June 16, 2023Campylobacteriosis (often called campy) is a diarrheal disease caused by infection with the bacterium Campylobacter. It is the most common cause of diarrheal disease in the United States. 2.5 million cases are estimated to occur annually. Most often the illness is fairly mild and requires little to no treatment other than hydration and rest. However, Guillain-Barre syndrome and reactive arthritis are two long-term complications that have been linked to campylobacteriosis. Campylobacteriosis is reportable to the Iowa Department of Public Health by Iowa Administrative Code 641 chapter 1.
April 14, 2023Des Moines, IA – The Iowa Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announces today that some Medicaid members’ personal information was compromised in a national data breach affecting a contractor’s computer system last year. The Iowa Medicaid system was not breached.
November 16, 2022The Iowa Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announces two initiatives focused on healthy habits, nutrition and addressing food insecurity for Iowa families.
October 27, 2022To help address the issue of opioid misuse, the Iowa Department of Health of Human Services (HHS) is expanding their initiative to provide naloxone (the opioid overdose reversal medication) to Iowa organizations, businesses and schools, which may be in a position to render aid to a person at risk of experiencing an opioid overdose.
September 7, 2022HHS Announces First West Nile Case of 2022
August 12, 2022Public health officials are tracking multiple cases of monkeypox that have been reported in several countries that don’t normally report monkeypox including the United States.
July 8, 2022Beach closed due to a possible connection to a confirmed case of a rare brain infection.
July 1, 2022The risk to the general public is considered low.
May 12, 2022The Iowa Departments of Public Health and Human Services provide an update on infant formula as they work to provide information and resources to Iowans who are impacted by the shortage.