Month of August
Rabies is a preventable viral disease of mammals most often transmitted through the bite of a rabid animal or, less commonly, when saliva from an infected animal gets into an open wound or onto a mucous membrane.
Rabies is almost always fatal once clinical symptoms appear; however, it is 100% preventable in humans through prompt and appropriate medical care. In addition to washing any bite wound with soap and water as soon as possible, animal bite victims should consult with their doctor and promptly report the incident to the local health department.
Ohio's local health departments investigate approximately 20,000 animal bite and exposure incidents annually. Because of health department activities and medical treatment, human rabies is rare in the United States. Ohio's last human rabies case was in 1970.
USDA will be doing oral rabies vaccination in our area between August 23- August 30, 2019. Please see attached flyer for more information.
Oral Rabies Vaccination
For more information please contact the Conneaut City Health Department
Harmful Algal Blooms
(HABs) are often called blue-green algae, are commonly found in Ohio lakes, slow-moving rivers, and ponds. There are many kinds of species of blue-green algae that do not produce toxins, but some can cause HABs. What causes HABs you may ask is when there is a shallow body of fresh water, warm temperatures, sunlight, and excessive amounts of nutrients (nitrogen and phosphorus) in the water.
In the right environment, the numbers of blue-green algae can increase at a rapid rate or "bloom" in a body of water. Some HABs are visible, and can be seen as a thick mats or scum on the surface of the water. These mats can vary in color, including bright green, bluish-green, or even sometimes a red or maroon.
For more information click here
Click on bathing beach and recreational water monitoring reports before you swim, for Conneaut Township Park.
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