News Releases: 2018

June 21, 2018
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) is warning people about the dangers of synthetic cannabinoids , often called “fake weed”, “K2”, and “spice” as people continue to be hospitalized with severe bleeding after using these products which have contained rat poison. Wisconsin has seen a...
June 18, 2018
The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection and Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) are alerting Wisconsin consumers to a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Adelaide infections linked to the consumption of pre-cut melons. At this time, no cases have been...
June 18, 2018
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS), Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP), and local health departments are working with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to investigate a multistate...
June 8, 2018
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS), the Minnesota Department of Health, and local health departments are investigating an increase of Cyclospora infections . To date, 11 ill patients in Wisconsin and three in Minnesota have reported purchasing a vegetable tray from a Wisconsin or...
May 31, 2018
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) reports a dead bird found in Columbia County has tested positive for West Nile virus . This is the first case of WNV activity reported in the state in 2018. “This case reminds us that West Nile virus is already active in Wisconsin this season, so we...
May 25, 2018
As we head into boating season, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services wants to remind boaters to take action to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning . “Many people don’t realize they can be poisoned from carbon monoxide while spending time on a boat,” said Dr. Jon Meiman, DHS Chief Medical...
May 24, 2018
Seventeen counties and four tribes have been awarded one-year grants totaling nearly $2.4 million from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) to provide treatment to people addicted to opioids . “These grant awards continue our commitment to increase access to services that promote long-...

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