OKC-County Health News Latest news from the Oklahoma-City County Health Department. Zend_Feed_Writer 2 (http://framework.zend.com) https://www.occhd.org/pressroom Two People in OKC Confirmed with West Nile Virus Thu, 17 Aug 2017 15:53:00 +0000 https://www.occhd.org/pressroom/two-people-okc-confirmed-west-nile-virus https://www.occhd.org/pressroom/two-people-okc-confirmed-west-nile-virus 0 Skeeter Meter Status - Normal

OCCHD epidemiologists will use data from the following sources: temperature, mosquito trap counts, disease rate within captured mosquitoes, complaints from residents, human surveillance which includes West Nile Virus (WNV) cases in the state and throughout the Oklahoma County area to determine the risk.]]>
Fri, 11 Aug 2017 17:30:00 +0000 https://www.occhd.org/pressroom/new-skeeter-meter-tool https://www.occhd.org/pressroom/new-skeeter-meter-tool 0
August is National Immunization Awareness Month

Vaccination is one of the best ways parents can protect infants, children, and teens from 16 potentially harmful diseases. Vaccine-preventable diseases can be very serious, may require hospitalization, or even be deadly — especially in infants and young children.]]>
Tue, 01 Aug 2017 03:44:00 +0000 https://www.occhd.org/pressroom/august-national-immunization-awareness-month https://www.occhd.org/pressroom/august-national-immunization-awareness-month 0
Time For Back to School Immunizations Fri, 14 Jul 2017 05:03:00 +0000 https://www.occhd.org/pressroom/back-school-immunizations https://www.occhd.org/pressroom/back-school-immunizations 0 Thunder Family Fun Fest Wed, 12 Jul 2017 04:07:00 +0000 https://www.occhd.org/pressroom/thunder-family-fun-fest https://www.occhd.org/pressroom/thunder-family-fun-fest 0 2017 Wellness Score Available Online

OCCHD) has released the new 2017 Wellness Score online, outlining improvements in many of the 14 measured health outcomes ranging from deaths due to heart disease, stroke, cancer and even suicide. The report provides zip code level data, making it relevant to residents and community leaders in both quality of life and planning efforts.]]>
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 16:23:00 +0000 https://www.occhd.org/pressroom/2017-wellness-score-available-online https://www.occhd.org/pressroom/2017-wellness-score-available-online 0
Were You Exposed to a Rabid Kitten? Mon, 19 Jun 2017 04:45:00 +0000 https://www.occhd.org/pressroom/were-you-exposed-rabid-kitten https://www.occhd.org/pressroom/were-you-exposed-rabid-kitten 0 Fast Facts About Skin Cancer Fri, 09 Jun 2017 23:25:00 +0000 https://www.occhd.org/pressroom/fast-facts-about-skin-cancer https://www.occhd.org/pressroom/fast-facts-about-skin-cancer 0 West Nile Virus is in OKC

Epidemiologists and consumer protection investigators remind residents to be proactive in preventing breeding grounds for mosquitoes that can spread illnesses by paying attention to your property and avoiding exposure. ]]>
Mon, 05 Jun 2017 20:44:00 +0000 https://www.occhd.org/pressroom/west-nile-virus-okc https://www.occhd.org/pressroom/west-nile-virus-okc 0
Take it off Oklahoma!

Join us for the next three months on a journey to help Oklahoma lose weight! Take It Off Oklahoma is a three-month weight loss challenge coordinated by FOX 25 News and the Oklahoma City-County Health Department.]]>
Fri, 26 May 2017 15:19:00 +0000 https://www.occhd.org/TakeItOffOklahoma https://www.occhd.org/TakeItOffOklahoma 0
OKCPS to Provide Free Meals to Students Fri, 19 May 2017 13:38:00 +0000 https://www.occhd.org/pressroom/okcps-provide-free-meals-students https://www.occhd.org/pressroom/okcps-provide-free-meals-students 0 2017 Wellness Score Preview Released Fri, 05 May 2017 00:30:00 +0000 https://www.occhd.org/pressroom/2017-wellness-score-preview-released https://www.occhd.org/pressroom/2017-wellness-score-preview-released 0 Oklahoma Coalition Receives $4.5M Grant Wed, 19 Apr 2017 20:36:00 +0000 https://www.occhd.org/pressroom/oklahoma-coalition-receives-45m-grant https://www.occhd.org/pressroom/oklahoma-coalition-receives-45m-grant 0 The Kresge Foundation Public Health Initiative Wed, 12 Apr 2017 14:12:00 +0000 https://www.occhd.org/pressroom/kresge-foundation-public-health-initiative https://www.occhd.org/pressroom/kresge-foundation-public-health-initiative 0 National Public Health Week 2017 Wed, 05 Apr 2017 13:02:00 +0000 https://www.occhd.org/pressroom/national-public-health-week-2017 https://www.occhd.org/pressroom/national-public-health-week-2017 0 OCCHD and OSDH Addressing Syphilis Outbreak

OCCHD and OSDH confirmed today an outbreak of more than 75 diagnosed syphilis cases in Oklahoma County connected to a specific social network between the ages of 14 and 47 years old. The most common risk factors associated with this increase include drug use, exchanging sex for money or drugs, or having multiple sex partners. ]]>
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:04:00 +0000 https://www.occhd.org/pressroom/occhd-and-osdh-addressing-syphilis-outbreak https://www.occhd.org/pressroom/occhd-and-osdh-addressing-syphilis-outbreak 0
Spring Break and Zika

Did you travel to another country for spring break? Check out the CDC map for Zika travel recommendations in each country and view a list of symptoms.]]>
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 16:09:00 +0000 https://www.occhd.org/springbreak2017 https://www.occhd.org/springbreak2017 0
Free Weight-Loss Class! Wed, 08 Mar 2017 19:13:00 +0000 https://www.occhd.org/pressroom/free-weight-loss-class https://www.occhd.org/pressroom/free-weight-loss-class 0 OCCHD, INTEGRIS Win Health Award Fri, 24 Feb 2017 21:11:00 +0000 https://www.occhd.org/pressroom/occhd-integris-win-health-award https://www.occhd.org/pressroom/occhd-integris-win-health-award 0 Seniors at Risk for Flu-Related Death Thu, 23 Feb 2017 17:44:00 +0000 https://www.occhd.org/pressroom/seniors-risk-flu-related-death https://www.occhd.org/pressroom/seniors-risk-flu-related-death 0