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Measles Information & FAQs

Measles is highly contagious and spreads through coughing and sneezing.  Measles starts with fever, runny nose, cough, red eyes, and sore throat. It’s followed by a rash that spreads over the infant with measles rashbody. 

Measles virus can live for up to two hours in the air where an infected person coughed or sneezed. If other people breathe the contaminated air or touch the infected surface, then touch their eyes, noses, or mouths, they can become infected. Measles is so contagious that if one person has it, up to 90% of the people close to that person who are not immune will also become infected.  Infected people can spread measles to others from four days before through four days after the rash appears.  Measles is a disease of humans; and is not spread by any other animal species.

(Information provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.)

  • Measles infographic poster click here.  (En español haga click aquí.)
  • For more about Measles in Maryland click here to see the Maryland Department of Health (MDH) Media Release
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Media Releases/Advisories

Release Date   Media Release
  2018
10-27-2018 Howard County Recovery Walk - Rescheduled
10-24-2018 Howard County Recovery Walk - Cancelled
9-4-2018 Heat Advisory
9-27-2018 Breast Cancer Awareness Tree Pinning Ceremony
8-27-2018  Back to School Vaccination Clinic 
8-27-2018 Public Notification - Darkwood Ct., Jessup MD
7-31-2018  Public Health Crisis Broadens as Fentanyl is Added to Other Drugs
7-20-2018  Teen Health Matters-Teen Health Expo
7-2-2018 Heat Advisory Issued for Howard County
6-15-2018 Public Notification - Update - 4547 Bonnie Branch
5-10-2018  HCHD Receives Four Governor's Citations for Customer Service 
5-10-2018 National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day
4-10-2018 STD Awareness Month
2-20-2018  Infant Mortality Rate amongst African-American Infants Fell 60% 
1-11-2018  Public Notification - Sewage Overflow - Hingston
1-2-2018 Public Notification - Sewage Overflow
   2017
12-14-2017

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11-30-2017 Public Notification Sewage Overflow
10-30-2017 Peer Recovery Specialists
10-19-2017 Wilde Lake HS - School-Based Wellness Center 
8-18-2017  Heat Advisory
   
Recalls

 

