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Apr 15

Measles Case Identified in Iowa

Over the weekend, through testing from the State Hygienic Lab, a Northeastern Iowan was confirmed to be infected with measles. The individual was unvaccinated and recently returned from Israel, where measles transmission is occurring. The individual has cooperated with public health officials. Public health officials are following up with potentially exposed persons to ensure they […]

Mar 5

RSV — What is It?

Respiratory syncytial (sin-SISH-uhl) virus, or RSV, is a common respiratory virus that usually causes mild, cold-like symptoms. Most people recover in a week or two, but RSV can be serious, especially for infants and older adults. In fact, RSV is the most common cause of bronchiolitis (inflammation of the small airways in the lung) and […]

Mar 5

Public Health Now Located in Courthouse

Ringgold County Public Health is now located just inside the west door of the courthouse at 109 W. Madison Street, in Mt. Ayr.  Renovations to our new office are complete and the workspaces are installed.  We are happy to be settled in our new location, and we are ready to serve the public health care […]

Mar 5

Indoor Challenge: Build a Fort!

Is the cold keeping your children indoors?  Would they rather camp in a jungle or explore the secret passageways of an enchanted castle? Challenge your kids to create a magical space away from the rest of the world by constructing a fort. This Challenge engages their imaginations and allows them to practice problem solving skills […]