The Wood County Health Department is required to investigate bites for all reported dog, cat, ferret, or any other animal that is commonly known to transmit rabies. The animal’s owner will be notified of quarantine requirements. After quarantine, a veterinarian must examine the animal to determine good health and update its rabies vaccination.
If the bite involves a wild or stray animal, the animal may be euthanized and inspected by the Ohio Department of Health for rabies.
To report a bite, complete the Animal Bite Reporting Form.
Vector Borne Diseases are those that require a mosquito, tick or other arthropod to transmit disease from animals to humans (e.g., Rocky Mountain spotted fever, St. Louis encephalitis, West Nile virus). The Wood County Health Department currently partners with Bowling Green State University, Department of Biological Sciences for mosquito surveillance.
All mosquitoes collected in Wood County are sent to the Ohio Department of Health for identification. Surveillance efforts are conducted statewide at various levels of both mosquitoes and of ticks.
Don’t let mosquitoes bug you this year! Wood County Health Department reminds you that mosquitoes will bite day and night so protect yourself with these tips:
Find at more at the Ohio Department of Health Zoonotic Disease page at:
For more information from the EPA: https://www.epa.gov/mosquitocontrol
Germs can easily be spread from person to person, especially when you are getting a tattoo or piercing. The Body Art Program inspects and licenses body art facilities in Wood County and regulates the operations of the body artists in order to protect their customers and the general public, according to Chapter 3701-9 of the Ohio Administrative Code. The program also assists new business owners in planning their body art operation to ensure that they meet necessary standards.
Operating a Body Art Business
Any person who intends to operate a tattoo or body piercing business in Wood County must contact the Wood CountyHealth Department. Plans must be submitted for approval in advance of the application for a license for review. An application for a permanent license must be submitted at least 30 days before the anticipated opening date.
Effective December 7, 2006, Ohio Revised Code (ORC) Chapter 3794 prohibits all forms of tobacco smoke from entering public places and places of employment. It is the health department’s duty to respond to complaints and to enforce the regulations provided in ORC Chapter 3794 and Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) Chapter 3701-52. Any member of the public may submit a report of violation to the Ohio Department of Health or designee. To report violations, please call 866-559-OHIO (6446).