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The Epi Update is a free, monthly e-newsletter created by the Public Health Emergency Program of the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment, and is targeted for Johnson County healthcare professionals. It was developed to provide doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professional in Johnson County with up-to-date information on infectious diseases, public health emergency and bioterrorism planning efforts, disease surveillance, and other epidemiologic topics as they pertain to our community.
|Avian Influenza A (H7N9) Update
05/16/2013 - 12:16pm
The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment is closely monitoring the developing story out of China about the Influenza A (H7N9) virus that has caused 131 cases of human infection; 32 of which have resulted in death, according to a May 9 report by the World Health...
|Vaccines offer travelers protection from illness
05/16/2013 - 12:00pm
Traveling abroad this summer? If so, you may need a vaccination before you leave. Vaccines are recommended to protect travelers from illnesses present in other parts of the world and to prevent the importation of infectious diseases across international borders. Which vaccinations you need depends on a number of factors including your destination, whether you will be spending time in rural...
|Annual School Nurse Workshop on June 7
05/16/2013 - 11:58am
The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment’s annual school nurse workshop is a favorite among area school nurses. Join us on Friday, June 7 in the Johnson County Administration Building (111 S. Cherry St., Olathe) for a day of learning and earning continuing education credits.
The morning session will focus on immunization updates and exclusions, dental health and the...
|Nationwide tuberculin shortage continues
05/16/2013 - 11:55am
The nationwide shortage of tuberculin used for tuberculosis skin testing (TST) continues. The shortage involves both commercial products: TUBERSOL (Sanofi Pasteur Limited), and APLISOL (JHP Pharmaceuticals, LLC). The duration of the shortage is unknown, but likely through this month.
The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment (JCDHE) will...
|Live baby poultry linked to Salmonella outbreaks
05/16/2013 - 11:51am
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) is working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to investigate several multi-state outbreaks of human Salmonella infections linked to contact with live baby poultry. Five cases of Salmonella in Kansas have been linked to these clusters.
While anyone can become ill from exposure to these germs,...
|WIC clinic in Mission still open
05/16/2013 - 11:45am
Families needing services from the Kansas WIC (Women, Infants and Children) program can still receive them at our Mission location (6000 Lamar Ave). The WIC program is located in a temporary office while the former office is being remodeled. Call 913-826-1302 to schedule a WIC appointment in Mission. When you arrive, follow the signs to the temporary location.
|Tips for healthy swimming
05/16/2013 - 11:40am
Pools in Johnson County are getting prepped for summer crowds and that means Recreational Water Illnesses (RWIs) will be on the rise. Be sure you and the people you care for know these simple facts about safe swimming. Healthy swimming information for the general public, pool operators and health professionals can be found at:...
|School immunization requirements for 2013-2014
05/16/2013 - 11:37am
The end of the current school year is almost here, but the immunization requirements for next fall are already available. Click here to see what the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) requires for school and licensed child care facilities during the 2013-2014 school year. Immunization certificates,...
|Johnson County Monthly Disease Report, April 2013
05/16/2013 - 11:29am
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 April...