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IDPH Releases Report on Hepatitis C Infection in Iowa (2/13/17)

IDPH Releases Report on Hepatitis C Infection in Iowa (2/13/17)

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) has released its first report on hepatitis C infection in Iowa. Hepatitis C is the leading cause of liver cancer and liver transplants in the U.S.

A comparison of data from 2000 to 2015 shows the number of Iowans diagnosed with hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection increased nearly three-fold, from 754 cases in 2000 to 2,235 cases in 2015.

Monday, February 13, 2017/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (1659)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
Flu Deaths Rise in Iowa (2/3/17)

Flu Deaths Rise in Iowa (2/3/17)

The number of influenza-related deaths in Iowa now stands at 25 since October 2, 2016, including 11 deaths reported to the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) during the week ending January 28, 2017. All but one of the individuals who have died had underlying conditions or contributing factors. 
Friday, February 3, 2017/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (2599)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 3.7
Second Influenza-Related Death Confirmed in Iowa (1/3/17)

Second Influenza-Related Death Confirmed in Iowa (1/3/17)

While influenza spread in Iowa remains low, surveillance indicates activity is increasing and the number of flu-related deaths in Iowa now stands at two. The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) confirmed the influenza-related death of an elderly (81 years of age and older) Central Iowa male who had underlying health conditions. In addition, surveillance indicates all four of the flu viruses covered by the 2016/2017 vaccine are circulating in Iowa.
Tuesday, January 3, 2017/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (2381)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 2.0
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Iowa Records First Flu-Related Death of the Season

Iowa Records First Flu-Related Death of the Season

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced the first flu-related death of the 2016-2017 influenza season, an elderly (81 years of age and older) Central Iowa woman who had underlying health conditions. Influenza activity in Iowa has been low so far this season, but IDPH Medical Director, Dr. Patricia Quinlisk, says this death is an indication that flu can be a serious illness. "This death is an unfortunate reminder the flu virus does have the potential to cause severe illness and death, especially in the very young, very old, or those who have underlying health conditions.” 

Monday, December 19, 2016/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (2791)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Happy, Healthy Holidays

Happy, Healthy Holidays

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) reminds Iowans that vaccinations and healthy behaviors are the best ways to prevent the spread of illness during this holiday season. “There is still time to get a flu vaccination to offer protection over the holidays,” said IDPH Medical Director, Dr. Patricia Quinlisk. “As people gather for meals and parties, or travel by planes and automobiles, they’re more likely to spread illness around. Receiving the flu vaccine will help you stay healthy to enjoy all the festivities, and will also keep you from making others sick.”

Thursday, December 15, 2016/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (1523)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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