Loudoun County Health Department

Loudoun County Health Department

The Loudoun County Health Department provides a wide range of health care services and works to ensure the health and well-being of Loudoun County residents.

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patch.com

Free Flu Shot Clinic Planned By Loudoun County Public Health

https://patch.com/virginia/ashburn/free-flu-shot-clinic-planned-loudoun-county-public-health

patch.com The clinic is planned Oct. 26. in Sterling, but a limited amount of vaccines will be available.

newyorker.com

The Message of Measles

newyorker.com As public-health officials confront the largest outbreak in the U.S. in decades, they’ve been fighting as much against dangerous ideas as they have against the disease.

nationalgeographic.com

The world before vaccines is a world we can’t afford to forget

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/culture/2019/08/cannot-forget-world-before-vaccines/

nationalgeographic.com Measles is now resurgent in the United States and many other countries. Historical amnesia is partly to blame.

cnn.com

Don't pet the cat: My rabies education and the big bill that followed

https://edition.cnn.com/2019/08/16/health/rabies-treatment-bill-khn-partner/

cnn.com An encounter with a cat led to rabies shots and provided yet another illustration of how confusing, contrary and expensive the American health care system is.

cdc.gov

Pertussis (Whooping Cough) Prevention in Adults| CDC

Whooping cough (pertussis) can be a very serious infection in infants. They depend on your being vaccinated to keep them safe, but protection wanes over time. Have you gotten your Tdap booster? https://www.cdc.gov/pertussis/about/prevention/adults.html

cdc.gov Vaccine protection for pertussis (whooping cough), tetanus, and diphtheria fades with time. Therefore, CDC recommends a single dose of Tdap for adults 19 or older who have not previously received a Tdap vaccine. CDC recommends adults receive a tetanus and diphtheria booster (called Td) every 10 year...

cdc.gov

Vaccine Information Statement | Hepatitis A | VIS | CDC

Vaccination is the best way for everyone to stay safe from hepatitis A, a common infection in many foreign countries. Children are now routinely vaccinated. Have you been? https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/vis/vis-statements/hep-a.html

cdc.gov Hepatitis A Vaccine Information Statement

cdc.gov

Achievements in Public Health, 1900-1999 Impact of Vaccines Universally Recommended for Children -- United States, 1990-1998

Routine childhood vaccination in the U.S. prevents approximately 42,000 deaths and 20 million cases of disease, with net savings of nearly $14 billion in direct costs and $69 billion in total societal costs. https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/00056803.htm

cdc.gov At the beginning of the 20th century, infectious diseases were widely prevalent in the United States and exacted an enormous toll on the population. For example, in 1900, 21,064 smallpox cases were reported, and 894 patients died (1). In 1920, 469,924 measles cases were reported, and 7575 patients d...

Loudoun County Government

#Loudoun Health Alert: Potential hepatitis A exposure at Sterling restaurant between July 10-26. Learn more about the location and Virginia Department of Health recommendations: http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/news/health-alert-potential-hepatitis-a-exposure-at-local-restaurant-2/

cdc.gov

Recommended Vaccines by Age | CDC

August is National Immunization Month. Are your shots up to date? https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd/vaccines-age.html

cdc.gov Vaccination is one of the best ways parents can protect infants, children, and teens from 16 potentially harmful diseases that can be very serious, may require hospitalization, or even be deadly.

un.org

World Day Against Trafficking in Persons 30 July

"On this World Day against Trafficking in Persons, let us reaffirm our commitment to stop criminals from ruthlessly exploiting people for profit and to help victims rebuild their lives." -- UN Secretary-General António Guterres
https://www.un.org/en/events/humantrafficking/index.shtml

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washingtonpost.com

Northern Virginia health officials investigating foodborne illness outbreaks

washingtonpost.com In addition, more than 40 people from “two large businesses” reported an intestinal illness.

If it is too hot in your home, take a cool shower or bath to help your body cool off.

For more tips on staying cool, please visit: https://www.cdc.gov/disasters/extremeheat/heattips.html

Protect your furry friends during hot days. Never leave them in cars and provide plenty of water in shady areas. For more tips from Loudoun County Animal Services on taking care of animals in summer weather, please visit:
https://www.loudoun.gov/3996/Taking-Care-of-Animals-in-Summer-Weather

If you plan to be outside, protect yourself from the sun and help your body stay cool. Apply sunscreen 30 minutes before going outside and reapply as directed. Wear a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses and wear loose, light-weight and light-colored clothing.

