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Norovirus Infections Are on the Rise

Hand sanitizer and many common cleaning products do NOT prevent highly contagious “stomach flu” virus that often causes “miserable” symptoms


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