First Flu Cases Confirmed in Nebraska
Monday, 20 October 2014 07:24
Flu is here. The first confirmed cases of the season have been reported to the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services. There are three, all in Douglas County.
“Several viruses are in the news right now including Ebola and enterovirus, but it’s also important to remember that flu can be a serious disease,” said Dr. Joseph Acierno, Chief Medical Officer and Director of Public Health for DHHS. “Getting vaccinated is the most important step you can take to protect yourself and your family from flu.”
The severity and the length of flu seasons vary, but flu season in the U.S. typically peaks between December and February. Though public health officials can’t predict exactly what flu season will be like this year, they recommend getting vaccinated as soon as possible for the best protection.
DHHS officially started flu surveillance Sept. 28. Surveillance shows where the flu is and how fast it’s spreading across the state.
DHHS uses multiple surveillance systems to track flu viruses, including sentinel physicians who report the number of people with flu-like illness weekly, lab tests, school surveillance, hospital data, emergency department data and death reporting.
Public Golf course update
Friday, 17 October 2014 08:46
ANYONE INTERESTED IN FINDING OUT MORE ABOUT PROGRESS ON THE NEW VALENTINE COMMUNITY GOLF COURSE IS INVITED TO ATTEND A PUBLIC MEET AND GREET ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 20TH AT 7PM AT THE PEPPERMILL EAST ROOM. COURSE ARCHITECT TOM LEHMANS REPRESENTATIVE CHRIS BRANDS WILL BE THERE TO SHARE HIS THOUGHTS ABOUT THE LAYOUT OF THE COURSE AND ROSS BUCKENDAHL FROM THE PRAIRIE CLUB WILL TALK ABOUT THEIR ROLE IN THE NEW COURSE. THERE WILL ALSO BE AN UPDATE FROM THE GOLF COURSE DEVELOPMENT BOARD. YOU CAN ALSO SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS ABOUT THE COURSE WITH THE ARCHITECT AND DEVELOPMENT BOARD. THAT'S MONDAY OCTOBER 20TH AT 7PM AT THE PEPPERMILL.