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Measles Exposures in Des Moines, Ankeny (4/23/18)

Measles Exposures in Des Moines, Ankeny (4/23/18)

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services has informed the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) of a confirmed measles case who exposed Iowans to the highly contagious disease at locations in Des Moines and Ankeny.

Monday, April 23, 2018/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (15676)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 3.3
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Consumer Advisory Issued for Chicken Salad Purchased at Fareway (2/13/18)

Consumer Advisory Issued for Chicken Salad Purchased at Fareway (2/13/18)

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) and the Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals (DIA) today jointly issued a consumer advisory for chicken salad sold at Fareway stores. The chicken salad, which is produced and packaged by a third party for Fareway, is implicated in multiple cases of salmonella illness across Iowa.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (62431)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.9
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IDPH Says Norovirus Behind Several Outbreaks (1/30/18)

IDPH Says Norovirus Behind Several Outbreaks (1/30/18)

Over the past several weeks, the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) has received numerous reports of diarrhea and vomiting outbreaks caused by norovirus. While norovirus activity occurs year-round, it is traditionally higher in the colder months because people are indoors more and in closer contact. Norovirus spreads very easily when people fail to stay home when ill with diarrhea or vomiting, and when they don’t wash their hands after going to the bathroom. 

Tuesday, January 30, 2018/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (21713)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.3
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Flu Deaths Continue to Increase (1/12/18)

Flu Deaths Continue to Increase (1/12/18)

Influenza levels continue to build in Iowa and the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) is confirming an additional eight flu-related deaths. Five of the deaths occurred in Central Iowa and included two female older adults (61 to 80 years of age); two elderly females (81+ years of age); and one elderly male. Two of the deaths occurred in Southwest Iowa (both were elderly females) and one death, an elderly male, occurred in Eastern Iowa. Five of the eight individuals had an underlying health condition.

Friday, January 12, 2018/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (6235)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Gonorrhea Increasing Rapidly in Iowa (1/8/18)

Gonorrhea Increasing Rapidly in Iowa (1/8/18)

According to the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH), reported cases of gonorrhea are increasing quickly in Iowa. Preliminary Iowa data indicate 3,600 cases of gonorrhea in 2017. This would be a 145 percent increase since 2013. There were 2,600 cases reported in 2016.

Monday, January 8, 2018/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (2563)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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