Posted: Thursday, May 16, 2019 in Public Health
Swimming is one of the best parts of summer in Iowa! Many Iowans head to the swimming pool, pond, river, or lake to catch a break from the summer heat--not intending to catch a recreational water illness too.
Posted: Tuesday, April 16, 2019 in Public Health
World Immunization Week is celebrated annually during the last week of April. The goal is to promote the use of vaccines to help protect people of all ages against disease. Vaccines protect both children and adults and save millions of lives every year.
Posted: Tuesday, September 25, 2018 in Public Health
On Friday, September 21, Fred Phelps retired from the Delaware County Board of Health.
Posted: Thursday, September 20, 2018 in Public Health
Getting your yearly flu shot is very important to protect yourself from influenza or the flu. All people are at risk but especially adults 65+, children, pregnant women, and those with chronic health issues. There are many flu viruses and they are always changing, which is why getting your annual vaccination is so important.
Posted: Thursday, January 4, 2018 in Public Health
You cant see, smell, or taste radon, but it could be present at a dangerous level in your home. Attend the FREE Radon presentation at the Delaware County Extension office, 1417 N Franklin Street in Manchester, on Monday, January 15th at 7PM.
Posted: Friday, June 2, 2017 in Public Health
A new immunization rule will be in place for the 2017-2018 school year. This is for all students going in 7th and 12th grades. The change is about vaccination for meningitis.
Posted: Monday, April 10, 2017 in Public Health
Delma Hardin was honored by members of the Iowa Public Health Association (IPHA) with the 2017 Thelma Luther Award.
Posted: Thursday, December 22, 2016 in Public Health
Influenza season is here with the flu circulating, just in time for the holidays! The flu is a respiratory illness caused by viruses. It comes on quickly. It spreads easily from person to person and can cause mild to severe illness.
Posted: Friday, September 16, 2016 in Public Health
Having a yearly flu shot is important. All people are at risk for influenza or the flu but especially adults 65+, children, pregnant women, and those with chronic health issues. This is because these people can become much more ill when they get the flu. Influenza viruses are always changing which is why a yearly vaccination is so important.
Posted: Monday, June 27, 2016 in Public Health
Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States. Delaware County Public Health recognized the need to promote sunscreen in our county.