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Tuesday, September 24, 2013 9:56 AM

Waushara County Health Department announces flu shot schedule

Flu shots are available at: Grace United Methodist Church (by appointment only), N2133 Southgate Terrace, Wautoma. To schedule an appointment call 920-787-6590.

 
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Tuesday, September 17, 2013 9:36 AM

It’s time to get your flu shot 

The CDC recommends a yearly flu vaccine as the first and most important step in protecting against flu viruses. While there are many different flu viruses, a flu vaccine protects against the three viruses that research suggests will be most common. The Flu- Mist vaccine this year, for the first time, protects against four viruses.

 
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Tuesday, September 10, 2013 9:06 AM

Getting home safely is just a click away

Click…the sound of a car seat harness being closed…your child safely buckled into their car seat…safe for the ride home.  Keep this in mind every time you put your child into a moving vehicle.

 
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Tuesday, August 27, 2013 10:12 AM

Are you prepared for a tornado or thunderstorm?

 
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Tuesday, August 20, 2013 9:56 AM

Get ready to go back to school…..

 
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Tuesday, August 13, 2013 12:17 PM

First bird in Waushara County tests positive for the West Nile Virus


The Waushara County Health Department reports a dead crow found in Waushara County on Aug. 2 has tested positive for West Nile virus.  This is the first bird that tested positive in Waushara County since surveillance for the mosquito-transmitted virus began May 1.

 
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Tuesday, August 06, 2013 9:40 AM

What is rabies?

Rabies is a very serious disease that affects the brain and spinal cord of mammals. Cats, dogs, bats, raccoons, coyotes and foxes are mammals, as are people. Rabies is caused by a virus and almost always causes death. It’s usually a disease of animals, but it can spread from an infected animal to a person.

 
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Tuesday, July 30, 2013 10:55 AM

Deaths from prescription painkiller overdoses rise sharply among women

A new report from the CDC indicates that women are at a higher risk for overdose and addiction to prescription opioids (painkillers) than men. Nearly 48,000 women died of prescription painkiller overdoses between 1999 and 2010.

 
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Tuesday, July 23, 2013 10:43 AM

Take Action to Prevent the Spread of Flu Viruses Between People and Pigs

It’s that time of the year when parents are taking their children to the county fair or to community events where there may be a petting zoo.

 
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Tuesday, July 16, 2013 12:12 PM

Organ and tissue donations:

Saving lives after death

The need for organ and tissue donations is great. According to UW Health, more than 116,000 people in the US are waiting for an organ transplant. Every day, 11 people will be added to that transplant waiting list, and 19 people will die waiting for an organ that is necessary for their survival. In Waushara County, 51.9 percent of drivers said yes to organ donation in 2012, which is less than the state average of 56.2 percent. UW Health holds the third largest Transplant Program in the nation, yet more than 2,000 people in Wisconsin still await an organ transplant.

 
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