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 Chickasaw Co Public Health&Homecare Services
Kids Flu Clinic
Date: Saturday, November 8, 2014
Location: Chickasaw County Public Health
                  260 East Prospect St.
                  New Hampton, IA 50659
                 (641)394-4053 call for appointment
This clinic is for children ages 6mo-18years. We have limited quantities of Flu Mist and Shots available. When calling to make an appointment please specify which type of flu vaccine you would like your child to receive. The cost of the flu vaccine

 Chickasaw County Public Health and Home Care Services

 Chickasaw County Public Health and Home Care Services is seeking Part-time Home Health Aide or Homemaker.
·        Assist client’s in Chickasaw County with personal cares, light housekeeping and laundry
·        High School graduate or GED
·        Independent work environment
 Applicants requires 75 hour Certified Nurse Aide Certificate. Positive work environment and rewarding with day time hours. 
Send resume or pick up application available at Chickasaw County Public Health and Home Care Services or county web site and send to the following address P.O. Box 355, 260 E. Prospect, New Hampton, Iowa or on our web site









Competitive salary and benefits.
Applications available on our website or our office
Chickasaw County Public Health
and Home Care Services,
260 East Prospect,
New Hampton, Iowa 50659
or call the office at 641-394-4053.


IDPH News Release
September 8, 2014
Contact: Polly Carver-Kimm
Late Summer Virus Causing Illness in Iowa
EV-D68 circulating in several Midwestern states
The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced a virus that has caused outbreaks in Illinois, Ohio, Kansas and other states is also causing illness in Iowa. Enterovirus EV-D68, like other enteroviruses, appears to spread through close contact with infected people. Enteroviruses, including EV-D68, are not a reportable disease in Iowa or the U.S.; therefore, the number of cases of the virus is not tracked.
EV-D68 often begins like a cold and symptoms include coughing and wheezing; most people will recover at home without complications however, some people with severe respiratory illness caused by EV-D68 may need to be hospitalized and receive intensive supportive therapy. Infants, children, and teenagers, especially those with a history of asthma or those who have a condition that compromises their immune system, are most likely to become severely ill. Parents of children with cold-like symptoms that experience difficulty breathing should contact their health care provider.
There are currently no medications available for treatment for EV-D68 infections and there is no vaccine available for the virus. Most infections resolve on their own and require only treatment at home:
·         Drink plenty of fluids.
·         Rest.
·         Stay home so you do not spread the virus to others.
·         Clean frequently touched surfaces to stop the spread the spread of the virus at home.
To help reduce the risk of getting infected with EV-D68:
·         Wash hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds.
·         Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
·         Avoid kissing, hugging, and sharing cups or eating utensils with people who are sick.
·         Disinfect frequently touched surfaces, such as toys and doorknobs, especially if someone is sick.
Enteroviruses are very common viruses; there are more than 100 types. It is estimated that 10 to 15 million enterovirus infections occur in the United States each year, usually in the summer and fall.



Do you children have the immunizations required for 2014-15 school year?

Give Chickasaw County Public Health and Home Care Services a call at 641-394-4053 to double check with us.


Chickasaw County Public Health Nursing Services • New Hampton, IA • (641) 394-4053