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MONKEYPOX UPDATE
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BABY FORMULA SHORTAGES
Supply-chain issues are contributing to the shortage of baby formula here in Sedgwick County and around the U.S. The local situation seems to have improved since the recall of some formulas earlier this year.

Resources for families encountering shortages –
- U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services multi-language resource website for families  English | Spanish | Vietnamese | Navajo
- Click Here for WIC recommended substitutions for recalled baby formula products (Updated 06/14/22)
- Click Here for helpful tips for parents on feeding baby formula
EXTREME HEAT INFORMATION
With temperatures reaching dangerous highs this summer, it's important to know the do's and don'ts of extreme heat and how to identify signs of heat related illnesses.
- Do's and Don'ts for Extreme Heat
- How to Avoid, Spot and Treat Heat Stroke and Heat Exhaustion 
- OSHA-NIOSH Heat Safety Tool App 
SHARPS DISPOSAL 
Sedgwick County residents in need of sharps disposal can do one of the following:

1) Contact a medical waste company to see if they would provide service to a resident
OR
2) Dispose with other trash in accordance with the precautions provided below. https://www.kdheks.gov/environment/sharpsdisposal.html

Prior to placing any sharps container in the trash, write "DO NOT RECYCLE - SHARPS" on the container.  Please don’t put loose needles in the trash. 

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