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2017 Healthy Swimming Poster Contest Winners Announced

By | August 2nd, 2017|Preparedness|

The Office of Infectious Disease concluded its 5th annual Healthy Swimming Poster Contest. This year we had 60 healthy swimming posters submitted from kids all across Arizona.  All posters submitted suggested ways to swim healthy and avoid getting a recreational water illness. Examples of these messages include: ·       Never swim when sick, especially with diarrhea [...]

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ADHS is published again

By | November 9th, 2015|Preparedness|

Recently, two manuscripts from the ADHS Office of Infectious Disease Services were published in the Journal of Correctional Health Care. These publications described two outbreaks of botulism at an Arizona correctional facility in a 4-month period. Botulism, usually associated with improperly canned foods, causes flaccid paralysis that can lead to death without treatment or supportive [...]

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Overview of Arizona’s Infectious Diseases Report Released

By | October 16th, 2015|Preparedness|

A new report published by our Office of Infectious Disease Services examines the epidemiology of selected infectious diseases in recent years. The report contains an overview of Arizona's surveillance system, graphs and maps on more than 25 different reportable conditions and links to other ADHS tables and reports for 2008-2013. Among many other topics, the [...]