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Public Health receives national award for overdose prevention program
Clark County Public Health has been recognized by the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) for helping prevent opioid overdoses, now the leading cause of accidental death in Washington. More information.
Is Zika Virus a concern in Clark County?
Mosquitoes that spread Zika virus do not live in the Northwest, and there is currently no local risk of Zika transmission through mosquitoes. However, travelers to areas where Zika is found are at risk for infection. Currently, these areas include much of Latin America and the Caribbean. Pregnant women should avoid travel to Zika affected areas because of the risks to their unborn children. Only 1 in 5 people infected with Zika will have any symptoms. Common symptoms are fever, rash, joint pain, and red eyes. The illness is usually mild and lasts a few days to a week. For more information, visit the CDC’s Zika website.
Stop mosquitoes from breeding and biting
We don’t know if mosquitoes that spread Zika will ever make it up to Clark County. But wherever you live, it’s important to eliminate areas of standing water where mosquitoes can breed. Once a week, walk around your home and empty and scrub, turn over, cover, or throw out items that hold water – tires, buckets, planters, toys, pools, birdbaths, flowerpots, plastic tarps, trash containers, etc.
To prevent mosquito bites, repair screens on your windows and doors and wear long pants and long sleeved shirts outdoors, particularly at dawn and dusk. Use mosquito repellent such as DEET.
To report a mosquito problem in Clark County, click here or call (360) 397-8430.
Request for public records
To request public records involving Public Health, please submit a signed request form (PDF) to Clark County Public Health, 1601 E. Fourth Plain Blvd., PO Box 9825, Vancouver, WA 98666 or FAX to (360) 397-8091.