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WHAT IS RSV? | Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) is a common respiratory virus that usually causes mild, cold-like symptoms. But in infants and very young children, RSV can lead to more serious infections. About 2 in 100 children with RSV require hospitalization.

Emergency department visits for children due to respiratory viruses, including RSV, are increasing in Kansas. Seek medical treatment when a young child has difficulty breathing, isn't drinking enough fluids, or is experiencing worsening symptoms. | Read more about RSV.  
FLU | Flu season arrived early in Sedgwick County. | Read more about the flu and how to stay protected.
29TH & GROVE SITE | The Kansas Department of Health & Environment (KDHE) held a public meeting about proposed environmental cleanup efforts in an area designated as the "29th and Grove Site" on November 5. | Read more about the 29th and Grove Site.
MONKEYPOX UPDATESRead more on local case updates and information about monkeypox.
BABY FORMULA SHORTAGES | The FDA announced plans to continue allowing the sale of imported infant formula products in the U.S. through October 2025, and Congress passed legislation to extend tariff relief on imported formula through year-end. The national WIC program has indicated that imported formulas will continue to be available to WIC consumers for as long as favorable regulations remain in place. | Read more
- Resources for families  English | Spanish | Vietnamese | NavajoWIC-recommended Formula Substitutions (06/14/22)Baby formula Do's & Don'ts
SHARPS DISPOSAL | Sedgwick County residents needing to dispose of sharps can (1) Contact a medical waste company and ask if they provide residential services, OR (2) Dispose with other trash in following these guidelines.
- Loose needles must never be placed in the trash. 

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