UPDATE: Cases of whooping cough have been reported in Minidoka County, according to South Central Public Health District, this in addition to reports of students with the respiratory disease at a school in Twin Falls and the Kimberly School District.
The South Central Public Health District has hired a new executive director to guide the organization. SCPHD announced the hiring of Melody Bowyer MBA, CPM, REHS, on Wednesday. Bowyer has worked in the Environmental Health Division for the health district for 15 years.
BLAINE COUNTY, Idaho (News Release) – South Central Public Health District (SCPHD) advises the public to be aware of the potential hazards associated with flooding. SCPHD wants to offer simple tips on how residents can stay safe and healthy during flooding events.
UPDATE: South Central Public Health District is recommending that residents of northwestern Lincoln County and northeastern Gooding County not drink, bathe or process foods with well water until the water has been tested.
TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KLIX) – In light of flooding happening in many parts of the region, South Central Public Health District is warning residents to be aware of potential health hazards due to the water problems.
FAIRFIELD, Idaho (KLIX) – A health advisory has been lifted at Magic Reservoir after recent samples show that toxin levels have dropped, but visitors are still urged to use caution when around algal blooms.
TWIN FALLS, Idaho (News Release) – Three-hundred adult immunizations will be provided at no cost to uninsured adults in Magic Valley’s eight-county region, according to South Central Public Health District.