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Maryland Department of Health releases 2017 first quarter fatal overdose data

Fentanyl-related deaths shows largest increase Baltimore, MD (August 4, 2017) – The Maryland Department of Health today released data for fatal overdoses in the first quarter of 2017. During this period, which encompasses January to March of 2017, there were 550 overdose-related deaths in the state, including 372 fentanyl-related deaths. The report is posted on the […]

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Vital Records warns consumers of phone scam targeting misdialers

Double-check number when dialing, report fraud if you have been a victim Baltimore, MD (July 28, 2017) – The Department’s Division of Vital Records, which provides birth certificates and death certificates to Marylanders and tabulates helpful categories of public health data, is warning residents of a phone scam that preys on callers who think they have […]

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Recall: Caribena’s Yellow, Maradol Papayas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: State urges Marylanders not to consume Caribeña’s yellow, Maradol papayas Health department investigating fruits in potential salmonella contamination Baltimore, MD (July 19, 2017) – The Maryland Department of Health is warning consumers to avoid eating Caribeña’s yellow, Maradol papayas because of potential contamination with Salmonella bacteria. Yellow, Caribeña-brand Maradol papayas have been distributed to stores throughout […]

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A Message from Acting Health Officer, Dr. Russell Moy

“Having worked the past six years with my colleagues and friends as Harford County’s Deputy Health Officer, it is an honor and privilege to now serve as Acting Health Officer in the coming months ahead.  These are tough times in public health, exemplified by the deadly epidemic of the current drug abuse crisis and access […]

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