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North Shore Health Department Highlights for 8/23/2016

 Did You Know?

Hand sanitizers expire because the manufacture cannot guarantee the effectiveness of the active ingredient (Ethyl Alcohol) after a certain period of time. Most hand sanitizers expire after 3 years. The speed at which a hand sanitizer expires is increased each time the bottle is opened or exposed to the air. If a bottle is left open by accident or has a hand pump which could allow air inside, then the sanitizer may not be as effective as the date of purchase. The manufacture takes usage into account when determining an expiration date as well. The Food and Drug Administration(FDA) states that products with less than 60% Ethyl Alcohol cannot provide an effective microbial kill. As you use the product the Ethyl Alcohol evaporates to a level below FDA recommendation. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), washing hands with soap and water is the best way to reduce the number of microbes on them in most situations. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

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North Shore Health News

As kids go back to school, are you worried about the amount of screen time your child has each day?
Join REDgen and other parents in this free screening of the movie, “Screenagers,” held at Dominican High School on October 4th at 7:00 pm.  Watch the trailer at screenagersmovie.com , view the flyer here.

CDC issues health advisory in response to Zika in Florida

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Zika Cases in Florida Were Likely Spread by Mosquitoes, a First in the Continental U.S.

Click the link below to access the full article:

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/30/health/zika-virus-florida-case.html?_r=1


CDC Recommends Against FluMist for 2016-2017 Flu Season

Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) states that live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV), also known as the “nasal spray” flu vaccine, should not be used during the 2016-2017 flu season due to relatively lower effectiveness from 2013-2016. Click the links below to learn more. 

http://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2016/s0622-laiv-flu.html  

http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/06/27/483706023/how-flumist-slipped-from-preferred-to-passe

Dead Bird Hotline

To report a sick or dead bird please contact the Dead Bird Reporting Hotline at 1-800-433-1610. To learn more about West Nile Virus click here.

Elizabethkingia

Click here to learn more about this bloodstream infection and the ongoing outbreak investigation. Additional questions can be directed to the Bureau of Communicable Diseases at 608-267-9003 or DHSDPHBCD@wi.gov.  


Zika Virus

Visit these links to learn more about the Zika Virus 

DHS: www.dhs.wisconsin.gov

CDC: http://www.cdc.gov/zika/





Our Mission

In partnership with the communities we serve, the North Shore Health Department assures, promotes, and protects the health and safety of the people in the North Shore.

Contact NSHD

The North Shore Health Department offices are staffed Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 4:30pm. Please contact us at (414)371-2980 during our regular business hours 

If you have an urgent public heath need during non-office hours, please call the Bayside Communications Center's non-emergency number at (414) 351-9900 and the appropriate public health authorities will be notified.