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Gov. Hogan: Two Marylanders being tested for coronavirus, MEMA offers preparedness tips

MARYLAND—During a Thursday press conference on Maryland’s response to the coronavirus, Governor Larry Hogan announced that two Marylanders who recently traveled to China have met the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention criteria for testing of COVID-19. State officials said the patients’ samples are being flown to the CDC for testing. The governor added that there is currently no immediate …


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Governor Hogan provides update on Maryland’s response to deadly coronavirus

ANNAPOLIS, MD—At this week’s Board of Public Works meeting, Governor Larry Hogan detailed the steps that Maryland officials are taking to respond to the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak in Asia. While there have been no confirmed cases of coronavirus in Maryland, one individual has met the criteria for testing by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The individual …


Maryland resident tested for coronavirus

Baltimore, MD—The Maryland Department of Health reported this week that a Maryland resident met the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention criteria for testing for 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV). This individual is in good condition and is being monitored while awaiting test results, to be reported by the CDC laboratory. “The Maryland Department of Health is closely monitoring the rapidly …

Maryland health officials offer tips on preventing spread of coronavirus

UPDATE: Health officials confirm that a Maryland resident has been tested for coronavirus. Original story below… —— BALTIMORE, MD—As public health officials around the world are monitoring a new coronavirus strain (2019-nCoV) first identified in the Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China, there are some basic facts to know about coronaviruses. Coronaviruses are part of a family of viruses that can …

Flu activity continues to rise in Maryland

BALTIMORE, MD—According to the latest report from CDC FluView, flu activity continues to increase across the U.S. and has been elevated for seven consecutive weeks. Most of this activity is being caused by influenza B and influenza A(H1N1) viruses. Flu activity in Maryland has risen to “high,” according to the Centers for Disease Control. During week 51 of 2019, the …

Governor Hogan proclaims inaugural Maryland Winter Safety Week

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) is partnering with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the National Weather Service (NWS), the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA), the Maryland Department of Health (MDH), the Maryland State Police (MSP), and local and state emergency management coordinators to encourage all Marylanders to learn more about winter safety and …

FDA warns against eating romaine lettuce from Salinas, California

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and state health authorities are investigating an outbreak of illnesses caused by E. coli in the United States. Evidence indicates that romaine lettuce from the Salinas, California growing region is a likely source of this outbreak. Consumers should not eat romaine lettuce harvested from Salinas, California. …

Maryland Department of Health releases first statewide diabetes action plan

BALTIMORE, MD—In conjunction with National Diabetes Month, the Maryland Department of Health (MDH) on Thursday released its first Diabetes Action Plan, which includes intervention strategies for health care providers, stakeholders and individuals to help reduce the burden of diabetes in Maryland. “Our administration remains committed to ensuring that all Marylanders have the resources they need to lead healthy lives,” said …