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National Recovery Month

Prevention works

Treatment is effective

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Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

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Be Informed

     Learn what protective measures to take before, during, and after an emergency

Make a Plan

     Make a plan to protect yourself and your family during an emergency

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My Pet got a Rabies Shot

Help Prevent Rabies

Rabies is a preventable disease transmitted by the bite of a rabid animal.
  • Avoid contact with stray animals
  • Vaccinate your pet

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Lyme disease is passed to humans by the bite of black-legged ticks (also known as deer ticks in the eastern United States) and western black-legged ticks infected with the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi.

The Lyme disease bacterium normally lives in mice, squirrels, and other small mammals.

In 2010, the highest number of confirmed Lyme disease cases were reported from New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Minnesota, Maryland, Virginia, New Hampshire, Delaware, and Maine.

See Protecting Yourself From Ticks and Mosquitoes

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The FLU Ends with U. Learn more: www.flu.gov   

The single best way to protect against the flu is to get vaccinated each year. Everyone 6 months and older should get vaccinated.

Who needs a flu vaccine? You!

This season, the Flu Ends with U!

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Last Updated 09/03/2014     © Washington County Health Department