Health Department Health Alerts

Wood County Horse Tests Positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis in 2016
Posted 11/2/2016 by velliott@co.wood.wi.us
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 2, 2016

CONTACT: Jean Rosekrans, RN Phone: 715-421-8911
Wood County Health Department

The Wood County Health Department reports that a horse in Wood County has tested positive for Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) which is caused by the EEE virus. The EEE virus is transmitted by mosquitoes. The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection reported the positive test result to the Wisconsin Division of Public Health. No EEE cases in humans have been reported in Wisconsin this year or any year since 2011. The human EEE case in 2011 was only the second case known to have occurred in Wisconsin since 1984.
Fall 2016 Giardiasis Update
Posted 10/18/2016 by velliott@co.wood.wi.us
The Wisconsin Division of Public Health (DPH) Communicable Diseases Epidemiology Section (CDES) has observed an increase in the incidence of giardiasis cases statewide this year. The majority of the increase is occurring in the Northern and Northeastern regions. The information posted at the link below is intended to help answer some of the common questions we have received from local health departments and to provide prevention messaging for our local partners to use according to their needs.

For specific questions you may contact the CDES Enterics Epidemiologist of the Dayat (608) 267-7143 or by email at DHSDPHEnterics@dhs.wisconsin.gov
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