Polk County Health Department

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Lab Week 2014

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Hot Weather Health Forecast

Fri Aug 22, 2014
Health Caution
Sat Aug 23, 2014
Health Caution
Sun Aug 24, 2014
Health Warning


News & Press Releases

Athletes, Outdoor Workers And Individuals Without Ac Take Precautions In The Extremely Hot Weather

(Des Moines, IA) –Toward the end of the week and into the weekend, Central Iowa is expected to see high temperatures and humidity. We have experienced a milder summer, so our bodies may not have adjusted to extremely hot weather which increases the risk for heat-related illness. Anyone is at ris…

Sexually Transmitted Disease (Std) Weekly Totals For August 11 – August 15, 2014

August 11 – August 15, 2014, Health Department staff confirmed 59 Chlamydia cases, 15 Gonorrhea cases, 0 Syphilis cases and 1 case of HIV.


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Phone: (515)-286-3798
Fax: (515)-286-2033
Toll free: 866-209-1300

Address: 1907, Carpenter Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50314