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Salt Lake County Sees an 800% Increase of Syphilis in Women

Local data are consistent with concerning national trends recently announced by CDC


Utah Experiencing Illness Outbreak Associated with Drinking Raw Milk

Public health officials advise consuming only pasteurized dairy products


SLCoHD Reports County’s First Human WNV Case of the Year

Threat of West Nile virus grows as more mosquitoes in Utah test positive


Two Bats Found in Salt Lake County Test Positive for Rabies

If you touched or were touched by a bat, rabies prevention medication may be necessary


Bat Found in Salt Lake City Has Tested Positive for Rabies

Health department reminds people to avoid contact with bats and other wild animals


Health Experts Encourage Food Safety Practices at Summer Events

Foodborne illness (“food poisoning”) peaks in summer, primarily due to outdoor cooking and eating


SLCoHD Confirms Measles Case in Salt Lake County

Health officials urge residents to be adequately immunized, including before international travel


SLCoHD to Close Dozens of Public Swimming Pools

Pools that do not meet state safety rules created in 2020 must now come into compliance or close


SLCoHD Unveils Online Air Quality Map for Inversion Season

Map displays real-time neighborhood air quality data on “health alert” color scale


SLCoHD Announces Probable Monkeypox Cases in Two County Residents

Infected individuals became symptomatic after international travel; they are in isolation and do not present a risk to the public


SLCo Health Announces Restaurants Approved to Allow Dogs on Patios for 2022 Outdoor Dining Season

This year, a record 38 Salt Lake County eateries have received a “dog patio” variance


Dr. Dunn Shares Updated COVID Prevention Recommendations

Being up to date on vaccination, testing when ill and masking (in certain circumstances) remain the most important tools to help prevent serious disease and further spread of illness


Salt Lake County Health Officer Issues 30-Day Mask Order

Health order requires people in Salt Lake County to wear well-fitting respirators when indoors (or queueing outdoors) in public beginning at 12:01am on Saturday, January 8


SLCoHD Issues COVID Public Health Advisory

Health Officer Dr. Angela C. Dunn strongly advises community to wear masks and engage in other precautions due to spread of Omicron variant


SLCoHD Expands COVID Vaccine Clinics

Dr. Angela Dunn encourages vaccination or booster by February 1


Salt Lake County Health Department Awarded $3.8 Million Grant to Improve Minority Health

SLCoHD partners with community-based organizations to ensure trusted, easily understood health information is available to diverse and multicultural people who live and work in SLCo


5 Tips for Older Adults to Help Prevent Falls

Falls threaten older adults’ safety and independence, but they are preventable


Tips for Improving Home Air Quality During Fires

Experts offer eight things you can do to help protect your health and maintain good air quality inside when wood smoke has made air quality poor outside


Salt Lake County and Board of Health Names New Health Officer

Salt Lake County Mayor Jenny Wilson and the Salt Lake County Board of Health (BOH) are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Angela Dunn as executive director of the Salt Lake County Health Department (SLCoHD).


Health Officials Recommend Precautions for Hosting Holiday Visitors

Testing, limiting close contact among suggestions to help prevent COVID transmission