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HEALTH OFFICIALS ENCOURAGE HOOSIERS TO PROTECT THEMSELVES FROM SWINE FLU

June 28, 2013
HEALTH OFFICIALS ENCOURAGE HOOSIERS TO PROTECT THEMSELVES FROM SWINE FLU

    07/01/13 State health officials are encouraging Hoosiers to take steps to protect themselves at county and 4H fairs around the state this summer following detection of four cases of variant influenza A (H3N2v). All individuals visited the Grant County Agricultural Fair, June 16-22, prior to illness, and at least two had contact...
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STATE HEALTH OFFICIALS INVESTIGATING TYPHOID FEVER CASE AT PURDUE UNIVERSITY

February 6, 2013
STATE HEALTH OFFICIALS INVESTIGATING TYPHOID FEVER CASE AT PURDUE UNIVERSITY

  02/07/13  State health officials announced this week a positive case of typhoid fever in a food handler at Purdue University. Local health officials and Purdue University are working with the Indiana State Department of Health to investigate the case and assess the risk to the public. Anyone who ate at the Boiler Bistro,...
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STATE REPORTS FIRST ACCOUNTS OF WEST NILE VIRUS ACTIVITY

June 7, 2012
STATE REPORTS FIRST ACCOUNTS OF WEST NILE VIRUS ACTIVITY

   06/08/12 State health officials have confirmed the first signs of the West Nile virus activity in Indiana.  Mosquitoes in Orange County have tested positive for West Nile virus. This is considerably earlier than the first positive mosquitoes found in the state last year, in mid-July.  It is impossible to predict the severity of this...
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MEASLES CASES RISE TO 15 IN CENTRAL INDIANA

February 22, 2012
MEASLES CASES RISE TO 15 IN CENTRAL INDIANA

    02/23/12 Indiana now has a total of 15 confirmed cases of measles, state health officials announced today.  The most recently confirmed case does not pose an increased risk of spreading the disease to others, however, because the individual has been in self-isolation since they themselves were exposed. “Through our investigation, we were made...
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‘GET SMART ABOUT ANTIBIOTICS’ SAYS HEALTH OFFICIALS

November 16, 2010
‘GET SMART ABOUT ANTIBIOTICS’ SAYS HEALTH OFFICIALS

11/17/10 State and local health officials have news for parents this cold and flu season: antibiotics don’t work for a cold or the flu. “Antibiotics kill bacteria, not viruses,” said State Health Commissioner Gregory N. Larkin, M.D.  “And colds, flu, and most sore throats are caused by viruses. Antibiotics don’t touch viruses – never...
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