Stay cool this summer by finding air-conditioned places to visit like a Loudoun County Public Library, a local museum, or the mall.

Never leave infants, children, pets or anyone in a car. On hot days, cars reach dangerously high heat levels very quickly even with the windows cracked open and infants and children are at high risk of getting heat stroke or dying.

Follow these tips from the CDC to make sure you do not forget a child in the back seat:

-Every time you leave your car, check the back seat to make sure all children are out of the car. Do not overlook any children who may have fallen asleep.

-When traveling with children, keep a stuffed animal in the front seat as a visual reminder of children in the back.

For more heat related tips, please visit: https://www.cdc.gov/disasters/extremeheat/heattips.html

To protect against extreme weather conditions, stay informed. Follow your local news or sign up for Loudoun weather alerts here: https://www.loudoun.gov/753/Excessive-Heat

During these excessive heat alerts, it's important to keep an eye out for anyone more vulnerable to heat-related illnesses in our community: babies and young children, older adults, people who live alone, people with a disability, disease, or mental illness. Please visit https://www.loudoun.gov/753/Excessive-Heat for tips, resources, and to sign up for Loudoun weather alerts.

In this extreme heat, please make sure to be careful with your outdoor activities. Plan outdoor activities for when the coolest times of day: mornings and evenings. When you are outside, take plenty of breaks in the shade and drink plenty of water.

Pace yourself with exercising and outdoor work, especially if you are not used to being outdoors in the extreme heat. If any activity in the heat is making your heart pound or leaves you gasping for breath, STOP the activity and get into a cool, shady spot.

For more heat tips, please visit: https://www.cdc.gov/disasters/extremeheat/heattips.html

vdh.virginia.gov

Virginia Department of Health Warns Residents of Increase in Respiratory Illnesses – Newsroom

http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/news/2019-news-releases/virginia-department-of-health-warns-residents-of-increase-in-respiratory-illnesses-2/

vdh.virginia.gov Virginia Department of Health Warns Residents of Increase in Respiratory Illnesses July 19, 2019 For More Information Contact Lorrie Andrew-Spear – 703-530-2627 – [email protected]   Anyone Experiencing Difficulty Breathing Should Seek Medical Care (Richmond, Va.) – Since t...

Beat the extreme heat, by staying hydrated. Follow these tips on staying hydrated from the CDC:

Drink more fluids. Drink fluids before you are thirsty. Avoid very sugary and alcoholic drinks. Also avoid very cold drinks because they can cause stomach cramping. Replace salt and minerals by finding low-sugar drink options that can replace the salt and minerals you lose from sweating.

For more tips on dealing with the extreme heat, please visit: https://www.cdc.gov/disasters/extremeheat/heattips.html

loudoun.gov

Excessive Heat | Loudoun County, VA - Official Website

loudoun.gov Read about what affects excessive heat have on you and your animals.

Virginia Department of Health

Many people think that smelling chlorine at the pool means that the water is clean, but that’s incorrect. What you are smelling are chemicals that form when chlorine mixes with pee, poop, and sweat from different swimmers bodies. #WaterSafetyWednesday
www.SwimHealthyVA.com

loudountimes.com

Loudoun County offers free mental health course

https://www.loudountimes.com/news/loudoun-county-offers-free-mental-health-course/article_9bc17326-9759-11e9-9fbb-8390fe50ac62.html

loudountimes.com The Loudoun County Department of Mental Health, Substance Abuse and Developmental Services (MHSADS) will offer a free Adult Mental Health First Aid course at the Middleburg Library on July 11

Happy first day of summer! Make sure to be safe while enjoying the pool. 🏊‍♀️🏊‍♂️

Friday is the first day of summer! Relax and refresh by the pool, but remember to look, smell, and check before swimming! #WaterSafetyWednesday Visit www.SwimHealthyVA.com for more information.

Loudoun County School Nutrition Services

Help us spread the word!! We have additional #PowerFUEL summer meal sites opening in 2 weeks! Any child 18 and under can enjoy a meal for FREE! No registration is required, just stop by and fuel up!

