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Health Commissioner Declares Code Red Extreme Heat Alert for Tuesday through Sunday

BALTIMORE, MD (July 15, 2019) With another heat wave brewing across the Baltimore region this week, and with the heat index forecasted to reach over 100 degrees Fahrenheit for several days, Baltimore City Health Commissioner Dr. Letitia Dzirasa has issued a Code Red Extreme Heat Alert for tomorrow, Tuesday, July 16th through Sunday, July 21st.   The heat index is a measure of air temperature and relative humidity and indicates how hot it feels to the human body. 

Raccoon Picked up by Animal Control Tests Positive for Rabies

BALTIMORE, MD (July 11, 2019) 

The Baltimore City Health Department Office of Animal Control picked up a raccoon from Schenley Road in the Roland Park neighborhood on July 9th that has tested positive for rabies. Anyone who came into contact with a raccoon near this location recently should contact the Office of Acute Communicable Disease at 410-396-4436 during business hours or 410-396-3100 afterhours. 

Health Commissioner Declares Code Red Extreme Heat Alert for Tuesday through Saturday

BALTIMORE, MD (July 2, 2019) With a forecasted heat wave to grip the Baltimore region this week, and a heat index expected to reach 97 degrees Fahrenheit or higher for several days, Baltimore City Health Commissioner Dr. Letitia Dzirasa has issued a Code Red Extreme Heat Alert for tomorrow, Wednesday, July 3rd through Saturday, July 6th.   The heat index is a measure of air temperature and relative humidity and indicates how hot it feels to the human body. 

Health Commissioner Declares Code Red Extreme Heat Alert for Saturday; First of the Season

BALTIMORE, MD (June 28, 2019) Due to prolonged heat in the Baltimore region and a heat index expected to reach 100 degrees Fahrenheit Saturday, Baltimore City Health Commissioner Dr. Letitia Dzirasa has issued a Code Red Extreme Heat Alert for tomorrow, Saturday, June 29.  The heat index is a measure of air temperature and relative humidity and indicates how hot it feels to the human body.  This is Baltimore City’s first Code Red Extreme Heat Alert of the season.

Baltimore City Commissioner of Health Dr. Letitia Dzirasa Responds to the State’s First Quarter Fatal Overdose Data

Baltimore, MD - Today, the Maryland Department of Health and Opioid Operational Command Center 

Baltimore City Health Department Announces Beginning of 2019 Code Red Extreme Heat Season

BALTIMORE, MD (May 15, 2019) Today, the Baltimore City Health Department is announcing the start of Baltimore City’s Code Red Extreme Heat season. Code Red Extreme Heat is a multi-agency effort to address the impact of extreme heat on residents of Baltimore City.

Measles Case Confirmed; Possible Exposures in Baltimore Area

Baltimore, MD – On April 5, the Maryland Department of Health (MDH) confirmed a measles case in a Maryland resident.

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Acting Health Commissioner, Dr. Dzirasa, Issues Statement on Maryland Senate Bill 759 to Establish Prescription Drug Affordability Board

BALTIMORE, MD (March 14, 2019) – Acting Baltimore City Health Commissioner, Dr. Letitia Dzirasa, issued the following statement regarding Maryland Senate Bill 759 that seeks to establish the Prescription Drug Affordability Board.

Interim Health Commissioner Mary Beth Haller Declares Code Blue Extreme Cold Alert for Baltimore Overnight Monday through Thursday Morning

BALTIMORE, Md. (March 3, 2019)—With temperatures predicted to fall into the teens or lower with wind chill, Baltimore City Interim Health Commissioner Mary Beth Haller has issued a Code Blue Extreme Cold declaration for Baltimore City beginning Monday evening, March 4 through Thursday morning, March 7.

Interim Health Commissioner Mary Beth Haller Declares Code Blue Extreme Cold Alert for Baltimore all day Wednesday

BALTIMORE, Md. (February 19, 2019)—With predicted snow and freezing rain anticipated for the Baltimore area, Baltimore City Interim Health Commissioner Mary Beth Haller has issued a Code Blue Extreme Cold declaration for Baltimore City beginning Wednesday morning, February 20 through Wednesday night.

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