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First probable monkeypox case reported in Idaho

Idaho Division of Public Health and Central District Health are announcing the first probable case of monkeypox in an Idaho resident.

Idaho WIC makes annual adjustment to income guidelines

Idaho’s Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) will implement new income guidelines effective July 1, 2022, that raise household income eligibility limits to help offset cost of living increases.

First rabid bat of the season found in Bannock County; health officials urge caution around bats

Idaho public health officials confirmed the first rabid bat of the season in the state in Bannock County. A man, his dog, and numerous cats all were potentially exposed to the rabid bat.

Board of Health and Welfare to meet May 19

The Idaho Board of Health and Welfare will hold its regularly scheduled meeting at 8 a.m. MT thursday, May 19, via Webex and in Boise.

Highly poisonous death cap mushroom identified in Boise

The first confirmation of death cap mushrooms (Amanita phalloides) in Idaho was recently reported to the Idaho Division of Public Health. An amateur mycologist spotted the mushroom under an oak tree in an established neighborhood in Boise.

COVID-19 media briefing set for 2:30 p.m. Tuesday

The Department of Health and Welfare (DHW) will hold a media briefing about COVID-19 in Idaho at 2:30 p.m. (MT) Tuesday, March 15, via Webex.

DHW offers negotiated rulemaking opportunities in March

The March edition of the Idaho Administrative Bulletin is now available. 

COVID-19 media briefing set for 2:30 p.m. Tuesday

The Department of Health and Welfare (DHW) will hold a media briefing about COVID-19 in Idaho at 2:30 p.m. (MT) Tuesday, March 1, via Webex.

Parents of infants: Urgent recall issued for infant formulas

Abbott Laboratories announced Thursday, Feb. 17, it was recalling powdered infant formulas (including Similac, Alimentum, and EleCare) made at a facility in Sturgis, Michigan, after four consumers complained about bacterial infections in infants who consumed the products.

Board of Health and Welfare to meet Feb. 17

The Idaho Board of Health and Welfare will hold its regularly scheduled meeting at 8 a.m. MT Thursday, Feb. 17, via Webex and in Boise.