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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 (3747)/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 (777)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Flu Deaths Rise in Iowa (1/5/18)

Flu Deaths Rise in Iowa (1/5/18)

Influenza spread and severity is building in Iowa, as the Iowa Department of Public Health reported four new influenza-related deaths today: an elderly (81+ years of age) female and older adult (61 to 80 years of age) female in Southeast Iowa; an elderly female in Northeast Iowa; and an elderly male in Northwest Iowa. 

Friday, January 5, 2018/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (2008)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Iowa Records First Flu-Related Death of the Season (10/30/17)

Iowa Records First Flu-Related Death of the Season (10/30/17)

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced the first flu-related death of the 2017-2018 influenza season, an elderly (81 years of age and older) Central Iowa man, who died in October.

Monday, October 30, 2017/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (23136)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Disease Intervention Specialist Importance Grows as STD Cases Rise (10/2/17)

Disease Intervention Specialist Importance Grows as STD Cases Rise (10/2/17)

The National Coalition of STD Directors (NCSD) and the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) recognize October 6, 2017, as the annual Disease Interventionist Specialist (DIS) Day. DIS work across many program areas in public health; however, their primary focus is working with individuals diagnosed with HIV, syphilis, gonorrhea or chlamydia. DIS connect individuals diagnosed with these infections to important resources, confidentially notify anyone with potential exposure and direct all to appropriate medical treatment. The role they play is more important than ever as Iowa and the rest of the U.S. experience increases in many of these STDs.

Monday, October 2, 2017/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (2120)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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