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Help Those in Need the Right Way This Holiday Season

Food safety is especially important when helping vulnerable populations.


Health Department Reminds People to Avoid Contact with Bats

Three bats found in downtown SLC have tested positive for rabies.


SLCoHD Reports First Human WNV Case of the Year

Though most people are focused on Zika this season, WNV is more of a threat to Utahns.


Salt Lake County Resident with Zika Dies

The Salt Lake County Health Department (SLCoHD) announced today that a county resident infected with Zika virus died in late June.


CDC Releases Annual "Poop in the Pool" Report

Health department touts that local swimming pools are healthier than national average


Salt Lake County Woman with Zika Gives Birth to Healthy Baby

Case highlights need for travelers to protect themselves from mosquitoes.


Giant Sculptures Made From Healthy Food Encourage Food Bank Donations

Organizers of Food Design 2016 say, “The opposite of hungry isn’t full, it’s healthy.”


Salt Lake County Health Department Reports First Flu Death of the Season

Health officials remind residents that it’s not too late this season to get a flu shot.


Salt Lake County, Tesoro and Local Businesses Join Forces to Expand the Vehicle Repair Assistance Program and Help Improve Our Air

The Salt Lake County Health Department announced today a new partnership with Tesoro Foundation and local auto repair businesses that will expand the county’s one-year-old Vehicle Repair Assistance Program (VRAP).


SLCoHD Reports Human WNV Cases

Public asked to continue mosquito precautions until the first hard frost.


33% of Utahns Are Prediabetic and 90% Don’t Know They Are

New program offers hope for Utah to combat the type 2 diabetes epidemic.


SLCoHD Rules Out Cholera Disease in Two Symptomatic Patients

Lab tests confirm patients have vibriosis, caused by a related bacteria.


It’s Not the Chlorine in the Pool That’s Making Your Eyes Red…

Health officials bust a few pool myths at annual healthy swim season kickoff.


Health Department Identifies Likely Source of Illness in Homeless Population

Improper food handling allowed bacteria to grow in food.


Health Department Welcomes "Paws on the Patio" Applicants

No Salt Lake County food establishments are currently permitted to allow dogs on outdoor patios.


Not All Electronics Recyclers are Irresponsible, Illegal or Unsafe

SLCo Health Department ensures recyclers are permitted and inspected regularly.


Salt Lake County Hosts Its 6th Annual Earth Day Festival

Photo/Video opportunity: Event focuses on environmental education for elementary students


Tanning Establishments Show Drastic Improvement in Regulation Compliance

Recent tanning establishment compliance checks by the Salt Lake County Health Department (SLCoHD) show a 200% increase in establishments following state-mandated parental consent requirements.


SLCoHD, Fourth Street Clinic Collect “Sun Safety” Items for Homeless

Utah has one of the country’s highest rates of melanoma; with increased exposure to Utah’s sunny climate, homeless individuals are at an increased risk of skin cancer.


SLCoHD Offers Free Medical Screenings to Women

Women’s Cancer Screening and BeWise programs provide eligible women with screenings for heart disease, breast cancer and cervical cancer.