Health Alerts

This is the page for official health alerts from the Fort Wayne-Allen County Department of Health. These alerts are intended for local healthcare providers and other community partners to make them aware of issues of public health significance.

Increased Respiratory Illness Circulating in Indiana: Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) 9/8/14

The ISDH has detected an increase of respiratory syndrome statewide in emergency room chief complaint data and has received several calls from hospitals with increased admissions for acute respiratory illness, particularly among children.  Other states, including Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, and Ohio, have reported similar increases in respiratory illness activity and hospitalizations and are enhancing surveillance.  […]

Ebola Update 9/8/14

Situation Update The tally of Ebola cases in West Africa climbed to 3,685 as of Aug 31, with 1,841 deaths, representing a 20% jump over a 5-day period, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported today. The total case count is 3685 with 1,841 deaths. The numbers include cases in Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone.  Liberia, […]