Wisconsin Department of Health Services

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State Health Agency’s New Data Tool Shows a Decline in the Number of Opioid Deaths in Wisconsin
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State Health Agency’s New Data Tool Shows a Decline in the Number of Opioid Deaths in Wisconsin

The 838 deaths reported in 2018 is a 10 percent reduction from the year before

Older Age Groups Now Included in Investigation of Lung Disease Among People Who Reported Vaping
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Older Age Groups Now Included in Investigation of Lung Disease Among People Who Reported Vaping

These patients experienced shortness of breath, fatigue, chest pain, cough, and weight loss.

New Cases Identified in Investigation of Lung Disease Among Teens and Young Adults Who Reported Vaping
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New Cases Identified in Investigation of Lung Disease Among Teens and Young Adults Who Reported Vaping

DHS urges Wisconsinites to avoid vaping and e-cigarettes

Department of Health Services, Department of Natural Resources, and Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection Work to Make Groundwater Cleaner
State Health Department Launches Campaign to Get More Wisconsin Children Immunized
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State Health Department Launches Campaign to Get More Wisconsin Children Immunized

“Immunizations are safe and effective and not only protect the child, but the people around that child, too.”

Health Officials Encourage Vaccination Against Hepatitis A
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Health Officials Encourage Vaccination Against Hepatitis A

Each year Wisconsin typically has 10-30 cases of hepatitis A reported.

Include Children’s Immunizations on Your Spring Break Schedule
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Include Children’s Immunizations on Your Spring Break Schedule

Vaccine preventable diseases can put the brakes on your spring break plans

Governor Evers Makes Historic Investments in Health Care Coverage and Access
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Governor Evers Makes Historic Investments in Health Care Coverage and Access

“Governor Evers’ budget makes historic investments in the health and well-being of every Wisconsinite,” said Secretary Designee Palm.

DHS Asks FoodShare Members to Be Aware of March Benefit Letters
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DHS Asks FoodShare Members to Be Aware of March Benefit Letters

Automatically generated letters will say no benefits are available in March because of federal government shutdown

Wisconsin Food and Nutrition Programs Will Continue Despite Federal Government Shutdown
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Wisconsin Food and Nutrition Programs Will Continue Despite Federal Government Shutdown

FoodShare members will receive their February benefits this month

Underage Tobacco Sales Down 18% in Wisconsin
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Underage Tobacco Sales Down 18% in Wisconsin

Little cigars and smokeless tobacco are the most sold items

Adult Smoking Hits a New Low in Wisconsin
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Adult Smoking Hits a New Low in Wisconsin

Work is still needed to reduce tobacco use among some groups

#HopeActLiveWI: Wisconsin Awarded Nearly $3 Million to Combat Opioid Epidemic
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#HopeActLiveWI: Wisconsin Awarded Nearly $3 Million to Combat Opioid Epidemic

DHS to distribute $1 million to local partners for local community projects

First Human Case of West Nile Virus Reported in Wisconsin This Year
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First Human Case of West Nile Virus Reported in Wisconsin This Year

Health officials urge everyone to protect against mosquito bites

First Death in Wisconsin Linked to Fake Weed
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First Death in Wisconsin Linked to Fake Weed

DHS continues to urge people to stop using synthetic cannabinoids

Del Monte Vegetable Trays Pose Potential Health Risk
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Del Monte Vegetable Trays Pose Potential Health Risk

The investigation is ongoing.

#FightheBite! DHS Encourages Residents to Take Action to Prevent Tick and Mosquito Bites
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#FightheBite! DHS Encourages Residents to Take Action to Prevent Tick and Mosquito Bites

Both ticks and mosquitoes can transmit various illnesses.