Prevent Recreational Water Illness

Many of our favorite summertime activities – swimming, hiking, camping – allow us to spend more time on and around the water than we do at other times of the year. Whether natural or manmade, water sources can contain disease-causing germs. These diseases are…

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Mosquito Season

The Cascade County Weed & Mosquito Division has detected its first West Nile Virus (WNV) positive mosquito sample this year. A WNV positive sample of adult Culex tarsalis mosquitos was collected approximately 6 miles North of Great Falls on July 12th, 2018. The sample…

Hot Weather Safety

Stay Cool Wear Appropriate Clothing: Choose lightweight, light-colored, loose-fitting clothing. Stay Cool Indoors: Stay in an air-conditioned place as much as possible. If your home does not have air conditioning, go to the shopping mall or public library—even a few hours spent in air…

BOARD OF HEALTH MEETING JULY 11TH

  BOARD of HEALTH MEETING July 11, 2018 City-County Health Department (CCHD) Large Conference Room – Meeting Starts @ 11:30 a.m. 115 4th Street South, Great Falls   AGENDA   CALL TO ORDER                                     11:30 am                                                    Peter Gray   Establishment of Quorum                                                                                              Peter Gray  …

Cascade County Flood Information Headquarters

Cascade County officials would like to thank everyone involved in this incident. The ongoing community support, volunteer effort, agency collaboration, and cooperation from residents affected by the flood allowed Cascade County to respond efficiently to keep community members safe. From rescue to now recovery,…

2018 MT TeenVax Challenge

Montana Immunization Program’s 2018 MT TeenVax Challenge The Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) is promoting teen vaccinations by reaching out to Montana parents/guardians and teens. The DPHHS Immunization Program and its partners are continuing their multi-year campaign, MT TeenVax, to increase awareness…

Rabies FAQ

Rabies Basics Rabies is a preventable viral disease of mammals most often transmitted through the bite of a rabid animal. The vast majority of rabies cases reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) each year occur in wild animals like raccoons,…

BOARD OF HEALTH MEETING JUNE 6TH

BOARD of HEALTH MEETING June 6, 2018 City-County Health Department (CCHD) Large Conference Room – Meeting Starts @ 11:30 a.m. 115 4th Street South, Great Falls   AGENDA   CALL TO ORDER                                     11:30 am                                                    Peter Gray   Establishment of Quorum                                                                         Peter Gray   Agenda Items:…

Outbreak of Life-threatening Coagulopathy Associated with Synthetic Cannabinoids Use

Summary The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is providing information on: 1) the current status of a multistate outbreak of coagulopathy from exposure to synthetic cannabinoid products containing a vitamin K-dependent antagonist agent, such as brodifacoum; 2) signs and symptoms of presenting…