The nurse calls each animal’s owner and insures the animal is quarantined either by the owner or the county small animal control officer to see if rabies or another disease develops.
Of bites, Ruther said, “I’m sure it happens daily in the county … most of them are pretty minor.”
Board President Patsy Weileman, Brookville, asked about sanitarian Joe Meier’s investigation of mold in the Brookville courthouse. According to him, “They had a formal request from one of the office holders” who was concerned about visible mold. An ISDH employee conducted a series of mold tests. Health officer Dr. Michael Fain, Oxford, Ohio, who practices in Brookville, reported the tests “met or exceed all recognized (air quality control) standards.”
Meier reported that a moldy vacant home in West Harrison’s Autumn Oaks subdivision that FCHD declared uninhabitable was sold to a company that does mold remediation. “It’s a business venture.”
He and Fain agreed it might be a conflict of interest. The physician suggested that another company certify the home to be free of mold. The two will discuss the issue when FCHD receives paperwork from the company.
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