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Posted on: July 12, 2022

Monkeypox Information

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KDHE and Johnson County Department of Health and Environment identified the first presumptive positive case of Monkeypox in Kansas over the weekend. The risk of Monkeypox spreading through Kansas is LOW.

Monkeypox is a rare but potentially serious viral il...

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Posted on: June 10, 2022

Danielle Kitt: June Employee of the Month

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June’s Employee of the Month comes from a family dedicated to public service. Danielle Kitt, Medical Clerk at the Riley County Health Department Clinic, trained as an EMT and worked as an emergency dispatcher, her father was a paramedic and is c...

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Posted on: May 12, 2022

Six Cases of Chickenpox in Riley County

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(Riley County, KS - May 12, 2022) The Riley County Health Department (RCHD) has identified six cases of Chickenpox (Varicella) in Riley County over the past two weeks. The six patients range in age from 6 to 14 years of age. Chickenpox was last seen in Ri...

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Posted on: May 9, 2022

FDA Announces Limits to J&J COVID-19 Vaccine Use

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On May 5, 2022 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced it was limiting the authorized use of the Janssen COVID-19 (Johnson & Johnson - J&J) single dose vaccine to individuals 18 years of age and older for whom:

  • Had a severe reaction a...
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Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates