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CDH, Boise School District Offering WIC Clinics at Taft

Central District Health is partnering with the Boise School District to present a pilot program that offers free WIC clinics at elementary schools to support families who qualify for the program.

CDH Alerts About Rising Cases of Pertussis in 2024

Central District Health advises that there have been 14 cases of pertussis (whooping cough) reported in Ada County since Jan. 1, 2024, compared to seven cases total for the 12 months in 2023 and two cases in 2022. No cases have been reported in Boise, Elmore or Valley counties so far this year.

Central District Health Conducting a Tuberculosis Investigation

Central District Health (CDH) is investigating a probable case of tuberculosis (TB) in a resident of the Boise State University campus. The individual has not lived in Boise or attended Boise State since Dec. 15, 2023.

Media Advisory: Media Invited to Learn about Three-Year Community Health Implementation Plan

The Western Idaho Community Health Collaborative (WICHC) will hold a press conference to present Idaho’s first community-driven Regional Health Implementation Plan.

Free Resources Support Students’ Mental Health During Winter Break

Central District Health reminds students and their families that there are free mental health resources available during the winter break.

CDH Confirms Local Transmission of Mpox in Ada County

Central District Health has confirmed local transmission of the mpox virus in Ada County. Since the two first cases of mpox in Idaho this year were confirmed on Nov. 2, four additional residents in Ada County have been diagnosed with mpox. Investigation is ongoing, but three of these new patients reported no recent travel.

Mpox returns to Idaho: Health authorities stress importance of vaccination

IDHW and CDH announced the first two reported people diagnosed with mpox in Idaho since last year. Investigation is ongoing, but both persons reported traveling outside the state, which may be related to these diagnoses. Both people diagnosed with mpox are Ada County residents.

Health Officials Investigating Ada County Outbreak Linked to Raw Milk

Central District Health (CDH) announced today it is investigating recent reports of illness in five Ada County residents that may be associated with the consumption of unpasteurized (raw) milk. 

Central District Health Offering Flu Vaccinations and Updated COVID-19 Vaccine

Central District Health is now accepting appointments for seasonal influenza (flu) and COVID-19 vaccinations to help curb the spread of respiratory viruses.

Measles reported in Idaho resident

An adult male with confirmed measles has been reported in southwest Idaho.
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