An older Platte County woman represents the first and only human case of West Nile virus (WNV) reported to the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) so far this year.“Year to year WNV activity can vary widely and is tough to predict,” said Dr. Tracy Murphy, state epidemiologist with WDH.
The Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) Facilities Task Force will meet in Casper on Wednesday, August 20, to continue discussing the roles and needs of the state’s public healthcare facilities.The meeting will begin at 9 a.m.
Adam Merrell has joined the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) as the new administrator for the Wyoming Life Resource Center (WLRC) in Lander.Merrell has worked in skilled nursing for the past 17 years with a focus on regional oversight.
It’s not too late to register for Wyoming’s Biggest Loser RunWalk event set for Sunday in Casper.The Biggest Loser RunWalk includes a half marathon, a 5K race and a kids’ one-mile fun run for ages 4-12.
The Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) is inviting interested residents to attend a stakeholder meeting August 14 to introduce a healthcare approach known as “community paramedicine and mobile integrated healthcare.” The meeting will be held from 8 a.m.
With a significantly increased number of reported gonorrhea cases this year, especially in Campbell County, the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) is reminding residents that preventing the spread of sexually transmitted diseases remains important.
With continued growth in reported pertussis (whooping cough) cases this year, the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) is encouraging awareness of the disease and vaccination to help protect vulnerable residents, especially infants.
Wyoming’s First Lady is encouraging state residents to register for the upcoming Biggest Loser RunWalk event planned for August 17 in Casper.“When parents and kids spend time outdoors and are active, it’s a great thing for so many reasons,” said Wyoming’s First Lady Carol Mead.
The Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) Facilities Task Force will meet Tuesday, July 22 at the Wyoming Life Resource Center (WLRC) in Lander to continue discussing the roles and needs of the state’s public healthcare facilities.The meeting will begin at 8 a.m.
The Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) is reminding emergency medical volunteers and professionals across the state to register for the 44th Annual Wyoming Trauma Conference planned for August14-17 in Cheyenne.“Each year our annual conference plays a key role in training and motivating those involved in Wyoming’s emergency response and trauma systems,” said Andy Gienapp, WDH Office of Emergency Medical Services manager.
Income guidelines for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program are being updated once again, according to the Wyoming Department of Health.“Many people know about the food items our program helps them purchase.
While splashing in the waters of Wyoming’s pools and lakes is a favorite activity for many families, swimmers should take steps to avoid catching or spreading recreational water illnesses that can take away their summertime fun.When germs get into the water, they can cause diseases such as cryptosporidiosis, giardiasis and shigellosis if swallowed.
While enjoying activities or working outdoors during Wyoming’s warmer months, residents should avoid mosquitos and ticks because they can spread potentially serious disease, according to the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH).Mosquitos spread West Nile virus (WNV) when they feed on infected birds and then bite people, animals and other birds.
The Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) Facilities Task Force will meet in Thermopolis, Basin and Buffalo during June as the group continues discussing the roles and needs of the state’s public healthcare facilities.
A Wyoming Department of Health representative says hantavirus infection remains a potential health threat when mice get into closed locations and leave their droppings behind.Eleven human hantavirus cases, including six that resulted in death, have been reported in Wyoming since 1999.
Take the road less traveled and run The Biggest Loser RunWalk in Casper, Wyoming for a half marathon and 5K on August 17, 2014.
According to the Wyoming Department of Health’s Vital Statistics Services Program, the number one boys name in Wyoming for the second year in a row is Liam while Sophia topped the state’s list for girls.
The Wyoming Department of Health is reminding families who may be expecting babies that it is best to wait for labor to begin on its own with most healthy pregnancies.