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News archive: Aug

Friday, August 18, 2017

WVNPA Conference October 12 & 13

Attend the WVNPA Conference - October 12 & 13, Volunteer WV is sponsoring the Volunteer Management Track (taught by Volunteer Maryland), for information, course descriptions and registration, go to https://wvnpa.org/2017-wv-nonprofit-leadership-summit/

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Emergency Medical Services Advisory Council (EMSAC) September 12, 2017

The regularly scheduled statutory meeting of the Emergency Medical Services Advisory Council (EMSAC) will be held on September 12, 2017 at 1:30 PM at the Medical Coordination Center, 89 Richard D. Minnich Drive, Sutton, WV 26601. EMSAC For more information, click the total above.

Monday, August 14, 2017

WV HAN Advisory 139 Increase in New HIV Infections Reported in West Virginia 08102017

The Bureau for Public Health is investigating an increase in newly diagnosed human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) cases in the State among persons at high risk for infection. In addition to syphilis (reported among several of the cases), this at-risk population remains at high risk for hepatitis B and C infection. For more information, click the title above.

Monday, August 07, 2017

WVU Discounted Tickets for First Responders

We are happy to able to offer another special ticket opportunity to First Responders for the upcoming football season. The First Responder Appreciation games are the Delaware St. game on Sat., Sept. 16 at Noon and the Iowa St. game on Sat. Nov. 4, time TBD . To purchase the $30 ticket for one or both games, first responders and their families can visitwww.WVUGame.com/promo and enter the promo code THANKS to select the desired game and follow the steps to purchase tickets.

Increase in Reported cases of Cyclospora cayetanensis Infection, United States, Summer 2017

Healthcare providers should consider a diagnosis of cyclosporiasis in patients with prolonged or remitting-relapsing diarrheal illness. Testing for Cyclospora is not routinely done in most U.S. laboratories, even when stool is tested for parasites. Healthcare providers must specifically order testing for Cyclospora, whether testing is requested by ova and parasite (O&P) examination, by molecular methods, or by a gastrointestinal pathogen panel test. Cyclosporiasis is a nationally notifiable disease; healthcare providers should report suspect and confirmed cases of infection to public health authorities. For more information, click on the title above.

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