Adrienne Byrne-Lutz, MS
1900 E. 9th St.
Wichita, KS 67214
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2015, Sedgwick County reports 14 pertussis cases in which the disease
investigation is complete. One suspect case in February is linked to a previously reported
January case at a Wichita school. Both students were involved in the same
activity. Prior to the new suspect case, none of the 2015 cases had been linked
together. Cases are reported according to the year in which the person became
The Health Department takes all reports of pertussis and other reportable diseases seriously. Our goal is to stop the
spread of disease and protect the health of Sedgwick County residents.
You can find statewide data for reportable diseases here.
Influenza (flu) is here in Sedgwick County. Hospitals
in Wichita have confirmed cases of flu, and the Kansas Department of Health and
Environment reports an increased number of people in Kansas seeing their medical
providers for flu-like symptoms.
Fight the flu! Everyone should receive a flu shot
each year, and this year is no different. Although the main strain of flu virus
causing illness this winter is not a good match to the vaccine, vaccination is
still important. Flu shots protect you from other flu strains present this
season and can reduce hospitalizations and death.
You can prevent the spread of flu and safeguard
yourself and your family with these simple steps:
The Sedgwick County Health Department began providing flu shots to the following groups on October 1:
Residents who qualify may visit the health department's clinic at 2716 W. Central in Wichita.
If you do not qualify for a free flu shot, please visit your primary care physician or neighborhood pharmacy to receive one. Flu shots are recommended for anyone older than 6 months, unless otherwise directed by a physician. It is important to get a flu shot every year, as the most prevalent flu strain(s) is usually different from year to year. Flu shots protect the person receiving it, as well as others who are not able to receive this type of vaccination.
Influenza Fact Sheet
In light of international Ebola events and growing concern
about the presence of Ebola in the United States, Sedgwick County public health
officials and our partners—emergency responders, health care professionals,
United Way 2-1-1, and more—are meeting regularly about community preparedness
should a potential case of Ebola arise in Sedgwick County. Read through the
following resources to learn more about Ebola:
Ebola Fact Sheet
Am I At Risk?
Ebola is a rare disease and is only transmitted by direct contact with an
infected person’s blood or bodily fluids. Symptoms of Ebola include: fever, headache, muscle pain, weakness, diarrhea,
vomiting, stomach pain and unexplained bleeding or bruising. Only people who are
exhibiting these symptoms AND meet one of the following criteria are at risk for
For statewide information and guidance on Ebola, visit the Kansas Department of Health
and Environment website.
For national information and guidance on Ebola, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.
Week ending January 17, 2014 through week ending February 28, 2015
Read about the epidemiology (disease investigation) program at the Sedgwick County Health Department
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