Polk County Health Department

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News & Press Releases

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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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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Weekly Std Totals

Sexually Transmitted Diseases (Stds) Weekly Totals For January 13 – 17, 2020

January 13 – 17, 2020, Health Department staff investigated 72 Chlamydia cases, 25 Gonorrhea cases, 1 Syphilis case and 1 case of HIV and in 2020; we have investigated 210 Chlamydia cases, 92 Gonorrhea cases, 10 Syphilis cases and 3 cases of HIV.

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Sexually Transmitted Diseases (Stds) Weekly Totals For January 6 – 10, 2020

January 6 – 10, 2020, Health Department staff investigated 48 Chlamydia cases, 13 Gonorrhea cases, 7 Syphilis cases and 2 cases of HIV and in 2020; we have investigated 131 Chlamydia cases, 63 Gonorrhea cases, 9 Syphilis cases and 2 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