Rabies Prevention: Not Just Shots for Family Pets

With the onset of warmer weather, the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) is warning residents to beware of wild animals that may carry rabies, especially bats, as they become more seasonally active. “Many people do a good job of protecting their family pets from rabies, but don’t realize other...

Calls Seeking Credit Card Details for Medicaid Renewal Are Fake

With new reports of fake calls wrongly seeking money, Wyoming Medicaid is alerting clients and their family members to be cautious of potential Medicaid coverage scams. Wyoming Medicaid is part of the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH), A handful of clients recently received calls asking for their credit card...

Young Winners of Wyoming Radon Poster Contest Named

The Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) is announcing the winners of its annual youth radon poster contest, which is part of an overall effort to educate families about potential radon-related health risks. Winners for 2024 include: 3rd-6th Grade Category 1st Place: Sarah Rowe, 6th grade, Horsin’ Around 4-H Club,...

Wyoming’s Favorite Baby Name Winners Crowned

Evelyn won the competition for the number one female name among Wyoming’s new babies in 2023, with Henry topping the race among male names, according to Vital Statistics Services (VSS), part of the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH). For girl newborns in Wyoming for 2023, Evelyn led Amelia, Olivia,...

Beware of Hantavirus Danger During Spring Cleaning and Beyond

The Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) warns a serious infection spread by mice known as hantavirus, remains a public health threat. Courtney Tillman, a WDH epidemiologist, says, “Though Wyoming doesn’t see many hantavirus cases, it certainly can be a serious illness. About 40 percent of infections will lead to...