12/05/2017 It’s Not Too Late to Get Your Flu Shot
Influenza (the flu) has not hit peak season yet in Wisconsin, and there is still time to get a flu shot to prevent becoming sick. Typically, we see peak flu activity in January or February in our area.
11/01/2017 Enrollment in Health Insurance Marketplace (Obamacare) Starts Today: Help is Available!
Open Enrollment for getting health insurance through the Health Insurance Marketplace (Affordable Care Act) begins today, November 1st, and ends December 15.
10/17/2017 Wisconsin Well Woman Program Offers Free Breast Cancer Screenings
Breast cancer is the second most common cancer in women. One in eight women in the United States will develop breast cancer at some point in their lives.
10/10/2017 Flu Season Has Arrived—Are You Protected?
Influenza is getting an early start in Wisconsin and now is the time to get vaccinated. Anyone can get influenza, and it can be a serious illness that may cause hospitalization and death.
07/11/2017 Now is the Time to Schedule Back to School Shots
Even though the new school year is still a long way off, now is the time to make sure kids are up to date on their immunizations. State law requires certain immunizations for children in schools and daycares.
06/14/2017 Dane County Bird Tests Positive for West Nile Virus
Public Health Madison & Dane County (PHMDC) reports that a dead bird found in Dane County has West Nile virus.
06/08/2017 Public Health Works to Keep Swimming Water Safe
No one wants a day at the beach or pool to make them sick.
06/06/2017 City works with REAP Food Group, Madison Metropolitan School District, Madison Parks, Public Health Madison & Dane County to provide free summer meal sites.
An innovative partnership is addressing food insecurity for children and families in Madison again this summer.
05/24/2017 With Spring, Comes Mosquitoes
With the arrival of spring, warmer weather and recent rain, we can expect that mosquitoes will start to become a nuisance.
05/15/2017 When a Dog Bites
Since the beginning of 2017, Animal Services of Public Health Madison and Dane County (PHMDC) has responded to over 100 animal bite incidents. The vast majority of these bites are from dogs.
05/04/2017 Make Sure Your Family Has Received the Measles Vaccination
Madison WI, May 4, 2017-- With recent news of a measles outbreak in Minnesota, Public Health Madison & Dane County (PHMDC) encourages families to make sure they have received their measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) immu
05/03/2017 Deer Ticks Abundant in Dane County, Cause More Than Lyme Disease
Madison WI – May 3, 2017 – Spring is the beginning of peak tick season, and with our recent warm weather, they’ve gotten an early start.