Date Recall
2019
4-13-2019 Chewy Chips Ahoy Due to Presence of Unexpected Solidified Ingredient
3-21-2019 Tyson Foods Chicken Strips Due to Possible Metal Contamination
1-29-2019 Tyson Foods Chicken Nuggets Due to Possible Rubber Contamination
1-28-2019 Perdue Fun Shapes Chicken Nuggets Due to Undeclared Milk Allergen
1-23-2019 General Mills Gold Medal Unbleached Flour Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination
2018
12-18-2018 Wegmans Recalls Fresh Cauliflower Products Due to Possible E. Coli Contamination
12-11-2018 Del Monte Canned Fiesta Corn Seasoned with Red & Green Peppers Due to Under Processing
12-10-2018 Jimmy Dean Heat 'n Serve Original Sausage Links Due to Possible Foreign Matter Contamination
12-5-2018 Tris Pharma Recalls Infant's Ibuprofen Due to Potential Higher Concentrations of Ibuprofen
11-15-2018 Jennie-O Raw Ground Turkey Products Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination
11-5-2018 Conagra Brands Recalls Duncan Hines Cakes Mixes Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination
11-2-2018 Barcelona Nut Company Roasted and Salted in Shell Pistachios Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination
10-29-2018 Fit & Active Southwest Veggie Stuffed Sandwiches Due to Possible Listeria and Salmonella Contamination
10-3-2018 Johnson County Hams Recalls Ready-to-Eat Ham Products Due to Possible Listeria Contamination
9-25-2018 Harris Teeter Recalls Low Fat Cookies & Cream Frozen Yogurt Due to Undeclared Peanut Product
9-25-2018 Whole Foods Recalls 365 Everyday Value White Corn Tortilla Chips Due to Undeclared Milk
8-2-2018 HP Hood LLC Recalls Blue Diamond Vanilla Almond Breeze Almond Milk Due to Possible Milk Allergen
7-23-2018 Pepperidge Farms Recalls Certain Goldfish Cracker Varieties Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination
7-21-2018 Mondelez Global LLC Recalls Certain Ritz Cracker Products Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination
7-20-2018 Food Lion Brand Dill Pickle Flavored Potato Chips Due to Undeclared Allergen
6-28-2018 Wish Bone House Italian Salad Dressing Due to Undeclared Allergens
6-14-2018 Sprouts Farmers Market Pre-Cut Melon Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination
6-14-2018 Kellogg's Honey Smacks Cereal Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination
5-2-2018 Utz and Weis Brand Tortilla Chips Due to Possible Milk Allergen
4-13-2018 Rose Acre Farms Recalls Shell Eggs Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination
3-20-2018 Chris’s Cookies Recalls Chocolate Chip Cookies Due to Undeclared Peanuts
2-2-2018 Kanan Enterprises Recalls Southern Grove Unsalted Almonds Due to Undeclared Allergens
1-28-2018 Panera Bread Recalls Cream Cheese Products Due to Possible Listeria Contamination
1-23-2018 Perdue Foods LLC Recalls Chicken Products Due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens
1-9-2018 Fieldbrook Foods Corp. Recalls Certain Ice Cream Bars Due to Possible Listeria Contamination
2017
12-19-2017 Gel Spice Company, Inc. Recalls Spice Time & Spice Supreme Flavored Bouillon Cube Products Due to Undeclared Allergen
6-15-2017 New England Natural Bakers Recall of Millville Fruit & Nut Whole Grain Granola Due to Possible Listeria Contamination
6-14-2017 Wildway LLC & Trader Joe's Recalls Certain Grain-Free Granola Products Due to Possible Listeria Contamination
6-14-2017 Limited Number of Macrobars and Thrive Bars Recalled Due to Possible Listeria Contamination
6-9-2017 Gourmet Boutique LLC Recalls Ready-To-Eat Breaded Chicken Products Due to Undeclared Allergen
6-9-2017 Tyson Food Inc. Recalls Ready-To-Eat Breaded Chicken Products Due to Undeclared Allergen
6-9-2017 Conagra Brands, Inc. Recalls Spaghetti and Meatball Products Due to Undeclared Allergen
6-9-2017 Pork King Sausage, Inc. Recalls Raw Sausage Link Products Due to Undeclared Allergen
6-8-2017 Maid-Rite Specialty Foods, LLC. Recalls Beef Products Due to Undeclared Allergen
6-6-2017 Voluntary Recall of Southern Grove Cashew Halves and Pieces with Sea Salt Due to Potential Presence of Glass Pieces
5-25-2017 California Sun Dry Foods Voluntary Recall of Mislabeled Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto Due to Undeclared Allergen
5-19-2017 John Morrell and Co. Recalls Beef Frank Products Due to Possible Foreign Matter Contamination
5-18-2017 Voluntary Recall of Brightfarms Produce Due to Potential Presence of Metal Pieces
5-12-2017 Valley Innovative Services Recalls Meat and Poultry Frozen Entrée Products Due to Possible Listeria Contamination
5-11-2017 Recall on Red Robin Burgers and Brews Crispy Onion Rings Sold in Grocery Stores Due to Undeclared Milk
5-9-2017 Voluntary Recall of Save-A-Lot Pick 5 Mix & Match Chicken & Waffle Sandwich Due to Possible Health Risk
5-6-2017 Perdue Foods LLC. Recalls Poultry Products Due to Possible Foreign Matter Contamination
5-5-2017 Voluntary Recall of Aunt Jemima Frozen Products Due to Possible Listeria Contamination
5-4-2017 U.S. Deer Antler Ex. & Imp Recall of Herbal Tea Varieties in Pouches Due to Risk for Clostridium Botulinum
5-4-2017 Voluntary Recall of Ben & Jerry's Chocolate Fudge Brownie Pint Slices Due to Undeclared Peanut Allergen