News Releases: 2018

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-...
May 9, 2018
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services announced today that it has awarded more than $77,000 to nine local health departments for projects that promote local opioid harm prevention activities. The projects are funded through the Prescription Drug Overdose: Prevention for States grant from the...
May 3, 2018
More than 1,000 people have signed up for the Department of Health Services (DHS) WisCaregiver Careers program, taking the first step toward becoming a certified nurse aide. This first-of-its-kind program offers training and testing at no cost to students, and also implements a $500 retention bonus...

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