The likelihood of an Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) case in Winnebago County is very low, however, we are taking precautions by working with all of our local healthcare systems in preparedness planning and evaluating travelers who have returned from Africa.
If a case is suspected, we have processes in place to notify the local hospital as wwell as first responders. We would also receive support from the State Department of Health Services and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
Winnebago Health Department declares a WATER QUALITY ADVISORY for Lake Winnebago due to blue-green algae blooms. Visual and laboratory confirmation by the WI-DNR indicate high concentrations of blue-green algae on some Lake Winnebago west shore areas in Oshkosh. Blue-green algae may also be impacting other areas so it is important to look at the water before entering, particularly before letting children and pets go in the lake.
The ASK (Asking Saves Kids) Campaign promotes a simple idea with the potential to help keep kids safe. It encourages parents to ASK if there is an unlocked gun in the homes where their children play. Check out the ASK website for information and resources.
National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW), set for April 26 – May 3, 2014, is an annual observance to highlight the importance of protecting infants from vaccine-preventable diseases and celebrate the achievements of immunization programs and their partners in promoting healthy communities.