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To improve and protect the health of the citizens of the community; to develop programs and services to address the public health needs of the community, with our ultimate goal of a healthy community.

Botulism
One person has died and 20 others are sick with symptoms of foodborne botulism following a weekend potluck in Ohio.  Those ill attended a picnic at Cross Ponte Free Will Baptist Church in Lancaster on Sunday.  Botulism is a rare but potentially fatal paralytic illness caused by a nerve toxin that is produced by certain bacteria.  Symptoms include drooping eyelids, slurred speech and muscle weakness, which can progress to paralysis of the limbs and respiratory muscles.  Botulism is not contagious and there is no threat to the general public.  Botulism Fact Sheet

Severe Weather
Severe Weather Awareness information.

Ebola Virus
Ebola Virus Facts link and Disease Outbreak Response link information.
Contact the Ohio Department of Health Call Center for questions about Ebola at 1-866-1404.  Contact your local health department if you have concerns about potential exposure or additional questions.

Demolition Program
The demolition of a commercial structure located at 50 N. Linden (old Kroger Building) started last week.  The structure has been demolished and site clean up is ongoing.  The next demolition project will be the commercial structure located at 39 N. Arch (old Sherwood Coat Factory).

Demolitions
Every owner or operator of any demolition or renovation operation is required to have the affected structure or part of the structure inspected by a certified asbestos hazard evaluation specialist prior to demolition.  This does not apply to individual owners of residential structures.  Additional information can be obtained from the Canton Air Pollution Control Division at 330-489-3385.

Ohio HIV/STD Hotline-800-332-2437
Als0 visit www.preventhivstdohio.com for more information.  You can also follow on Twitter @preventhivstdoh  Get the Risk Meter mobile app at www.hivriskmeter.com

Misuse of Pesticides
The Agency for Toxice Substances and Disease Registry and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are alerting the public to an emerging national concern regarding misuse of pesticides to treat infestations of bed bugs.  Some pesticides are being applied indoors even though they are approved only for outdoor use.  Pesticides are only to be applied acording to the product label. 

Randall M. Flint, RS, MPH
Health Commissioner
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Alliance City Health Department
537 E. Market St.
Alliance, OH 44601

Ph: (330) 821-7373
Fx: (330) 821-9517
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