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The EPI Update is a free e-newsletter published by the Public Health Emergency Program of the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment. It was developed to provide clinicians and healthcare professionals in Johnson County with up-to-date information on infectious diseases, public health emergency and bioterrorism planning efforts, disease surveillance, and other epidemiological topics as they pertain to our community.
|Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis Vaccines – How much is enough?
11/25/2013 - 2:06pm
Protecting children from Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis can be accomplished a few different ways. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Immunization Action Coalition recommend healthcare providers offer one of these four combination vaccines: DTaP, Tdap, DT, and Td. Two of these (DTaP and DT) are given to children younger than 7 years of age, and two (Tdap and Td) are given...
|Quickly connect with JCDHE
11/25/2013 - 1:57pm
Getting in touch with the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment is easy when you download and print this handy reference. This one-page document contains JCDHE’s current walk-in clinic hours, locations, phone and fax numbers and website and social media pages. Post around...
|Flu season underway in Johnson County
11/25/2013 - 1:44pm
The 2013-2014 influenza season is underway in Johnson County. As of Nov. 21, 16 cases of influenza have been reported (11 cases of Type A; 5 cases of Type B). Last year at this time, there were 11 reported cases. Even though influenza is not a reportable disease in Kansas, JCDHE urges healthcare providers to report flu activity weekly during the flu season. Download...
|JCDHE offers in-person assistance with Health Insurance Marketplace
11/25/2013 - 1:38pm
Shopping for coverage in the health insurance marketplace can be overwhelming for some, especially those with no experience buying health insurance. That’s why the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment (JCDHE) offers application assistance and access to on-site patient navigators who can help individuals decipher what the plans mean.
|Avoid the GI blues this holiday season
11/25/2013 - 1:30pm
‘Tis the season for large gatherings of people, food and gastrointestinal illness. The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment usually sees a rise in the number of reported gastrointestinal illness during the holiday season and that means individuals need to keep food safety and frequent hand-washing top of mind. Give the gift of health and safety to yourself and others by posting...
|Pregnant women’s opinions needed for immunization study
11/25/2013 - 1:19pm
The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment is seeking 40 pregnant women to volunteer their opinions about childhood immunizations. The information gathered during the one-hour survey will help JCDHE provide better information to pregnant women to support their health decisions.
Surveys will take place in early 2014. Pregnant women who want to participate can call (913) 477-...
|TB Drug Shortage Continues
11/25/2013 - 1:14pm
The nationwide shortage of tuberculin used for tuberculosis skin testing continues. The duration of the shortage is unknown at this time. Kansas public health officials, clinicians and workers in occupational health and infection control are urged to...
|Johnson County Monthly Disease Report, October 2013
11/19/2013 - 11:01am
The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment publishes a monthly disease report with the number of reported cases investigated by JCDHE (case classifications include: confirmed, probable, suspect, not a case.). Click here for the October 2013...