An additional four people have been confirmed to have measles in Nampa, Idaho.
Additional measles reported in Southwest Idaho; public health officials continue to recommend immunization
Gov. Little declares September Newborn Screening Awareness Month
Each year in Idaho between 20 and 40 babies are diagnosed with potentially life-threatening conditions through the state’s newborn screening program. This early detection and treatment can prevent intellectual disabilities, life-long health problems, or death.
Gov. Little to sign executive order to support suicide prevention in Idaho
Idaho Gov. Brad Little this Wednesday, Sept. 27, will sign an executive order and proclamation to further support suicide prevention in Idaho.
Public Health Advisory: Harmful algal bloom identified in Henry’s Lake
The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare (DHW) is issuing a health advisory for Henry’s Lake, urging caution when recreating in or near the water.
Measles reported in Idaho resident; public health officials remind Idahoans to protect themselves from highly contagious illness by getting immunized
An adult male with confirmed measles has been reported in southwest Idaho. He was unvaccinated and was exposed during recent international travel. He was hospitalized, and is now recovering at home.
Public Health Advisory: Harmful algal bloom identified in Island Park Reservoir
The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare (DHW) is issuing a health advisory for Island Park Reservoir, urging caution when recreating in or near the water.
Gov. Little to commemorate International Overdose Awareness Day Aug. 31 at Idaho Capitol
The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare will host an event at the Idaho Capitol Aug. 31 to commemorate International Overdose Awareness Day. The event will start at 10 a.m. Mountain Time on the second-floor rotunda.
Statement from DHW Director Dave Jeppesen about Legislative Services Office audit
Department of Health and Welfare Director Dave Jeppesen issued the following statement in response to the State of Idaho Legislative…
Board of Health and Welfare to meet August 17
The Idaho Board of Health and Welfare will hold its regularly scheduled meeting at 8 a.m. MT Thursday, Aug. 17, via Webex and in Boise.
First human infection of West Nile virus in Idaho this year
Idaho’s first human West Nile virus (WNV) infection this year was identified in a Washington County resident over the age of 50 on Thursday, Aug. 3. This person has been hospitalized with the infection but is recovering and being discharged home.