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September 27, 2016

Public Health Informer Newsletter: Fall/Winter Edition

In This Edition:

  • HPV Vaccine Can Prevent Certain Cancers and Other Diseases
  • CDHD Website Getting a Fresh Look
  • FluMist Not an Option this Flu Season
  • Long-time CDHD Employees Look to Retirement
  • Make a Plan to Quit! Join the Great American Smokeout
  • Transforming Behavioral Health Care in Idaho
  • and more!


September 6, 2016

Number of Rabid Bats Above Average in Ada County; Public Health Urges Precautions


CDHD is urging people to take precautions to avoid contact with bats and protect their animals during an above-average season of rabid bats. Seven bats have been confirmed with rabies in Ada County since June.


September 2, 2016

September is Preparedness Month

A Preparedness Pointer from our friends at Ada County Emergency Management:

Get to Know Your Neighbors. 53% of people receive preparedness information from neighbors, friends, and family. Meeting neighbors is a great way to start the preparedness conversation in your immediate community.


August 5, 2016

First 2016 Human West Nile Virus Case in Idaho

CDHD is reporting a positive case of West Nile virus (WNV) in an Elmore County woman in her 30s. The woman is recovering at home. This is the first confirmed human case of WNV in Idaho this year.

August 4, 2016

CDHD WIC Staff Earns USDA's Gold Premiere Award for Support of Breastfeeding

WIC provides breastfeeding support to moms and families enrolled in the supplemental nutrition program through staff and peer counselors who work one-on-one with moms. Congratulations, CDHD WIC!

August 3, 2016

Idaho Traveler Tests Positive for Zika Virus Infection

A north Idaho woman over the age of 60 who recently traveled to Mexico is confirmed to have been infected with Zika virus, which can cause severe birth defects if infection occurs in pregnant women. This is the first reported case of Zika virus infection in the state...


Upcoming Tobacco Cessation Classes Planned in Meridian

Check out classes planned for September and beyond. LEARN MORE

Zika Virus

Zika virus is spread to people mostly through mosquito bites. The most common symptoms of Zika virus disease are fever, rash, joint pain, and conjunctivitis (red eyes).

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Idaho Local Health Districts Unite in Support of Insurance for Low-Income Residents

Immunization Records Request

Do you need a copy of your or your child's Immunizations Records? Follow the link below for instructions on requesting those records.


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