Posted: Thursday, May 28th, 2020

New partnership provides mental health counseling to nursing home staff and other frontline workers

Maryland Department of Health partners with Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems to provide needed support Baltimore, MD – The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) is partnering with the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems (MIEMSS) to provide the Maryland COVID-19 Mental Health Crisis Support Program, a new initiative offering mental health support for…

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Posted: Wednesday, May 27th, 2020

Rabid raccoon found in Princess Anne

(Westover, MD) – A raccoon located on the 10,000 block of Clarence Barnes Road in Princess Anne, MD has tested positive for Rabies. The raccoon was sent to the MD State Laboratory for testing after biting a person. The positive test results were received Wednesday, May 27, 2020.  Once infected, rabies is a virus that…

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Posted: Thursday, May 21st, 2020

Rabid Cat Found in Crisfield Area

(Westover, MD) – A stray cat located on the 4000 block of Crisfield Highway in Crisfield, MD has tested positive for Rabies. The cat was sent to the MD State Laboratory for testing after exhibiting aggressive symptoms and biting a person. The positive test results were received Thursday, May 21, 2020. The cat is described…

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Posted: Thursday, May 21st, 2020

SOMERSET COUNTY REPORTS FIRST COVID-19 RELATED DEATH

Westover, MD – The Somerset County Health Department today announced its first death due to COVID-19. The individual had underlying health conditions prior to contracting the virus.  Most of the county residents with the virus have or are recovering at home.  Everyone is encouraged to continue to practice physical distancing, hand washing, sanitizing of surfaces…

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Posted: Thursday, May 21st, 2020

Maryland Department of Health encourages parents to bring children’s vaccinations up-to-date amid COVID-19 pandemic

Baltimore, MD – The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) launched a new public service announcement this week encouraging parents to review their children’s scheduled vaccination status and bring them up-to-date on missed vaccinations.  MDH is raising awareness based on recent data showing a significant decrease in pediatric vaccination rates both in Maryland and across the United…

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