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New HIV Diagnoses up 27 Percent in Iowa

New HIV Diagnoses up 27 Percent in Iowa

The Iowa Department of Public Health’s (IDPH) annual HIV Surveillance Report for 2015 finds there were 124 new HIV diagnoses last year, an increase of 27 percent from the 98 cases reported in 2014. 
Thursday, July 21, 2016/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (3940)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0
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IDPH Urges Iowans to be Mindful of West Nile Virus

IDPH Urges Iowans to be Mindful of West Nile Virus

With Iowans expected to be spending extra time outdoors over the long Independence Day weekend, the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) is reminding Iowans to take insect repellant along with them to their picnics, concerts, celebrations and fireworks displays to protect against mosquito bites. West Nile virus is transmitted through mosquitoes.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (2208)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Iowa Zika Transmission Threat is Low

Iowa Zika Transmission Threat is Low

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) is urging Iowans to remember to protect themselves against mosquito bites this summer, not because of a Zika virus threat, but because of the much more likely consequence of West Nile virus. IDPH Director Gerd Clabaugh and IDPH Deputy State Epidemiologist Dr. Ann Garvey joined Governor Branstad today at his weekly press conference to discuss the realistic threat of Zika virus to Iowans.

Monday, June 6, 2016/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (2358)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
Ticks Are Out – Keep Them Off

Ticks Are Out – Keep Them Off

Warmer weather and timely rains mean 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 17, 2016/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (7902)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 3.7
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Iowa City Pediatrician Named Immunization Champion

Iowa City Pediatrician Named Immunization Champion

Dr. Jody Murph, a pediatrician with the University of Iowa Children’s Hospital in Iowa City, has been named Iowa’s 2016 Childhood Immunization Champion.
Friday, April 15, 2016/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (2584)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 3.8
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