Press Release: You Can Help Protect Against Measles

Great Falls, MT – In response to the recently publicized measles outbreaks in New York and Washington State, the Cascade City-County Health Department would like to reassure residents that they can take steps to protect themselves, their families, and the community from this potentially…

Healthy Habits

This time of year, the cold weather brings us indoors where viruses and bacteria can spread easily from person to person. Almost every winter, the Cascade City-County Health Department’s ongoing surveillance with the local healthcare community shows an increase in individuals with respiratory concerns,…

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…

World No Tobacco Day 2018

Smoking leads to disease and disability and harms nearly every organ of the body. More than 16 million Americans are living with a disease caused by smoking. For every person who dies because of smoking, at least 30 people live with a serious smoking-related…

Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) can cause illness in people and pets

State agencies seek public’s help to locate Harmful Algal Blooms Some varieties can sicken humans and kill pets and livestock As we savor the last few weeks of summer, forest fires aren’t the only menace that can spoil a day in the great outdoors….

Animal Safety During the Fair

Few events draw as many people to Great Falls as the Montana State Fair. Animal exhibits and petting zoos are always popular attractions and provide a fun way for people to interact with and learn more about animals. Contact with animals, though, brings the…

FDA, CDC Investigating Listeria Outbreak from Vulto Creamery

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is collaborating with public health and regulatory officials in several states, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to investigate a multistate outbreak of Listeriamonocytogenes infections (listeriosis). The FDA and CDC have identified Ouleout, a soft raw milk cheese, from Vulto…

Collaborating for a Cause

Many organizations across Great Falls are promoting evidence-based strategies for screening and early detection that make a difference in Montanans’ lives. Breast Cancer Awareness Month provides a great opportunity to keep the momentum going. The Cascade City-County Health Department (CCHD) is working in collaboration…

NOTICE: BOARD OF HEALTH MEETING OCTOBER 5TH

BOARD of HEALTH MEETING October 5th, 2016 City-County Health Department (CCHD) Lge. Conference Rm – Meeting Starts @ 11:30 a.m. 115 4th Street South, Great Falls AGENDA CALL TO ORDER                                     11:30 am                                                  Bill Bronson Establishment of Quorum                                                                                             Bill Bronson Agenda Items: Approve Minutes from…

DPHHS News Release: First West Nile Virus Death for 2016

First West Nile Virus death for 2016 reported in McCone County DPHHS officials remind Montanans to take precautions to prevent WNV   The McCone County Health Department and the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services are reporting Montana’s first human death from West…