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Healthier People, Healthier Communities, Healthier Tomorrows

Covid 19

Coronavirus also known as COVID-19, was discovered in December 2019 in Wahan, Chiuna. Most symptoms can feel much like a cold, flu or pneumonia, but COVID-19 can cause harm to other parts of the body. April 3, 2020 was the first case in our 9 county district. COVID-19 vaccine is now available to those who are 12+. LPBHD offers. Moderna, Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccine. We have three known variants in our district, Delta, Brazil and United Kingdom variants.

CORONAVIRUS

Vaccine

Immunizations are essential in disease prevention. Vaccines were developed and made available to help control the spread of infectious diseases that were once devastating for the citizens of this country. Vaccines are safe and effective against many diseases including polio, hepatitis, meningitis, measles, pertussis (whooping cough), mumps and many others. 

IMMUNIZATIONS

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LBPHD provides on-site annual preventative services that are FREE to the employer and employee. Screens for total cholesterol, HDL and LDL cholesterol, triglycerides, thyroid stimulating hormone, glucose, blood pressure, pulse, BMI and a health risk assessment. 

WELL @ WORK

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Our goal at Loup Basin Public Health Department is to assure quality education in addressing environmental issues in our district. We address indoor air quality and miscellaneous environmental nuisance concerns; we also help direct those concerns to the appropriate local, state or government agency. We focus on Mercury, mold, water testing, indoor air quality, rabies, lead and bed bugs.

EDUCATION

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LBPHD’s Emergency Preparedness Program is intended to  play a key role in preparing our communities for disasters, responding to disasters/emergencies, and lending support though the recovery process.  A public health emergency can be anything from a pandemic/disease outbreak, to a terrorist act, or a natural disaster like a flood, wildfire, or tornado.

 

LBPHD works with local government, emergency management, hospitals, nursing facilities and other community partners throughout our 9 county district to plan/prepare  so we can successfully respond to all types of disasters throughout our district.

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS

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Immunizations are essential in disease prevention. Vaccines were developed and made available to help control the spread of infectious diseases that were once devastating for the citizens of this country. Vaccines are safe and effective against many diseases including polio, hepatitis, meningitis, measles, pertussis (whooping cough), mumps and many others. 

INFLUENZA

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West Nile virus (WNV) is the leading cause of mosquito-borne disease in the continental United States.  It is most commonly spread to people by the bite of an infected mosquito. Cases of WNV occur during mosquito season, which starts in the summer and continues through fall. There are no vaccines to prevent or medications to treat WNV in people. Fortunately, most people infected with WNV do not feel sick. About 1 in 5 people who are infected develop a fever and other symptoms. About 1 out of 150 infected people develop a serious, sometimes fatal, illness. 

WEST NILE

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Loup Basin Smiles is a fluoride varnish program for head starts, preschools, and elementary schools in LBPHD's 9 districts. We provide this program every school year to help reduce oral disease and improve the oral health of our students. LBPHD uses licensed dental hygienists to perform oral screenings and apply fluoride varnish treatments to children's teeth. The program reaches over 2,000 students during the school year. 

SMILES

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West Nile virus (WNV) is the leading cause of mosquito-borne disease in the continental United States.  It is most commonly spread to people by the bite of an infected mosquito. Cases of WNV occur during mosquito season, which starts in the summer and continues through fall. There are no vaccines to prevent or medications to treat WNV in people. Fortunately, most people infected with WNV do not feel sick. About 1 in 5 people who are infected develop a fever and other symptoms. About 1 out of 150 infected people develop a serious, sometimes fatal, illness. 

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