National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

April 12, 2017 | Uncategorized | By: Jodie Ostmeyer

Do you have a bunch of old RX’s around the house waiting for a safe way to dispose of them? We’ve got your answer! National Take Back Day is just around the corner. Bring them to the Rooks County Health Center parking lot on April 29 from 10am to 2pm and look for the Rooks County Sheriff’s Department.

Plainville EMT Training

April 4, 2017 | Community, News | By: Jennifer Brull

Are you interested in volunteering as an EMT? A new class is forming soon with an informational meeting on April 10. Contact Adam Comeau if you are unable to attend and are interested.

Mumps Case Reported in Rooks County

March 3, 2017 | Alerts, Health Advice, News | By: Jennifer Brull

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and the Rooks County Health Department (RCHD) have reported one case of mumps in a Rooks County, Kansas residents.  RCHD is working with KDHE to determine where this person contracted the illness.

Mumps is a contagious disease caused by a virus. After the introduction of the MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccine, mumps became less common in the United States. From year to year, mumps cases can range from roughly a couple hundred to a couple thousand. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that 4,258 cases have been reported in the U.S. as of December 3, 2016, and seven states have reported more than 100 cases. Mumps outbreaks are ongoing in the nearby states of Missouri, Oklahoma, and Arkansas.

Mumps typically starts with a few days of fever, headache, muscle aches, tiredness, and loss of appetite, followed by swollen salivary glands. Mumps can occasionally cause complications, including inflammation of the testicles or ovaries, meningitis, or encephalitis. Most people with mumps recover completely in a few weeks.

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