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.
Measles reported in Idaho resident; public health officials remind Idahoans to protect themselves from highly contagious illness by getting immunized
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.
Harmful algal blooms identified in Hells Canyon and Brownlee reservoirs
The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare (DHW) issued health advisories for Hells Canyon and Brownlee reservoirs, urging the public to use caution when recreating in or near the water.
988 Lifeline answers nearly 5 million calls, texts, and chats in its first year, including 12,657 in Idaho
In its first year, the 988 National Suicide and Crisis Lifeline answered nearly 5 million calls, texts, and chats, including 12,657 in Idaho.
First rabid bat of the season found in Ada County, health officials urge caution around bats
A bat found in Ada County tested positive for rabies July 12, making it the first rabid bat reported in the state this year.
Public Health reports first heat-related death in 2023
The first heat-related death in Idaho this year has been reported to the Division of Public Health. An Idaho resident between 40 and 60 years of age died of heatstroke when hiking a strenuous route in southern Idaho in the past week. Temperatures were in the 90s and shade was lacking.