The easiest way to prevent the flu is to get the seasonal flu shot every year. Experts say that the flu virus is spread mainly by droplets when people with the flu cough, sneeze or talk. Sometimes  a person might also get the flu by touching a surface or object that has the flu virus on it and then touching their own mouth or nose.

Helpful tips:

  • Wash your hands with soap and water
  • Cover your cough
  • Eat a balanced diet including fruits and vegetables
  • Drink plenty of water ( watch your salt, sugar, alcohol and fat intake)
  • Exercise Regularly (Physical activity can boost your immune system)
  • Get plenty of rest
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • Stay away from people that are sick
  • Stay home if you or your child is sick

December 7-13, 2014 is designated as NIVW. The CDC established this week to highlight th importance of continuing flu vaccination through the holiday season and beyond. Remember, if you have not received your flu shot yet it is not too late to protect yourself against the flu for this winter season.

Annual flu vaccination is recommended for all individuals 6 months of age and older. Ashtabula County Health Department will be starting their flu clinics on Friday, September 5, 2014.

Press Releases

11/12/14 9:46 AM

ODH is reporting 0 confirmed cases of Ebola in Ohio. All the individuals that were monitored in the state have passed their incubation period with no additional cases noted.

10/7/14 9:21 AM

CDC Health Advisory: Evaluating patients for possible Ebola virus disease, recommendations for health care personnel and health officials.

9/11/14 9:51 AM

ODH and local health departments are assessing increases in severe respiratory illness among children to determine if it may be attributable to the Enterovirus D68(EV-D68). At this time, Ohio does not have any positive test results for the EV-D68.


1/22/14 10:00 AM

Please click on the link for information and registration forms for food safety classes.