With nearly 4,500 cases of rabies in animals reported in 2017, education and prevention awareness remain the best way for people to protect themselves.
Public Health News
Organizing textbooks and setting up classrooms? Sure. Buying pencils, notebooks, and first-day-of-school outfits? Of course. But stocking Band-Aids and updating immunizations? Prepping the health clinics in 36 Arlington Public Schools buildings and ensuring every child is ready to enter school is an important part of preparing for the first day of school on Sept. 3. […]
The County is seeking volunteers to participate in Capital Fortitude, a full-scale emergency exercise designed to evaluate the ability to dispense medication quickly in response to an anthrax attack.
20 ways you can reduce your exposure to tick bites―from easy tips you can use immediately to how you can create a “tick-free yard” for your home.
Arlington often ranks highly in areas of employment, education and health. However, looking beyond aggregate data reveals significant disparities.
Two new community reports highlighting health and other disparities within Arlington will be released. A panel of experts will discuss the report findings, recommendations and next steps.
Flu season is officially underway. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that flu activity is “elevated” as flu viruses circulate nationwide. Arlington healthcare officials are urging residents to take precautions and get vaccinated to help prevent the spread of flu. Here’s what you can do to lower the chances of getting the flu or passing it on to anyone else: […]
At its November Recessed Meeting, the County Board voted to approve Virginia Hospital Center’s planned expansion.
The County Board approved VHC’s plan to expand its N. George Mason Drive campus onto the neighboring Edison site.
The Arlington County Sheriff’s Office and Department of Human Services are partnering on the new effort.