More legislation is needed as the state combines the former human services, public health and aging departments
Articles Tagged: Iowa Department of Public Health
Health Care and Medicine Nov. 14, 2022 6:00 am198d ago
Iowa has fared remarkably well compared with all but one neighboring state, even when adjusting for population.
By Jared Strong, - Iowa Capital Dispatch
News Sep. 19, 2022 6:00 am254d ago
Iowa does not include subsequent COVID-19 infections of the same person in the number of newly confirmed cases it reports to federal health officials or in the weekly case updates on its website, even though other states do.
State Government Sep. 14, 2022 6:25 pm258d ago
Kelly Garcia heads the newly formed Iowa Department of Health and Human Services, which combines the Department of Human Services and Department of Public Health
Health Care and Medicine Jul. 21, 2022 10:01 pm313d ago
Due to Iowa’s limited allocation of the monkeypox vaccine, state public health officials say vaccine administration is prioritized for close contacts of an individual with a known monkeypox infection. As of Wednesday, the State Hygienic Lab has tested 18 people for monkeypox statewide.
Health Care and Medicine Jul. 20, 2022 9:02 pm314d ago
New COVID-19 case counts has risen for the second week in a row in Iowa, a week after the state saw a dramatic spike in seven-day infections. Hospitalizations are also on the rise, prompting local health care officials to urge residents to wear masks and practice other mitigation strategies.
Health Care and Medicine Jul. 20, 2022 5:37 pm314d ago
Johnson County Public Health has confirmed the first case of monkeypox in the county, marking the fifth confirmed case in Iowa, according to state public health officials. Officials say they are working with state public health officials to determine the circumstances of this individual’s infection.
Health Care and Medicine Jul. 8, 2022 4:12 pm326d ago
A Missouri resident has been infected by a microscopic organism that causes a rare, life-threatening brain infection after swimming at Lake of Three Fires State Park in southwest Iowa.
Health Care and Medicine Jul. 5, 2022 8:58 am329d ago
The patient, who was not identified, was likely infected during international travel and is now in isolation and receiving outpatient care, the health department said Friday.
Health Care and Medicine Jun. 8, 2022 4:41 pm356d ago
New weekly COVID-19 cases counts increased again as of Wednesday. Iowans and non-Iowans are still getting their COVID-19 vaccine and booster shots, but the vaccination rate still lingers below 70 percent, new state data shows.
Health Care and Medicine Jun. 1, 2022 2:40 pm363d ago
Statewide, the number of patients in Iowa hospitals with COVID-19 reached 180 as of Wednesday, up from 139 patients last week. It’s the highest total seen since early March, but still far below the omicron variant surge in January.
Health Care and Medicine May. 18, 2022 1:38 pm377d ago
The state public health department has reported new COVID-19 case counts have increased again, reaching 3,847 new infections in the past seven days. Hospitalizations also continued to increase this week.
Health Care and Medicine May. 17, 2022 3:47 pm378d ago
Linn County Public Health is now offering treatment for those with hepatitis C, a liver disease that is growing in prevalence across the state. Officials are seeing a higher prevalence among those who use injection drugs, who often face barriers to care.
Health Care and Medicine May. 12, 2022 10:52 am383d ago
The state reported 3,172 new coronavirus cases in the past seven days, which is roughly triple the number of new cases reported on April 20. Six weeks ago, Iowa reported 478 new cases.
Health Care and Medicine May. 4, 2022 3:10 pm391d ago
The Iowa Department of Public Health confirmed four deaths statewide as a result of the coronavirus, the lowest number seen since the early days of the pandemic. However, new infections and related hospitalizations continue to rise across Iowa.