Polk County Health Department

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The Health Department Encourages Everyone To Get A Flu Shot

(Des Moines, IA) – I don’t need the flu shot, I never get sick. I got the flu shot last year so I am fine.  Every year, we hear the reasons why people don’t think they need a flu shot. Yet, every year individuals are hospitalized and die from the flu. “The flu does not discriminate,” said Helen E…

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Sexually Transmitted Diseases (Std) Weekly Totals For August 12 – 16, 2019

August 12 – 16, 2019, Health Department staff investigated 72 Chlamydia cases, 21 Gonorrhea cases, 3 Syphilis cases and 1 case of HIV and in 2019; we have investigated 2497 Chlamydia cases, 986 Gonorrhea cases, 121 Syphilis cases and 22 cases of HIV.

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Weekly Std Totals

Sexually Transmitted Diseases (Stds) Weekly Totals For November 4 – 8, 2019

November 4 – 8, 2019, Health Department staff investigated 78 Chlamydia cases, 10 Gonorrhea cases, 9 Syphilis cases and 1 case of HIV and in 2019; we have investigated 3,396 Chlamydia cases, 1,236 Gonorrhea cases, 191 Syphilis cases and 33 cases of HIV.

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Sexually Transmitted Diseases (Stds) Weekly Totals For October 28 – November 1, 2019

October 28 – November 1, 2019, Health Department staff investigated 106 Chlamydia cases, 17 Gonorrhea cases, 4 Syphilis cases and 1 case of HIV and in 2019; we have investigated 3,318 Chlamydia cases, 1,226 Gonorrhea cases, 182 Syphilis cases and 32 cases of HIV.

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Contact Us

Phone: (515)-286-3798
Fax: (515)-286-2033
Toll free: 866-209-1300
Email:
healthdept@polkcountyiowa.gov


Address: 1907, Carpenter Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50314