Adrienne Byrne-Lutz, MS
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Wichita, KS 67214
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Five cases of listeriosis in Kansas are linked to ice cream given to patients at a Kansas hospital. Listeriosis is a serious infection caused by eating food contaminated with the bacterium
Listeria monocytogenes. Ice cream products linked to the outbreak have been recalled by Blue Bell Creameries. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), the Kansas Department of Agriculture, state officials in Texas and Oklahoma, and federal partners are working together to investigate the contamination and prevent more cases. Consumers should discard any recalled product in home freezers. See the Blue Bell Creameries website for up to date information about recalled products.
Additional listeria information:
In 2015, Sedgwick County reports 20
pertussis cases in which the disease investigation is complete. Cases are
reported according to the year in which the person became ill. Most pertussis
reports the Sedgwick County Health Department investigates are not linked to
other cases. However, in April, an outbreak of several cases occurred in a
Sedgwick County school. The Health Department is working with the school nurse
and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment in the ongoing
investigation. The number of pertussis cases shown on the graph below is
expected to rise next week due to the outbreak and also due to unrelated
investigations with multiple family members infected.
The Health Department works with medical providers and Sedgwick County school nurses to investigate and stop the spread of disease.
Statewide data for reportable diseases
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
Ebola Fact Sheet
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 April 12, 2015 through week ending April 18, 2015
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