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First monkeypox case in Dunn County


HSHS and Prevea system outages mostly resolved

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HSHS CEO provides update on cybersecurity breach

September 13, 2023

According to a recent update from HSHS, they have restored connectivity to their EPIC software and are now fully functional and trying to finish bringing all of their remaining systems online. They are again accepting appointments and their patient portal is operating. 

Help Report And Manage Chronic Wasting Disease

CWD collection station
September 1, 2023

MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) invites the public to help report and manage Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) this fall.

CWD is a contagious, fatal neurological disease that affects the nervous system of deer, elk, moose and caribou. It belongs to the family of diseases known as transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs) or prion diseases.

Health survey for Dunn, Eau Claire, and Chippewa Counties - Please Respond!

August 10, 2023

Calling all residents of Chippewa, Dunn, and Eau Claire counties! A partnership of local organizations is seeking opinions from people who live and work in the Chippewa Valley to help guide future community health improvements.

Dunn County Health Department warns of poor air quality and heat

July 25, 2023

Air Quality Advisory for Dunn County, Wisconsin - July 25, 2023

This week, the air quality in Dunn County is expected to be unsafe in our communities due to
continued smoke from Canadian wildfires, hot temperatures and high humidity.

Horse tests positive for West Nile Virus in Dunn County

June 28, 2023
The Dunn County Health Department reports that a horse in Dunn County has tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV) which is transmitted by mosquitoes. This is the first documented WNV activity in the state this year.

WIsconsin DHS announces end to emergency COVID response

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April 26, 2023

The Department of Health Services today announced the changes that will take place as the state winds down the Wisconsin emergency COVID response.

There will be modifications  to the COVID-19 Data Dashboard  status - Many pages will be consolidated into a simpler format and probably only be updated weekly.

Community Conversations on Health Care

flyer for conversation
October 3, 2022

There will be a Community Conversations meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 4 at 6:30 PM to discuss the upcoming Heath Care Referendum in Dunn County. The meeting will take place at United Methodist Church, 2703 Bongey Dr., Menomonie, WI. 

The text of the referendum reads "Shall Congress and the President of the United States enact into law the creation of a publicly financed, non-profit, national health insurance program that would fully cover medical care costs for all Americans?”

DHS releases changed monkeypox vaccine availability

Monkeypox Vaccine Press Conference with DHS Sept. 6, 2022

September 6, 2022

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) is expanding the eligibility criteria for who can get vaccinated to protect themselves against monkeypox.

Minnesota Set to Become “Abortion Access Island” in the Midwest, but for Whom?

Abortion Rights Rally
August 25, 2022

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First monkeypox case in Dunn County

KT Gallagher
August 22, 2022

According to a press release today from Dunn County Health Director KT Gallagher, the first confirmed case of monkeypox in Dunn County has been reported. The individual is doing well and isolating at home. The Dunn County Health Department  is working with the individual to identify people with whom they may have had direct, close contact while infectious.

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