Season’s First Flu Case Confirmed in Cascade County

The City-County Health Department has received confirmation of Cascade County’s first influenza case of the season from the Montana Public Health Laboratory. Influenza, or the flu, is a contagious respiratory illness with symptoms that may include fever, cough, sore throat, body aches, headache, chills…

Tips for Preventing Norovirus

Unfortunately an unwelcome visitor has been making the rounds in Montana. Norovirus, one of the most common viruses that casue the “stomach flu” or gastroenteritis, has been reported in increasing frequency across Montana. According to Montana DPHHS, “Since early September, several hundred people throughout…

Don’t Let the Stomach Bug Bite

Most every winter, the Cascade City-County Health Department’s ongoing surveillance with the local healthcare community shows more patients with gastrointestinal symptoms including nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. These symptoms will usually begin suddenly and last about 1-2 days. While this winter appears to be no…