Characteristics of COVID-19 Patients for October 18, 2021

You may find attached the patient characteristics data that is being compiled by the Mobile County Health Department. This will be produced Mondays through Fridays.

ADPH has redesigned its dashboard to help people better understand the current transmission levels in their communities and the impact of COVID-19 in Alabama. The new dashboard address is as follows — https://alpublichealth.maps.arcgis.com/apps/dashboards/6d2771faa9da4a2786a509d82c8cf0f7

There is also a mobile version configured to work on small mobile screens — https://alpublichealth.maps.arcgis.com/apps/dashboards/ea2a3c6bca554bdebf8e52d9ffb5d4a9

Worldwide and United States COVID-19 case counts are available at https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/map.html

10.18.21 Covid Daily Report

Weekly expanded COVID-19 report for October 18, 2021

You will find attached the expanded weekly patient characteristics data that is being compiled by the Mobile County Health Department. This will be produced each Monday.

The daily report on characteristics of COVID-19 patients in Mobile County has been replaced with an interactive dashboard. Visit  https://mchd.org/covid-19-dashboard/

ADPH has redesigned its dashboard to help people better understand the current transmission levels in their communities and the impact of COVID-19 in Alabama. The new dashboard address is as follows — https://alpublichealth.maps.arcgis.com/apps/dashboards/6d2771faa9da4a2786a509d82c8cf0f7

There is also a mobile version configured to work on small mobile screens — https://alpublichealth.maps.arcgis.com/apps/dashboards/ea2a3c6bca554bdebf8e52d9ffb5d4a9

Worldwide and United States COVID-19 case counts are available at https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/map.html

10.17.21 Weekly Expanded COVID Report

MAWSS reports Sanitary Sewer Overflow caused by debris blockage

October 18, 2021

MAWSS reports Sanitary Sewer Overflow caused by debris blockage

MOBILE, Alabama — Mobile Area Water & Sewer System (MAWSS) responded to a Sanitary Sewer Overflow on October 14 at 951 Montlimar Driver (rear at the ditch). Additional investigation determined that the correct address of the wastewater overflow was 900 Carlyle Way North (rear at the ditch).

Approximately 12,880 gallons of wastewater flowed into Bolton Branch as a result of a break and debris on a sewer main line. MAWSS crews repaired the main line and are taking steps to prevent future overflows at this location.

Dr. Bernard H. Eichold II, Health Officer for Mobile County, advises area residents to take precautions when coming into contact with any standing water that may have accumulated as a result of this overflow. Those who have come into direct contact with untreated sewage are advised to wash their hands and clothing thoroughly.

Area residents should take precautions when using Bolton Branch for recreational purposes because of the overflow. All seafood harvested in this general area should be thoroughly cooked before eating. People should wash hands after cleaning seafood and before preparing food.

West Nile Virus detected in sentinel chicken

October 15, 2021

West Nile Virus detected in sentinel chicken

MOBILE, Ala. – A sentinel chicken used by the Mobile County Health Department (MCHD) to
detect mosquito-borne diseases in the community has tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV).
The coop was in the 36560 ZIP Code.

WNV, which is a form of mosquito-borne encephalitis, has been confirmed by laboratory results,
according to Dr. Bernard H. Eichold II, Health Officer for Mobile County. This is the second
positive test in the last few weeks for Mobile County.

“There are no health benefits to being bitten by a mosquito,” Eichold said. “Don’t let your guard
down. WNV has a human mortality rate of between 3to 15 percent, 50 to 75 percent, while Eastern
Equine Encephalitis is between 50to 75 percent. EEE is a very serious mosquito-borne illness.”

Humans with WNV and other mosquito-borne diseases often have symptoms of high fever, severe
headache, nausea, stiff neck, confusion, muscle weakness, paralysis, disorientation, and seizures
that are severe enough to require medical attention, Eichold said. In rare cases, WNV can cause
coma or death. The seriousness of an illness may depend on a person’s health and age. WNV
affects the elderly most severely, health data shows.

“The public should assume that there are mosquitoes carrying the disease throughout Mobile
County,” Dr. Eichold said. “Don’t let your guard down.”

The risk of encephalitis spread by mosquitoes is highest from August through the first freeze in
the fall, Dr. Eichold said. Vector Services will increase spraying and conduct door-to-door surveys
in the immediate areas. Inspectors will also attempt to trap adult mosquitoes and test them for the
presence of WNV.

Health officials warn that it is extremely important that people taking part in outdoor activities
make every effort to reduce their exposure to mosquitoes and should always keep mosquito
repellent with them when outdoors. Mosquito activity peaks at dusk and again at dawn.
WNV is transmitted from bird to mosquito to bird. Mosquitoes can spread these viruses by feeding
on the blood of infected birds and then biting another host animal or mammal such as a human or
a horse.

Although humans and horses can become ill from the infection, the disease cannot be spread from
people or horses. The likelihood of transmission to humans and horses can be decreased by
personal mosquito avoidance and the use of WNV and Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) vaccines
in horses. There are no WNV or EEE vaccines available for humans.

To report an issue with mosquitoes, call 251-690-8124 or email VectorServices@mchd.org. To
learn more, please visit https://mchd.org/vector-control.

Characteristics of COVID-19 Patients for October 15, 2021

You may find attached the patient characteristics data that is being compiled by the Mobile County Health Department. This will be produced Mondays through Fridays.

The 8 deaths reported yesterday occurred between the dates of August 28, 2021, and October 13, 2021.  Zero of those deaths occurred within the last 24 hours.

ADPH has redesigned its dashboard to help people better understand the current transmission levels in their communities and the impact of COVID-19 in Alabama. The new dashboard address is as follows — https://alpublichealth.maps.arcgis.com/apps/dashboards/6d2771faa9da4a2786a509d82c8cf0f7

There is also a mobile version configured to work on small mobile screens — https://alpublichealth.maps.arcgis.com/apps/dashboards/ea2a3c6bca554bdebf8e52d9ffb5d4a9

Worldwide and United States COVID-19 case counts are available at https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/map.html

10.15.21 Covid Daily Report
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