Maryland Department of Health

September 10, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Maryland Health Officials Confirm First Case of West Nile Virus

The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) today confirmed the first case of a person with West Nile virus (WNV) in Maryland this year. The infected individual is an adult living in the National Capital Region in Maryland. The Health Department routinely tracks and responds to mosquito-borne infections; no other locally acquired insect-borne infections have been […]

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April 22, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Fourth Measles Case Confirmed in Maryland

Measles Outbreak is Localized to Zip Codes 21208, 21209 and 21215 The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) confirmed Friday that a fourth person in Maryland contracted measles this month. The Centers for Disease Control and prevention (CDC) defines three or more linked cases of measles as an outbreak. Health officials believe the latest case is […]

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April 18, 2019 | Bryan Gallion

Third Maryland Measles Case Confirmed

The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) confirmed Wednesday a third measles case in a Maryland resident this year. This confirmation follows two other cases recorded in the state this month. The MDH confirmed one measles case last year, following only one case also tallied during 2017. “It is concerning that three cases of measles have […]

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April 17, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Second Case of Measles Confirmed in Maryland

Cases are Household Contacts, and Both Aquired Measles Out of State The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) confirmed the second case of measles in a Maryland resident this year. This second case is a household contact of the first confirmed measles case in Maryland. Both individuals aquired measles outside of Maryland when they visited an […]

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April 10, 2019 | Ashley Profitt

First Confirmed Measles Case In Maryland

Last week, the Maryland Department of Health (MDH) confirmed the first case of the measles virus in a Maryland resident this year. This makes Maryland the 20th state to have a confirmed case. The case is said to have originated from an office building located in Pikesville just outside of Baltimore. The MDH says that […]

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July 20, 2017 | Staff Writer

Warning From Health Officials: ‘Avoid Eating Caribeña’s Yellow, Maradol Papayas’

The Maryland Department of Health is warning Marylanders to avoid eating Caribeña’s yellow, Maradol papayas because of potential contamination with Salmonella bacteria, according to a news release. The department’s laboratories administration tested five yellow Maradol papayas collected at a Baltimore retail location and three were confirmed to be contaminated with Samonella. The source of the contamination […]

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July 7, 2017 | Staff Writer

Hogan Announces More Than $22 Million to Fight Heroin and Opioid Epidemic

In an effort to fight the heroin and opioid epidemic, Maryland’s Department of Health, Governor’s Office of Crime Control & Prevention and the Opioid Operational Command Center, announced more than $22 million will be given to the state to help local jurisdictions fund prevention, enforcement and treatment efforts, according to a news release. “Finding real […]

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