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Salmonella Outbreak connected to a Wedding Reception in the Holdrege/Elm Creek area.

A clinical case of West Nile virus (WNV) has been detected in a human in the Two Rivers Public Health Department district. Laboratory testing for WNV is reported by hospitals or by locations collecting blood donations.

A horse in Dawson County has tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV). Horse owners should work with their veterinarians to protect their horses against WNV.

The All of Us Research Program is inviting 1 million people across the United States to help build one of the most diverse health databases in history. It is put on by the National Institute of Health, and the goal is to get as many people from all backgrounds, in our case rural, and use the data to learn how our biology, lifestyle, and environment affect health in the hopes of finding ways to prevent and treat disease.

TRPHD is excited to announce that Kearney is now featured on the City Health Dashboard. Earlier this year, TRPHD partnered with the City of Kearney, the University of Nebraska at Kearney, Kearney Regional Medical Center, and Good Samaritan Hospital to apply for the 2nd annual City Health Dashboard Put Us on the Map Challenge - an opportunity for smaller cities to make their case for why their city should be added to the Dashboard.

Starting August 3rd, 2023 medicines and medical supplies that can be used to diagnose, prevent, or treat COVID-19 will only be available for purchase. Items previously purchased by the federal government, like vaccines, COVID-19 self-test kits, and personal protective equipment, will only be available through the health department until supplies run out.

Nebraska is seeing an uptick in cases of xylazine, otherwise known as the zombie drug, within the state. Xylazine, a non-opioid tranquilizer used in veterinary medicine, that, is infiltrating the drug supply and being mixed with other illicit substances—most commonly heroin and fentanyl.

100 Day Report

  • This is a summary of the first 100 days of COVID-19 in the Two Rivers Public Health Department area (March - July)
    - Menon, A., & Mills, B. (2020). COVID-19 in Two Rivers Public Health Department: The First Hundred Days. Kearney, NE

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