News Releases: 2019

December 10, 2019
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) announced today that the nationally-recognized Family Care program has been approved to continue for five more years. Family Care allows frail elders and adults with physical, developmental, or intellectual disabilities to remain in their homes or...
December 9, 2019
Having already seen record-breaking cold this year, and with frigid temperatures in the forecast for most of the state this week, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) wants to remind residents to take steps to be safe and stay warm as temperatures fall . Last winter, 75 people died...
December 6, 2019
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services is investigating multiple cases of adenovirus (add-e-no-virus) infection on college campuses around the state. Adenovirus infections most commonly cause respiratory illness, and while serious illness is rare, in some cases it can lead to pneumonia or...
November 26, 2019
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) is urging state residents to take extra care while preparing their Thanksgiving meals this week. While hygiene is always important in food preparation, recent outbreaks of E. coli O157:H7 and hepatitis A infections shines a bright light on how vital...
November 13, 2019
Grants totaling more than $1.9 million to support eight Graduate Medical Education (GME) residents were announced today by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS). The grants continue the state’s investment in training physicians in rural areas which research suggests significantly...
November 12, 2019
Health officials encourage you to add a flu vaccine to your holiday checklist to help protect your guests this Thanksgiving. “Many of those close to us need extra protection from the flu, especially our elderly family members and friends, babies, and those with special health conditions,” said...
November 1, 2019
Making sure that people, animals, and the environment in Wisconsin are healthy is the goal of several state agencies as they mark One Health Day, which focuses on the link between all three. The Wisconsin departments of Health Services (DHS); Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection (DATCP); and...

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