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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.

 
First bird in Wisconsin tests positive for West Nile Virus this year Print E-mail
Thursday, June 27, 2013 10:10 AM

State and county health officials announced that a dead crow found in Washington County has tested positive for West Nile Virus. This is the first bird to test positive for the virus in Wisconsin this year. Although very few mosquitoes actually carry West Nile virus, infected birds serve as an early warning that the virus is present in the area and that people should be more vigilant in protecting themselves against mosquito bites.

West Nile Virus is spread to people through the bite of an infected mosquito. Mosquitoes become infected with West Nile Virus by feeding on infected birds, and then potentially transmit the virus by biting other animals or people.

 
Meningitis: Viral and Bacterial Print E-mail
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 11:07 AM

Meningitis is the inflammation of the meninges, the tissues and fluid covering the brain and spinal cord. Meningitis is usually caused by a virus or a bacterium.

Last Updated on Tuesday, June 25, 2013 11:55 PM
 
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