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Why Wisconsin Presents A "Perfect Opportunity" For A Measles Outbreak

May 9, 2019

The United States declared measles eliminated in 2000, thanks to a sustained public health effort built around near universal use of a safe and effective vaccine. But less than two decades later, measles is back, and at a level not seen for a quarter-century, meaning a generation of healthcare workers have little experience with the disease.

Dunn County Health Assessment Survey

March 7, 2019

Panel on Septic Spreading and Health Hazards

Paul Sterk at Septic Spreading Panel

Septic Spreading on Fields - what are the health hazards

March 3, 2019

The League of Women Voters of the Greater Chippewa Valley held a panel discussion on Feb. 28 on the health dangers of septage spreading on fields. The panel was moderated by Mark Leach, local ecologist. Panel members included Lindsay Olson, Dunn County Water Specialist, Paul Sterk, Waste Water Supervisor for Menomonie, Bob Colson, Planning and Zoning Manager for Dunn County, and Neil Koch, Retired Hydrologist. 

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