaccination, call our office at 419-586-3251 extension 6-1462. For more information on influenza, check out the CDC flu page. Also, Flu View is a weekly surveillance report provided by CDC.
Facility Inspections Available Online
View food establishment, campground and swimming pool inspection reports here.
HIV Screening Available
Do you think you may be at risk of contracting HIV due to a recent exposure? Call 419-228-4457 extension 131 to be screened over the phone. If you are considered high-risk for HIV exposure, a free test can be scheduled. Find more information here.
We offer a wide variety of childhood and adult immunizations. Important immunization information is found below.
The following websites offer nationally-recognized information on immunizations.
Pertussis, also know as whooping cough, is a highly contagious respiratory disease. Pertussis is known for uncontrollable, violent coughing which often makes it hard to breathe. Pertussis can affect people of all ages, but can be very serious, even deadly, for babies less than a year old. The best way to protect against pertussis is by getting vaccinated.
Adult head lice are roughly 2-3 millimeters long. Head lice infest the head and neck and attach their eggs to the base of the hair shaft. Lice move by crawling; they cannot hop or fly. Head lice infestation is spread most commonly by close person-to-person contact.
For information on the treatment and prevention of scabies, visit Centers for Disease Control website at:
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Have you ever wondered what services are offered at Mercer County Health District?
Here’s our most recent BROCHURE.
The Mercer County 2019 Resource Handbook is compiled through collaborative efforts and reviewed yearly by the following agencies: Celina City Schools, Cheryl Ann Programs, Mercer County Educational Service Center, Mercer County Family & Children First Council, Mercer County Head Start, Mercer County Health District, Mercer County Help Me Grow, Mercer County Job and Family Services, Mercer County WIOA, Mercer County WIC Program, Mercer Health, Mercer Health Maternal Care Center, OUR Home Family Resource Center and West Ohio Community Action Partnership.
Food Recall Updates: http://www.agri.ohio.gov/apps/odanews/ODARecalls.aspx
Mercer County Health District Organizational Mandates and Authorities: Link to the OAC (Ohio Administrative Code) http://codes.ohio.gov/oac/ & ORC (Ohio Revised Code) http://codes.ohio.gov/orc/37.