2017 DHS News Releases

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February 22, 2017
The flu bug is hitting Wisconsinites hard, spiking to nearly 1000 confirmed cases, and hundreds of hospitalizations. According to figures from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) there are 936 confirmed cases of influenza in Wisconsin, compared to 176 during the same period last year...
February 17, 2017
Wisconsin’s Department of Health Services (DHS) has submitted an application for up to $15.7 million in federal funding to boost the state’s response to the growing misuse and abuse of opioids . “This is an important step forward in our efforts to protect and promote the health and safety of state...
January 12, 2017
Exposure to radon gas is one of the major contributors to lung cancer nationally, yet many people aren’t aware that an easy-to-use test kit can tell them if their home has high radon levels. That’s why Governor Scott Walker has proclaimed January National Radon Action Month for Wisconsin residents...
Last Revised: January 3, 2017