Polk County Health Department

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Health Department Releases The 2019 School Immunization Reports

(Des Moines, IA) – The Polk County Health Department has released the 2019 edition of the Polk County School Immunization Reports. These reports contain information from immunization audits conducted in 150 public and non-public schools within Polk County between October – December 2019. “Our sch…

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Outbreak Of Hepatitis A Virus Infections Linked To Fresh Blackberries

CDC recommends that people who purchased fresh blackberries from any Fresh Thyme Farmers Market location (which has stores in 11 Midwest states) during September 9-30, 2019 take the following actions: Check your freezer for these blackberries. If you froze them to eat later, do not eat them. Thr…

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Weekly Std Totals

Sexually Transmitted Diseases (Stds) Weekly Totals For February 3 – 7, 2020

February 3 – 7, 2020, Health Department staff investigated 83 Chlamydia cases, 50 Gonorrhea cases, 9 Syphilis cases and 1 case of HIV and in 2020; we have investigated 453 Chlamydia cases, 216 Gonorrhea cases, 32 Syphilis cases and 5 cases of HIV.

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Sexually Transmitted Diseases (Stds) Weekly Totals For January 27 – 31, 2020

January 27 – 31, 2020, Health Department staff investigated 69 Chlamydia cases, 37 Gonorrhea cases, 6 Syphilis cases and 1 case of HIV and in 2020; we have investigated 370 Chlamydia cases, 166 Gonorrhea cases, 23 Syphilis cases and 4 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