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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 Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) is announcing the first monkeypox case in a Wyoming resident has been identified in Laramie County. Dr. Alexia Harrist, state health officer and state epidemiologist with W.D.H., said public health representatives are following up with the individual to see if additional Wyoming residents are at higher risk of contracting…

The Wyoming Department of Health (W.D.H.) reports vaccines meant to help prevent monkeypox are now available on a limited, targeted basis to a limited, targeted population across the state. As of Tuesday, August 9, Wyoming was the only state in the United States without a confirmed case of monkeypox. However, much like COVID-19 in 2020,…

As events throughout the state this summer continue to draw large numbers of visitors, including fairs, parades, and other celebrations of Western life, Governor Mark Gordon and state leaders are reminding the public about the dangers of fentanyl – a narcotic that is becoming increasingly prevalent in Wyoming and in the U.S. more broadly. Emergency…

Any anglers fishing in Wyoming’s waters will want to consult the new guidelines for mercury consumption, so everyone can safely enjoy the catch of the day. The Wyoming Game and Fish Department and the Wyoming Department of Health have issued updated guidelines for anglers who eat fish caught in Wyoming waters. The new fish consumption…

For the first time in state history, Wyomingites struggling with suicidal thoughts have a 24/7 lifeline available thanks to efforts by Governor Gordon and the Wyoming Legislature. Governor Mark Gordon has announced that the state’s suicide lifeline services have been expanded and improved to offer full-time, Wyoming-based coverage 24 hours a day, every day. “Wyoming…

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…

Park County is amongst several Wyoming counties encountering a wave of stomach illnesses, which means ill people should stay safe, stay hydrated and stay home. The Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) said reports of stomach-related illnesses known overall as viral gastroenteritis have recently increased in Wyoming. Recent upticks have been reported from the northern part…


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