Measles Outbreak in Local Child Care Facility
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Columbus Public Health (CPH) and Franklin County Public Health (FCPH) are investigating a measles outbreak associated with a local child care facility. Currently, there are four confirmed cases, all in unvaccinated children with no travel history. The child care facility … Read More

RSV
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Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) Respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, is a common respiratory virus that usually causes mild, cold-like symptoms. Most people are better in a week or two, but RSV can be serious, especially for infants and older adults … Read More

October is Health Literacy Month
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This month is Health Literacy Month and is the perfect time to raise awareness about why health literacy matters and what we at Franklin County Public Health (FCPH) are doing to improve health literacy in our county. What is Health … Read More

Monkeypox
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MPX is a rare disease caused by the MPX virus. MPX virus is part of the same family of viruses that causes smallpox. MPX symptoms are similar to smallpox symptoms, but not as severe. MPX is rarely fatal. MPX is … Read More

Prevent Childhood Lead Poisoning
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Many homes built before 1978 contain lead-based paint, which can cause serious health problems for children. Many kids with lead poisoning usually do not look or act sick so it is important to talk to your child’s doctor about screening … Read More

Staying Cool without Air Conditioning
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Advisory / Warning Feeling hot isn’t only uncomfortable, it can be dangerous to your health. Being around extreme heat and humidity for a long time increases your risks for heat-related illnesses. It can also increase your risk for diseases that … Read More

Monkeypox: What You Need To Know
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UPDATED AUGUST 25, 2022 Monkeypox Situation As of today, there are 144 cases of Monkeypox (MPX) in Ohio and in the US 16,603 (up from 14,115 last week). There are more than 30 confirmed cases in Columbus. The World Health Organization (WHO) … Read More

HealthMap 2022
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A comprehensive overview of our community’s health status and needs. The Franklin County Community Health Needs Assessment Steering Committee is pleased to provide a comprehensive overview of our community’s health status and needs via the Franklin County HealthMap 2022. The … Read More

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