Tuesday, 14 June 2016 18:44

Zach Colles

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 It was ultimately Zach's interest in animals and zoonotic diseases that brought him to the public health field.


Zach comes to Union County Health Department from the Ohio State University where he received his Bachelor of Science in Biology and Master of Public Health. It was ultimately his interest in animals and zoonotic diseases that brought him to the public health field. “[A large portion] of emerging diseases are zoonotic in nature which have huge human health implications”.

In his spare time, Zach enjoys staying active by playing a variety of sports including soccer, volleyball and foot golf, which according to Zach is a combination of soccer and golf.

In his time with UCHD, Zach will be taking over for our Epidemiologist Mary while she is on maternity leave as well as assisting with O&M assessments for our Environmental Health Division.

So give our newest Buckeye a big wave when you see him around!


Published in About Us
Wednesday, 10 February 2016 01:42

Communicable Disease (infectious)

The Union County Health Department has a team of Communicable Disease professionals on staff to answer your questions regarding infectious diseases.  This includes issues like Hepatitis C, Pertussis (Whooping Cough), MRSA, Flu, and Foodborne Diseases such as Salmonella.  Staff members are available Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. to answer your questions.  You can reach them by calling the Health Department at 937-642-2053.

Communicable Disease Staff



Topics of Interest 

Zika Virus


Handwashing to Prevent Illness





Helpful Links for Common Public Health Questions

Know-Your-ABCs-A quick look at reportable communicable diseases. (PDF document.)

Lice - Information on Lice and how to treat for and eradicate them.

Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye) - Know what to look for and how to avoid the spread.

Knowing your Risk for Hepatitis- An online quiz that in 5 minutes can assess your risk of contracting viral hepatitis.







Published in Disease Prevention