Polk County Health Department

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Welcome to 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 November 11 – 15, 2019

November 11 – 15, 2019, Health Department staff investigated 70 Chlamydia cases, 16 Gonorrhea cases, 5 Syphilis cases and 2 cases of HIV and in 2019; we have investigated 3,466 Chlamydia cases, 1,252 Gonorrhea cases, 196 Syphilis cases and 35 cases of HIV.

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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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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