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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 (3693)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 3.7
Happy Travels

Happy Travels

As Spring Break nears, many Iowans are making travel preparations. The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) reminds vacationers to make protecting their health part of their plans. Whether traveling to a sunny beach or ski resort, take time to learn about the health concerns that may await you.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (1917)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
Influenza Continues to Spread; Two Deaths Reported

Influenza Continues to Spread; Two Deaths Reported

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced two influenza-related deaths. The two middle-aged (41 to 60 years of age) males were from central Iowa. “Our sympathies go to the families and loved ones of the individuals who died," said IDPH Medical Director, Dr. Patricia Quinlisk. "These deaths are an unfortunate reminder the flu virus is circulating in Iowa, and does have the potential to cause severe illness and death.” The flu season typically peaks in February and can last as late as May. The most current surveillance shows three states in the nation have the highest estimated influenza activity – Iowa, Oregon and Rhode Island.

Monday, November 16, 2015/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (6544)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.2
Flu Circulating in Iowa

Flu Circulating in Iowa

The flu season appears to be off to an early start in Iowa, as the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced testing by the State Hygienic Laboratory (SHL) has identified cases influenza circulating the state. While influenza activity remains at a low level, the identification of the virus in Iowa should serve as motivation for those who have not yet received their yearly influenza vaccination to do so now.

Friday, October 30, 2015/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (2526)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
It’s Time for Your Annual Flu Vaccination

It’s Time for Your Annual Flu Vaccination

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) reminds Iowans it’s time for their annual flu vaccination. “Influenza circulates year-round, but influenza spread typically picks up and remains active between October and May,” said IDPH Medical Director, Dr. Patricia Quinlisk. “The single best way to protect against the flu is to get vaccinated each year. Being vaccinated now will ensure protection before the flu season starts in October; it’s not too early to get your shot.”

Monday, October 5, 2015/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (2587)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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