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CDC Recognizes 94 Iowa Community Water Systems for Excellence in Water Fluoridation

CDC Recognizes 94 Iowa Community Water Systems for Excellence in Water Fluoridation

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced that 94 community water systems in Iowa have been awarded Water Fluoridation Quality Awards from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The award recognizes water systems that achieved excellence in community water fluoridation by maintaining a consistent level of fluoride in drinking water throughout 2020. A total of 1,292 public water systems in 29 states received the award.

Friday, January 7, 2022/Author: Sarah Ekstrand/Number of views (474)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 3.5
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Iowa Confirms Case of Omicron Variant

Iowa Confirms Case of Omicron Variant

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) and the State Hygienic Lab (SHL) confirm
detection of the first case of the COVID-19 variant, Omicron, in an Iowa resident. The case involves an
unvaccinated individual under the age of 18 who resides in Black Hawk County. The individual remains
asymptomatic, however because of travel exposure; the family sought testing based on public health
guidance.

Thursday, December 9, 2021/Author: Sarah Ekstrand/Number of views (4329)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 3.9
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State Agencies Partner to Share Vaccine Messaging

State Agencies Partner to Share Vaccine Messaging

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) and Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division (ABD) are partnering to share messaging with Iowans about the importance of getting vaccinated for the flu and COVID-19. Six semi-trailers with messaging encouraging Iowans to get vaccinated for the flu and COVID-19 are now circulating the state. Both agencies are proud of this collaboration to leverage state resources and share these important messages with Iowans.

Monday, November 29, 2021/Author: Sarah Ekstrand/Number of views (936)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 1.0
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Booster Doses Eligibility Expanded to All Iowans Over Age 18

Booster Doses Eligibility Expanded to All Iowans Over Age 18

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has authorized boosters of the Pfizer and Moderna Covid-19 vaccines for all adults age 18 and over. Prior to this authorization, eligibility had been limited to individuals age 65 and older and those who lived or worked in high risk environments.

Monday, November 22, 2021/Author: Sarah Ekstrand/Number of views (1513)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week is November 18-24

U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week is November 18-24

U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week, November 18-24 this year, is an annual one-week observance to raise awareness of the importance of appropriate antibiotic use to combat the threat of antibiotic resistance. 

Thursday, November 18, 2021/Author: Sarah Ekstrand/Number of views (794)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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