Juneau County Health Department
Toy Safety Nothing To Play Around With
In the rush to pick up the hottest toys for the kids on their lists, shoppers may not stop to consider the appropriateness of a particular gift for the intended child. DATCP asks consumers to put safety first when shopping for kids this holiday season.
“Many shoppers will jump at a chance to pick up the season’s hottest toys if they are in stock, but a toy’s popularity should not be the guiding factor in gift giving for children,” said Michelle Reinen, Director of the Bureau of Consumer Protection. “The child’s development and the age of other children in the family needs to be considered when judging a toy’s appropriateness within a household setting.”
More tips: http://datcp.wi.gov/news/?ID=1190
Properly Maintained and Working Home Heating Devices and Carbon Monoxide Detectors Save Lives
The National Weather Service predicts this could be the coldest November on record for parts of Wisconsin. That means furnaces, fireplaces, and other heating equipment will be getting a work out, and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) wants to remind residents to take action to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning. To read more visit: http://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/News/PressReleases/2014/112114.htm
At high levels, carbon monoxide can cause death within minutes. Symptoms of overexposure to carbon monoxide include headaches, fatigue, dizziness, shortness of breath, nausea, and confusion. If you suspect you may be experiencing carbon monoxide poisoning, or your detector sounds an alarm, head outside immediately for fresh air and call 911.
For more information about carbon monoxide, visit: http://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/epht/CO/index.htm
To view the carbon monoxide detector requirements for Wisconsin, visit: https://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/code/admin_code/sps/safety_and_buildings_and_environment/326_360/328.pdf
To learn more about properly installing a carbon monoxide detector, visit: http://dsps.wi.gov/Documents/Industry Services/Forms/Fire Prevention/Publications/SB-FormFirePrevCOAlarms10882.pdf
Get Your Home Tested. Get Your Kids Tested. Get the Facts!
Lead exposure in young children can cause reduced IQ and attention span, learning disabilities, developmental delays, and a range of other health and behavioral effects. Most exposures occur in homes or day cares built before 1978 from chipping and peeling lead-based paint and the lead-tainted dust it creates or where lead hazards have been created through renovation done without using lead-safe work practices. For More Information Visit: http://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/lead/
Wisconsin Launches Ebola Information Line
Toll Free Line and Website Provide State Residents with Information about Ebola
MADISON—The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) today announced that in addition to the information available on the DHS website (www.dhs.wisconsin.gov), a toll free line is now available for state residents with questions about the Ebola virus. Residents can dial 1-844-684-1064, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The calls are free, confidential, and multi-lingual.
DHS has partnered with 2-1-1 Wisconsin to establish the information line.
For more information about Ebola and Wisconsin’s preparedness efforts, visit: http://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/communicable/diseasepages/ebola.htm
STATE HEALTH OFFICIALS URGE WISCONSIN RESIDENTS TO GET FLU SHOTS TO PROTECT AGAINST INFLUENZA
As 20 people, including children and the elderly, have already been hospitalized in Wisconsin due to seasonal influenza this flu season, state health officials are encouraging Wisconsin residents to get flu shots to help protect against seasonal influenza. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, everyone aged six months and older should be vaccinated annually. Flu season for Wisconsin generally runs from late October to May, with peak activity around late January or early February.
Learn more about the flu and how you can prevent it at http://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/communicable/influenza/
2014 Seasonal Flu and Pneumonia Clinic Schedule
Influenza is a highly contagious respiratory illness. Symptoms include fever, chills, headache, aching muscles and joints, and a sore throat. The flu season usually runs from November through April with peak time being January or February.
Annual vaccination is recommended for all persons over 6 months of age. Vaccines available through the health department. Please see flier below for more information.
Message from the Health Officer
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Mauston, Wisconsin 53948
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