Welcome to North Shore Health Department

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North Shore Health Department Highlights for 8/30/2016

 Did You Know?

If you or a loved one have diabetes, you already know how important it is to develop a routine of checking your blood sugar.  However, when temperatures rise in the summer and storms pop up, that routine may be disrupted, making it harder to keep diabetes managed.  The National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP) has resources to help you prepare and manage your diabetes during difficult times. 

Some tips provided by NDEP include:

  •         Know local emergency resources, including fire, police, and hospitals in the area.
  •         Create a plan to communicate with family and friends.  Include multiple ways to make that connection, such as home phone and cell phone numbers and email addresses.  Be sure to include far-away relatives or friends.
  •         Build a supply kit that has enough supplies for 2 weeks. Check these supplies at least every 2 – 3 months, watch for expiration dates, and know the storage requirements (such as temperature and light) for those supplies.
  •         Know the options for care when you cannot get diabetes supplies, or run out.
  •         Understand how stresses, such as that caused by weather extremes, can affect blood sugar. 
  •         Always wear diabetes identification bands/jewelry.

Read more at NDEP’s website:  http://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/ndep/people-with-diabetes/emergency.html

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Important Reminder
Bats can carry and transmit rabies.  The only way to determine if a bat is rabid is to have it tested at the State Lab of Hygiene.  If you have a bat in your home, do not release it, and do not kill it.  Instead trap it, and call the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center at the Wisconsin Humane Society (414-431-6204) as well as the North Shore Health Department (414-371-2980) for guidance.  Information on how to capture a bat is included on an information sheet found at: http://wisconsinhumanesociety.blob.core.windows.net/production//Wildlife/PDFs/Found-a-bat.pdf

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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

Click here to learn more 


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.