Visit www.lcpshealthycafe.org for more info!

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Loudoun County School Nutrition Services

School might be out for summer, but that doesn't mean we can't help students learn new things! Join us tomorrow during lunch at Leesburg ES where our team will work with students to recycle their milk cartons to plant a variety of herbs to take home!

As a reminder, summer meals are FREE for any child and teen 18 and under. No registration is required, simply come to the cafeteria and enjoy a delicious and nutritious meal!

Lunch starts at 11am and ends at 12pm Monday-Friday.

Leesburg Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization Leesburg Elementary School PTO Leesburg Farmers Market Loudoun Chamber Health & Wellness No Kid Hungry Virginia VDOE School Nutrition Loudoun Hunger Relief Loudoun Pediatric Obesity Coalition HealthWorks for Northern Virginia Loudoun County Health Department

loudoun.gov

Loudoun County, VA

https://www.loudoun.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=5005

loudoun.gov Loudoun Launches Firearm and Medication Safety Program with ‘Lock and Talk Virginia’

Promoting drinking more water at the Summer Meals Block Party with Loudoun County School Nutrition Services!

vdh.virginia.gov

Virginia Health Officials Investigating Potential Measles Exposure in Northern Virginia – Newsroom

http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/news/2019-regional-news-releases/virginia-health-officials-investigating-potential-measles-exposure-in-northern-virginia/

vdh.virginia.gov Virginia Health Officials Investigating Potential Measles Exposure in Northern Virginia June 6, 2019 For More Information Contact Risk Communications Manager Lorrie Andrew-Spear – 703-530-2627   Northern Virginia Health Departments Are Working Together to Identify People Who Are at Risk (Manassas...

CDC

Ticks can be as small as a poppy seed. There are 5 ticks in this photo. Can you spot them? Learn how to prevent tick bites and protect yourself. http://bit.ly/2WcRqnr

wjla.com

Migrating ticks bring more cases of Lyme disease in Loudoun County

wjla.com Lyme disease is a problem that continues to get worse. And in Loudoun County, they're focusing on the growing number of cases there. A southern migration of black-legged ticks, also known as deer ticks, has brought with it the growing threat of Lyme disease to Northern Virginia. "It certainly is a r...

smartasset.com

The Happiest Places in America – 2019 Edition | SmartAsset.com

smartasset.com The U.S. is the 19th-happiest country in the world according to the 2019 World Happiness Report. SmartAsset's study looks at the happiest places in America.

fox5dc.com

Measles concerns in Loudoun County

http://www.fox5dc.com/health/measles-concerns-in-loudoun-county

fox5dc.com The U.S. has been dealing with ongoing measles outbreaks for several months and a new study shines a startling light on Northern Virginia predicting that Loudoun County is at a high risk of seeing cases rise in the upcoming months. The director of the Loudoun County Health Department, Dr. David Good...

usnews.com

U.S. News and Aetna Foundation Release 2019 Healthiest Communities Rankings

Loudoun ranks 4th healthiest county in the country...up one spot from 2018 https://www.usnews.com/info/blogs/press-room/articles/2019-03-26/us-news-and-aetna-foundation-release-2019-healthiest-communities-rankings

usnews.com Second annual list helps identify best practices and accelerate progress for community health across the country.

Virginia Department of Health

Poverty and poor health go hand-in-hand. It’s time to fix our country’s growing income inequality and the unhealthy stresses it puts on adults and children. See today’s NPHW fact sheet: Increase economic mobility http://ow.ly/k7cg50oueF5

Virginia Department of Health

Everyone has the right to good health. We must remove barriers so everyone has the same opportunity to improve their lives and their health. See today’s NPHW fact sheet: Achieve social justice and health equity. http://ow.ly/k97R50oorK1

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1 Harrison Street, SE (MSC 68)
Leesburg, VA
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General information

The department collects information and identifies problems and conditions that potentially affect the health of the public, and assists with the strategies to deal with these problems. The Health Department also provides advice on health-related matters, works to control the spread of disease, and inspects and investigates conditions which may adversely affect public health. The Health Department is working closely with the medical community, public safety agencies and citizens to continue to keep everyone safe from the potential of chemical, biological and radiation attack.
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