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With flu season right around the corner, the Cody V.A. Clinic is doing its part to allow local veterans to get vaccinated against the myriad forms influenza might take this winter. The Cody VA Clinic team is scheduling Veteran Flu Clinics by appointment only on Oct. 3 and 4 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.…

While there are no known human cases, the death of this cat and several others in the same area suggest plague has been circulating in Albany County for months. According to the Wyoming Department of Health (W.D.H.), laboratory testing has recently confirmed that a rural Albany County cat died of the plague. The cat’s home…

The Wyoming Department of Health identified a second case of monkeypox in another county – but while it’s worth taking seriously, most Wyomingites have little chance of contracting the virus. The Wyoming Department of Health (W.D.H.) is announcing the state’s second monkeypox case has been identified. An adult man in  Teton County tested positive for…

The University of Wyoming Center on Aging (WyCOA) is launching a program called the “Healthier Wyoming” initiative. According to a recent press release, “The goal of Healthier Wyoming is to empower all Wyoming residents to take charge of their health by providing a comprehensive, statewide directory of chronic disease prevention and management resources.” Healthier Wyoming…

There may or may not be a mask mandate in effect during your next visit to Yellowstone National Park – it all depends on the COVID-19 situation in northwest Wyoming. While American life has mostly returned to something like a “pre-pandemic normal,” COVID-19 is still a health risk throughout the United States. Three of the…

The Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) will continue to offer its “no-cost” and home-based virtual diabetes prevention program known as #PreventDiabetes to residents at risk for the disease. Chronic Disease Prevention Program manager, Amber Nolte, with WDH says, “residents participating in the program, which began last year, have seen successes with a huge ripple effect…

The Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) has expanded its recommendation for “safe, free, and effective,” to include children 6 months and older as part of vaccination efforts meant to help prevent COVID-19 infections and serious illness. Following authorization by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are currently…

The CDC and the FDA, along with local and state partners, are looking into an outbreak of Salmonella linked to Jif peanut butter sold in the United States. Salmonella can cause serious and even fatal infections in elderly people, young children, and individuals with weakened immune systems. Otherwise healthy people who contract Salmonella usually experience…

The national baby formula shortage is affecting Park County. Inventory at Walmart and Albertsons mirrors the situation across the country – a shockingly low supply. Retailers like Walmart have been forced to limit the sale of formula to “5 units per child for each customer” per day. The first formula recall was announced in February…

Wyoming Game and Fish is monitoring a national outbreak of another fatal disease that threatens native birds and waterfowl. The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is monitoring a national outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza, which has caused die-offs of wild and domestic birds. Highly pathogenic avian influenza – H5N1 or H.P.A.I. – is very…


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