National Influenza Vaccination Week

Flu season is upon us! The same steps you take to prevent disease all year—washing your hands, covering your cough, and staying home when sick—are also great ways to avoid the flu. This time of year, though, we have an added weapon in the…

Flu Shots Available at CCHD

Flu season is upon us! The same steps you take to prevent disease all year—washing your hands, covering your cough, and staying home when sick—are also great ways to avoid the flu. This time of year, though, we have an added weapon in the…

Flu Vaccination Week

Flu season is upon us! The same steps you take to prevent disease all year—washing your hands, covering your cough, and staying home when sick—are also great ways to avoid the flu. This time of year, though, we have an added weapon in the…

Season’s First Flu Case Confirmed in Cascade County

Cascade City-County Health Department (CCHD) has received confirmation of Cascade County’s first influenza case of the season from the Montana Public Health Laboratory. This is also the first influenza case for the state of Montana this flu season. Influenza, or the flu, is a…

2014 Community Flu Shot Clinic

CCHD’s Emergency Preparedness Program plans for all types of emergency situations that could affect the public’s health. One of these emergency situations is a disease epidemic. The best way to prevent the spread of communicable disease, and stop an outbreak before it starts, is…

DPHHS Reports Sharp Increase in Influenza-Related Hospitalizations

State health officials report that as of January 11, 2014 there have been 156 Montanans hospitalized for influenza-related conditions so far this flu season. Most of these hospitalizations are recent, as 139 of them have occurred since December 15. These numbers reflect DPHHS influenza…

Influenza Cases Increasing Throughout Montana

Public Health Officials Encourage Influenza Vaccine Influenza activity is widespread in Montana with half of the counties reporting confirmed cases, state public health officials said today. Influenza-related hospitalizations across the state have also increased. As of January 4, 2014 there have been 101 hospitalizations…

Protect Yourself, Your Family, and Your Community from the Flu!

Flu season is upon us! At date of publication, there have been eleven confirmed cases of influenza in Montana, and the arrival of the flu in Cascade County is likely not far off. The same steps you take to prevent disease all year—washing your hands,…

Protect Yourself and Your Community from Influenza

Influenza (the flu) is a serious, contagious respiratory illness that, if severe, can cause hospitalization and even death. The good news is that it can be prevented. Protect yourself and those close to you from the flu by taking some simple precautions. Get a…

Save the Date! Annual Flu Shot Clinics

CCHD’s Emergency Preparedness Program plans for all types of emergency situations that could affect the public’s health. One of these emergency situations is a disease epidemic. The best way to prevent the spread of communicable disease, and stop an outbreak before it starts, is…