News Releases: 2020

September 4, 2020
The Department of Health Services (DHS) today released a new data dashboard that displays confirmed COVID-19 cases by age group. The new view allows people to better understand how COVID-19 is affecting populations in Wisconsin. Current data show that those in the 18-34 age range have more...
September 4, 2020
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) and the Chippewa County Health Department today announced that laboratory testing has confirmed a case of eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) virus infection in a woman in her 60’s who had been living in Chippewa County. This is the second human case...
September 2, 2020
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) and the Eau Claire County Health Department today announced that laboratory testing has confirmed the first human case of eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) virus infection this year, in a female under the age of 18 who is a resident of Eau Claire...
September 2, 2020
To address the growing problem of suicide and suicide behavior in Wisconsin, Prevent Suicide Wisconsin , a public-private partnership that includes the Department of Health Services (DHS), has just released a call to action to guide and support suicide prevention in Wisconsin over the next five...
August 31, 2020
Marking International Overdose Awareness Day, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) today called on state residents to take action to end drug overdose deaths by learning the signs of an overdose and how to respond. Different drugs require different medical interventions and responses...
August 27, 2020
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) is urging everyone to continue to protect themselves from mosquito bites now that six horses in Northwestern Wisconsin have tested positive for eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) , caused by the EEE virus, since late July. EEE virus can be spread to...

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