To the Citizens of Queen Anne's County

May 2018 is Tickborne Disease Awareness Month

Governor Hogan has proclaimed May 2018 as Tickborne Disease Awareness Month to raise awareness about tickborne diseases and their prevention.

In the United States, tickborne disease accounts for the majority of vector-borne infections reported each year. In 2016, nearly 1,900 cases of Lyme disease were reported in the state of Maryland. The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) recognizes the public health impact of tickborne disease and ecourages Maryland residents to learn how to protect themselves, their family, and their pets from tick bites.

For more information about tickborne disease prevention, treatment and the proper removal of ticks please visit health.maryland.gov/tick. The website also features educational materials to help providers recognize and manage Lyme disease. MDH has also developed a Tick Bite Notification Form. Summer camps are encouraged to use this form as a notification tool to parents for children who encounter ticks and can be helpful for identifying the species of tick that was encountered.

Additional tickborne disease resources are available online at:


Queen Anne's County health officials and emergency personnel are encouraging all residents of Queen Anne's County to recognize the potential health hazards associated with the illicit use of opioids and other drugs of abuse. Citizens need to be aware of the deadly risks of using or misusing all sub​stances including prescribed medications.

In the event of a medical emergency, do not hesitate to contact 911.


 

Family Support Group

For families and friends of those struggling with opiate misuse. This is an open group which will be held every Tuesday night from 6:30 to 7:30 PM starting October 3, 2017. No registration requited. No cost. We will meet at the Nielsen Center located at 205 N. Liberty Street (across from the District Court) in Centreville, Maryland. For questions contact Kate Ryan, M.S., LCADC at 410-758-1306 ext. 4525 or send an e-mail to Kate.Ryan@maryland.gov



If you, a family member, friend, or co-worker needs help due to their substance use, please contact the Eastern Shore Crisis Hotline @ 1-888-407-8018. Please understand that asking for help is the first step in solving a drug abuse or addiction problem.


Queen Anne's County Department of Health

410-758-0720

Queen Anne's County Department of Emergency Services

410-758-4500

Queen Anne's County Drug Task Force

410-758-TIPS (8477)

Office of the Sheriff for Queen Anne's County

410-758-0770

Maryland State Police, Barrack 'S' Centreville

410-758-1101

Centreville Police Department

410-758-0080

Queen Anne's County State's Attorney's Office

410-758-2264