Communicable Diseases ~ Get The Facts

Household Sewage Treatment Systems Repair/Replacement Project

Communicable Diseases ~ Get The Facts

Diseases that are passed from one person to another are called communicable diseases. One communicable disease that is circulating this time of year is influenza. Here are a few facts that can help protect your family and your community:

• If you or your child are having symptoms of illness, stay home from work, school and daycare until the symptoms have stopped. Drink plenty of fluids and get plenty of rest.

• Symptoms of seasonal flu include fever, cough, sore throat, body aches, headache, chills and fatigue. Among children, ear infections, nausea, and vomiting are commonly reported with influenza illness.

• If symptoms become severe, you are pregnant or you have an underlying chronic medical condition, seek medical attention immediately.

• It takes about two weeks for the flu vaccination to take full effect, so it is important to get the flu vaccine as soon as you can, but it is not too late. Flu vaccination is available at most healthcare providers’ offices, your local health department and retail pharmacies. Your Fulton County Health Department still has an ample supply of the vaccine. Please call the health department at 419-337-0915 to find out when you can receive your flu vaccine.

• In addition to vaccination, ways to avoid getting or spreading the flu include washing hands frequently; covering your mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing; avoiding touching your eyes, nose and mouth; and staying home when you are sick.

Household Sewage Treatment Systems Repair/Replacement Project

The Fulton County Health Department is asking for your assistance in identifying individuals that may qualify for a new funding source that will provide 50% to 100% of the cost of replacing or repairing a household sewage treatment system that is currently failing to operate. Click HERE for the Press Release and the Application Form for this funding assistance.

Fulton County Health Department


606 S Shoop Ave

Wauseon, OH  43567


Mon-Fri 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

1st Thursday until 6:00 pm