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2013 ADHS Water Drive

By | May 16th, 2013|General|

We already broke the 100 degree mark in the Valley this week.  It won’t be long before the heat’s here to stay.  Heat is one of the most dangerous weather situations in public health – actually it’s the #1 weather-related killer.  Last year 152 Arizonans died from heat exposure....  with 80% happening in June, July and August.  The largest [...]

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CDC’s Valley Fever Article Spotlights AZ

By | April 2nd, 2013|General|

Valley Fever has been making news across the country today. A new report in this week’s CDC’s weekly epidemiology report shows that Valley Fever numbers have gone up substantially in AZ over the last 10 years.  Part of the increase is probably due to the fact that Valley Fever became reportable a few years ago- [...]

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Thanksgiving Food Safety

By | November 21st, 2011|General|

We have 2 peak periods for foodborne illnesses in Arizona.  One peak is in the summer months because it’s so stinkin’ hot and food gets out of temperature.  The other peak is between Thanksgiving and the New Year.  We’re not sure why we have an increase if foodborne illnesses from now until the end of [...]