Department of Health recommends signage to assess travel history

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (October 28, 2014). – Visitors to schools and other facilities are being asked to report any travel outside the United States to front office staff as part of ongoing efforts to minimize the public health risks from the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa.  The Fort Wayne-Allen County Department of Health has […]

County health agencies ramp up for emerging disease threat

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (October 9, 2014). – Protecting Allen County residents from emerging disease threats is a core function of the Fort Wayne-Allen County Department of Health, but we do not do it alone. Together with our community partners, including Lutheran Health Network and Parkview Health, we have demonstrated our ability to respond rapidly and […]

Listeria concerns prompt nationwide recall

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (July 23, 2014). – Local public health officials are warning customers of a recall of whole fruits sold at grocery store chains nationwide that was prompted by concerns of potential listeria contamination. Wawona Packing Co. announced on July 19 it was voluntarily recalling lots of whole peaches (white and yellow), nectarines, plums […]

Case of Chikungunya Confirmed in State

INDIANAPOLIS—An Allen County resident, who recently traveled to the Caribbean, has tested positive for the chikungunya virus. Transmitted by mosquitoes, chikungunya has been found in multiple Caribbean countries. Cases have been identified in travelers returning from the Caribbean and local transmission has not been identified in the United States. Chikungunya has also been found in […]