Sept. 1, 2017: Continued trapping and testing of mosquitoes in Knox County has resulted in more mosquitoes being positively identified with West Nile Virus (WNV). The latest infected insects were found in mosquito traps placed in Fredericktown in mid-August. This is the second time mosquitoes with WNV have been found in Fredericktown which also yielded positive tests from traps placed in late July. Read full article >>

 

Sept. 1, 2017: The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) is warning of a phone scam where callers posing as health department staff are asking for personal information that the department would never seek over the phone. The callers use caller ID spoofing technology to make it appear that they are calling from a credible phone number, including from ODH and at least one Ohio local health department. Read full story>>

 

Aug. 30, 2017: The Knox County Health Department and Knox County Humane Society will sponsor a rabies immunization clinic on Sept. 9 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the garage located behind the health department, 11660 Upper Gilchrist Rd. The clinic is for dogs, cats and ferrets. Rabies vaccination is recommended for all pets, including those kept inside. Read full article >>

 

Aug. 20, 2017: A visit to the dentist can be intimidating, but everything is a bit better when the dental chair is comfortable and the equipment works properly. That’s now the situation at the Knox County Community Health Center where a new dental chair has been installed thanks to funding from the Community Foundation of Mount Vernon & Knox County. The Foundation’s donation of $5,000 helped purchase the chair which cost nearly $9,000. Read full story >>

 

Aug. 8, 2017: Trapping and testing of mosquitoes in Knox County has resulted in the positive identification of West Nile Virus (WNV) in three different locations. Late Monday, the Knox County Health Department received notification of the positive results from the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) which had placed the mosquito traps at the end of July The positive samples were collected in Fredericktown, Gambier and the Apple Valley area of Howard. Read full story >>

 

July 19, 2017:The Knox County Health Department will once again be at the Knox County Fair. The health department booth will be located in the Merchant’s Building, but this year, the agency is located in a new location: on the south side in the southwest corner.

On Saturday, dubbed “free” day at the fair, staff members will be at the booth from noon to 4 p.m. offering a survey for young mothers, women up to age 44 and children up to age 21 from Knox County. Everyone participating in the survey will be eligible to register for a $20 gift card from either WalMart, Kroger or Subway. Read full story>>

 

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