Polk County Health Department

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Lab Week 2014

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Wed Jul 23, 2014
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Thu Jul 24, 2014
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Fri Jul 25, 2014
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Sexually Transmitted Disease (Std) Weekly Totals For July 14 – July 18, 2014

July 14 – July 18, 2014, Health Department staff confirmed 66 Chlamydia cases, 9 Gonorrhea cases, 4 Syphilis cases and 1 case of HIV.

Health Department Encourages Safety Precautions During Hot And Humid Weather

(Des Moines, IA) – Central Iowa is approaching the first significant heat event of the season. The past week has been rather cool. However, the hot and humid summer conditions will accelerate Monday and Tuesday, which can cause heat-related illnesses. Temperatures will peak in the upper 80s …


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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