Public Health

The City's public health efforts help promote safe and healthy behavior, prevent and manage disease, and ultimately ensure Hudson is a healthy place to live, work, and play.

City safety forces are trained to respond to pandemics, infectious diseases and other public health emergencies.

The City works with many partners, including the Summit County Public Health, the Ohio Department of Health, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) , among others, to make the safety and health of Hudson a priority.

Recent Health Concerns


Ebola is a severe, often fatal disease in humans. It is caused by infection with a virus, and when infection occurs, symptoms usually begin quickly. Ebola is not easily transmitted. Ebola is not spread through the air or by water. A person with Ebola can't spread the disease until symptoms appear. Ebola is spread through direct contact with blood and body fluids of a person who is sick with the disease. For more information on Ebola, click on the resources below.

Center for Disease Control - Ebola


Influenza (also known as the flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by flu viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. The flu is different from a cold. The flu usually comes on suddenly.

Center for Disease Control - Influenza

West Nile Virus

West Nile is a mosquito-transmitted virus causes most cases of West Nile infection. Most people infected with West Nile virus either don't develop signs or symptoms or have only minor ones, such as fever and mild headache. However, some people develop a life-threatening illness that includes inflammation of the spinal cord or brain. Mild signs and symptoms of a West Nile virus infection generally go away on their own. But severe signs and symptoms — such as a severe headache, fever, disorientation or sudden weakness — require immediate attention. For more information click on the resource link below.

Center for Disease Control - West Nile Virus
Summit County Mosquito Spraying Program

Zika Virus

Zika virus disease is caused by a virus transmitted by Aedes mosquitoes. People with Zika virus disease usually have symptoms that can include mild fever, skin rashes, conjunctivitis, muscle and joint pain, malaise or headache. These symptoms normally last for 2-7 days. There is no specific treatment or vaccine currently available. The best form of prevention is protection against mosquito bites. The virus is known to circulate in Africa, the Americas, Asia and the Pacific. For more information. Click on the resources below for more information.

Center for Disease Control - Zika Virus
Summit County Public Health - Zika Virus
Summit County Mosquito Spraying Program

Additional Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

CDC Ebola Updates

World Health Organization (WHO)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

Summit County Public Health

Ohio Department of Health