Polk County Health Department

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Mon Oct 20, 2014
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Think Again Before Burning Leaves: Harmful To Your Health And Illegal

(Des Moines, IA) – Fall is in the air. Tree leaves are dropping and piling up. Most of us enjoy the fall aroma of burning leaves. However, before you decide to light that pile of leaves on fire, think again. Burning leaves is against the law in parts of Polk County and can be harmful to your hea…

Sexually Transmitted Disease (Std) Weekly Totals For September 29 – October 3, 2014

September 29 - October 3, 2014, Health Department staff confirmed 53 Chlamydia cases, 16 Gonorrhea cases, 1 Syphilis case 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