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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 …


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Maryland Department of Health reports lowest number of new HIV cases in more than 30 years

Baltimore, MD—In advance of World AIDS Day on December 1, the Maryland Department of Health (MDH) on Tuesday announced the lowest number of new HIV cases reported in Maryland in more than 30 years. For the first time since 1986, Maryland reported less than 1,000 new HIV diagnoses, putting the state on track to support the U.S. Department of Health …


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 …

Maryland Department of Health investigating E. Coli outbreak

UPDATE: Health officials say consumers should not eat romaine lettuce from the Salinas, California region. Original story below… —— BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Health is investigating a cluster of Escherichia coli O157:H7 (E. coli O157) infections among seven patients in Maryland. All patients reported eating Ready Pac Bistro® Bowl Chicken Caesar Salad purchased from various Sam’s Club locations in …

Governor Hogan announces $6.4 million federal grant to combat opioid epidemic

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Thursday announced that the Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention (GOCCP) had received more than $6 million from the Department of Justice for the state of Maryland to support a coordinated, statewide response to the opioid crisis in collaboration with the work of the Opioid Operational Command Center. The Maryland Statistical Analysis Center (MSAC) …

Lead poisoning numbers in Maryland’s children continue to drop

BALTIMORE, MD—The number of Maryland children with elevated levels of lead in their blood last year decreased by nearly 14 percent, according to the 2018 Childhood Blood Lead Surveillance report, released Wednesday by the Maryland Department of the Environment. The number of children six and under with the state law-defined elevated level of blood lead of between 5 and 9 …

Maryland Department of Health launches online portal to give parents free access to vaccination records

Baltimore, MD—The Maryland Department of Health on Thursday unveiled a new portal that will allow Maryland residents to access vaccination records online at no cost. Users will be able to view and print official copies of their vaccination records, and those of their family members, on demand via MD.MyIR.net — without an additional request to a health care provider. “This …

Maryland Health Department confirms season’s first flu cases

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Health is urging Marylanders to get vaccinated against influenza, as the flu season has already begun, with 11 laboratory confirmed cases identified since September 1st. The majority of the cases so far have been subtyped as influenza A (H3N2), with a few classified as influenza B. The vaccine protects against both influenza A and B. “We …