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“Fall Back” by Checking Home Carbon Monoxide Detectors (11/1/2017)

“Fall Back” by Checking Home Carbon Monoxide Detectors (11/1/2017)

As Daylight Saving Time ends this weekend, the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) urges Iowans to install new or check existing carbon monoxide (CO) detectors as they turn back their clocks.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (2069)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Iowa Reports First West Nile Death of 2017 (9/29/17)

Iowa Reports First West Nile Death of 2017 (9/29/17)

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced the first Iowa death this year associated with West Nile virus. A middle-age adult (41 to 60 years of age) woman from southwest Iowa died in September. “This death related to West Nile is tragic and reminds us to protect ourselves and our families from mosquitoes,” said IDPH Medical Director, Dr. Patricia Quinlisk. "Until the state's first hard frost, whether it's for work or play, being outside means there's a risk for West Nile virus."

Friday, September 29, 2017/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (1578)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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IDPH Announces First Human West Nile Virus Case of Season (7/20/17)

IDPH Announces First Human West Nile Virus Case of Season (7/20/17)

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced testing at the State Hygienic Laboratory (SHL) has confirmed the first human case of West Nile virus disease in Iowa in 2017. 

Thursday, July 20, 2017/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (1904)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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IDPH Recognizes Drowning Prevention Week June 18-24 (6/12/17)

IDPH Recognizes Drowning Prevention Week June 18-24 (6/12/17)

Thursday, June 15, 2017, Governor Reynolds will sign a proclamation declaring June 18 through 24 as Drowning Prevention Week. Over the last 10 years, an average of 37 Iowans has died each year from accidental drowning. The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) reminds Iowans that water safety is for everyone, not just children.

Monday, June 12, 2017/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (2081)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0
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Tick Season Underway in Iowa (5/23/17)

Tick Season Underway in Iowa (5/23/17)

The mild spring with frequent rains means tick-borne disease season is underway in Iowa. The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) reminds Iowans to protect themselves against tick bites. Ticks can carry the organisms that cause diseases like Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, and Ehrlichiosis. 

Tuesday, May 23, 2017/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (2375)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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