Health Department Health Alerts

KITTEN TESTED POSITIVE FOR RABIES
Posted 9/22/2017 by velliott@co.wood.wi.us
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 21, 2017 Contact: Sue Kunferman, Health Officer Environmental Health Supervisor, Wood County Health Department, 715-213-8493

A stray kitten found in the 2400 block of Ranger Road in Wisconsin Rapids tested positive for rabies. The kitten was found on September 1st. Anyone who has information regarding a mother cat with a litter of kittens seen in this area around this date please call the Wood County Health Department at 715-421-8911.
FIRST HUMAN CASE OF WEST NILE VIRUS REPORTED IN WOOD COUNTY
Posted 9/15/2017 by velliott@co.wood.wi.us
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 15, 2017 CONTACT: Wood County Health Department, Nancy Eggleston, 715-421-8911

Wisconsin state and local health officials are advising residents to continue to protect themselves against mosquito bites as they announce this year’s first confirmed human case of West Nile virus (WNV) in a resident of Wood County.
INCREASE IN CIRCULATING ENTEROVIRUSES CAUSING VIRAL MENINGITIS
Posted 9/1/2017 by velliott@co.wood.wi.us
Although viral meningitis is not a reportable disease in Wisconsin, the Wood County Health Department has been receiving phone calls and inquiries regarding an increase in the number of cases of viral meningitis in the community. For more information about viral meningitis in Wood County please see the Press Release link below.
WOOD COUNTY BIRD TESTS POSITIVE FOR WEST NILE VIRUS
Posted 7/19/2017 by velliott@co.wood.wi.us
The Wood County Health Department reports a dead crow found in Wood County in early July has tested positive for West Nile virus. This is the first bird that tested positive for West Nile virus in Wood County since surveillance for the mosquito-transmitted virus began May 1. For more information about West Nile virus in Wood County please see the Press Release link below.
Pertussis Health Alert
Posted 7/18/2017 by velliott@co.wood.wi.us
Please review the following document for information about Pertussis (Whooping Cough) in Wood County.
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