Juneau County Health Department
The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer protection, announced that there have been no new detections of H5N2 avian influenza in Juneau County since the original incident in April affecting a backyard flock of chickens. The quarantine zone of the farm in Juneau County has been released. To learn more, see DATCP press release.
For more information on Avian influenza in birds and the safe handling of chickens go to http://datcp.wi.gov/uploads/Animals/pdf/AI%20Poster.pdf or
Juneau County Transitions to eWIC
Wisconsin is in the process of transitioning WIC benefits from paper checks to an electronic card. Juneau/Adams WIC is working hard to make this a smooth transition for both clients and staff. During April, May, and June all clients in Juneau and Adams counties will be issued an eWIC card.
We are a pilot WIC site, along with Sauk County. During this time clients can only shop in our counties, along with a few other outside stores. The rest of the state of Wisconsin will begin transitioning clients starting June through September.
This is a great opportunity to promote the WIC program and how easy it is to use benefits. Clients only need their card, PIN number, and foods list when shopping now. Aside from WIC being easy to use, clients learn how to help their family eat better and get linked up with any other programs the health department has to offer them. If anyone is interested in learning more about eWIC or how to apply please have them contact the Juneau/Adams WIC program at 608-847-9375.
Radon Test Kits Available
Radon is an odorless, colorless, tasteless gas that is produced by naturally decaying uranium and radium. To find out the quantity of radon in your home, you have to test your home for radon. Test kits are available for $10 at the Juneau County Health Department and the Elroy and Necedah Village Offices. For more information on Radon visit: http://www.healthhouse.org/radon/general.cfm
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
Message from the Health Officer
Welcome to the Juneau County Health Department’s Website!
Juneau County is wonderful place to live and visit. Our website includes important information for our residents and visitors. It is designed to assist you in finding information about the county’s health status, our programs and services, educational resources, and to alert you to what’s new within public health.
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Mission: "To Protect and Promote Health and Wellness within Juneau County"
220 East State Street
Courthouse Room 104
Mauston, Wisconsin 53948
Monday through Friday
Fax Number: 608-847-9407
If you are a health care provider or first responder needing to contact the health department after hours, please call Juneau County Dispatch at 608-847-6444.
If you are experiencing a health care emergency, please call 911.
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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