Steps to prevent West Nile Virus

The following information comes from a June 12, 2019 Montana Department of Health and Human Services (DPHHS) press release. You can find the original press release here. State and local public health officials are reminding Montanans to take steps to avoid mosquito bites and…

Reduce Rabies Risk

At least one bat has already entered a Cascade County home in 2019, and—though the bat was fortunately not infected with the rabies virus—this is a good reminder to make sure you do what you can to prevent exposure. Below, please find the text…

Flood Safety

Below are links to several of CCHD’s fact sheets to utilize as you take all necessary precautions and plan for your safety. If you have any questions, please call Katie Brewer, CCHD’s Preparedness and Community Planner, at 406-761-9899. Floods: What You Need to Know Safe…

The 2019 Montana TeenVax Challenge is on!

About the MT TeenVax Challenge The Montana TeenVax Challenge is part of a multi-year campaign to promote and increase awareness about adolescent vaccines, focusing on Tdap, meningococcal, HPV, and influenza immunizations. The MT TeenVax Challenge is part of a partnership with the Montana Chapter…

CodeRED Emergency Notifications

What is CodeRED? CodeRED is an emergency notification service. It allows emergency officials to notify residents and businesses by telephone, cell phone, text message, email, and social media regarding time-sensitive notifications. Examples of such notifications would be AMBER alerts, notifications to take emergency action,…

Tick Bites: Avoid, Repel, Remove!

While it is a good idea to take preventive measures against ticks year-round, be extra cautious in warmer months (April-September) when ticks are most active. It also helps to know which ticks are most common in your area. Avoid Direct Contact with Ticks Avoid…

Flooding Information Headquarters for Cascade County, MT

This page is your 2019 Cascade County flood information headquarters! Bookmark it or write the address down, because here you’ll be able to quickly access any information you need about flooding—whether you need to know how to prepare, what to do during a flood,…

Salmonella — Health Tips

Salmonella and live poultry It’s common knowledge that Salmonella germs can be carried by chicken, ducks, geese, and turkey—in fact, Salmonella naturally lives in the gut of these and other poultry. Because of this, people learning to cook are always told to cook poultry…

Cascade County Press Release: Flooding Preparation

Click here to view a PDF of our April 9, 2019 press release. Visit our “In the News” web page to see all our press releases.* To stay tuned for flood-related news and updates, or just to learn how to prepare for a flood,…

Hantavirus Safety Tips

It’s that time of the year again: spring cleaning! As you start to clean out your homes, cabin, campers, sheds, and garages, be mindful of the risk of hantavirus. Hantavirus—or hantavirus pulmonary syndrome—is a rare but very serious lung disease transmitted by infected rodents…