Sexually Transmitted Infections an Increasing Concern in Wyoming

With sexually transmitted infections (STIs) an increasing concern across the state, the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) is encouraging prevention strategies and testing for residents. Comparing 2021 reported cases with those from 2020 shows Wyoming experienced a 23.6 percent increase in chlamydia cases, a 33.5 percent increase in gonorrhea...

Registration Encouraged for Suicide Prevention Symposium

The Wyoming Department of Health is inviting teachers, law enforcement representatives, clinicians, loss survivors, community members and other stakeholders to attend the 2022 Wyoming Suicide Prevention Symposium in Cheyenne later this month. The free two-day event begins at 8 a.m. on September 26 at the Little America Resort in...

Plague Confirmed in Albany County Cat

Laboratory testing has recently confirmed a rural Albany County cat died of plague, according to the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH). The cat’s home was in the Laramie area and the animal lived primarily outdoors or in outbuildings. Other cats in a group at the same location have also...

Overdose Antidote Orders Offered to Wyoming Groups

Free orders of a temporary opioid overdose antidote known as NARCAN® are once again available for Wyoming groups through the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH). Erica Mathews, Grants and Programs Unit manager with the WDH Behavioral Health Division, said NARCAN® is a potentially lifesaving prescription medication designed to quickly...

Second Monkeypox Case Identified in State Resident

The Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) is announcing the state’s second monkeypox case has been identified in a Teton County resident. Dr. Alexia Harrist, state health officer and state epidemiologist with WDH, said follow up with the adult man showed no increased risk of the virus to the local...