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Health department will hold emergency exercise

What if there were an outbreak of a deadly, highly contagious disease in Montezuma County? Getting life-saving treatment would be the first priority. So to test the logistics of distributing...

DATE: June 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Southwest Colorado gets first deer infected with wasting disease

Colorado Parks and Wildlife says that it has found a deer that was infected with chronic wasting disease just east of Montrose, the first time that an infected deer has been found in Southwestern...

DATE: July 12, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local flu numbers low compared with state

Nationally, influenza has reached epidemic levels, according to data released this week from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, but the virus hasn’t posed a major problem locally. “So far we’ve...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local health officials prepare for Ebola

Local health and hospital officials hosted a meeting last week about the Ebola virus, a disease that has had very deadly reaches in West Africa and hit the United States last month when a man from...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2014 | CATEGORY: DS - News

Local health officials prepare for Ebola

Local health and hospital officials hosted a meeting last week about the Ebola virus, a disease that has had very deadly reaches in West Africa and hit the United States last month when a man from...

DATE: Nov. 4, 2014 | CATEGORY: MT - News

Local health officials prepare for Ebola

Local health and hospital officials hosted a meeting last week about the Ebola virus, a disease that has had very deadly reaches in West Africa and hit the United States last month when a man from...

DATE: Nov. 3, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Event casts light on Alzheimer’s

Across Colorado, more than 65,000 people are living with Alzheimer’s disease, and in Southwest Colorado, patients face a variety of problems including a lack of specialists and the steep costs of...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bill adds a step for parents who forgo vaccines

Whooping cough is at epidemic levels in Colorado, but parents can opt students out of school vaccination requirements with a simple signature at registration. Friday, a bill was introduced at the...

DATE: Feb. 27, 2014 | CATEGORY: DS - News

Bill limits parents who forgo shots

Whooping cough is at epidemic levels in Colorado, but parents can opt students out of school vaccination requirements with a simple signature at registration. Friday, a bill was introduced at the...

DATE: Feb. 25, 2014 | CATEGORY: MT - News

Proposed bill tightens rights of parents to forgo vaccines

Whooping cough is at epidemic levels in Colorado, but parents can opt students out of school vaccination requirements with a simple signature at registration. Friday, a bill was introduced at the...

DATE: Feb. 25, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Virus returns to county

The Montezuma County Health Department has confirmed that at least one person in the county has contracted the West Nile virus this season. Director Lori Cooper reported that a state lab verified...

DATE: Aug. 29, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News