Natrona County Health Department

Wild Fire Smoke A Problem For Vulnerable
Where there’s wildfire there’s smoke and that can be a problem for the very young, the elderly and those with respiratory issues. As the wildfire in Converse County continues to grow, Natrona County Health Department Director, Bob Harrington, has tips for anyone wanting to minimize the…
Possible Tularemia Case Triggers Health Dept Warning
Following a possible Tularemia diagnoses in a local dog, Natrona County health officials are encouraging folks to take precautions. “What we wanted to do here at the health department was to take this opportunity to remind folks that Tularemia is here. It’s always been with us and now,…
Mock Bio-Disaster Exercise Continues Across Wyoming
A mock biological disaster, “Operation Prairie Eagle”, continues this week with emergency response partners across the state participating. The Exercise requires mass distribution of anti-biotics in the face of widespread anthrax contamination. The practice scenario began last Friday i…
Mock Biological Disaster Exercise To Prime Wyoming Responders
“Operation Prairie Eagle” takes flight Friday around noon as state and federal agencies participate in a mock biological disaster requiring mass distribution of medical supplies. Natrona County Health Department Director, Bob Harrington, says its an exercise that involves accessing the…
‘Spice’ Sickens Five In Casper
Three people admitted to hospital in Casper for kidney failure Thursday are believed to have been sickened by the drug known as Spice. The Natrona County Health Department first notified the Casper Police Department of the first three incidents. Since that time two more cases have since been reporte…
Free HIV Testing On World Aids Day
World Aids Day is Thursday December 1st and in recognition the Casper-Natrona County Health Department offers FREE Rapid HIV Testing. Trina Soper, public health nurse for the Natrona County Health Department, says 1 in 5 people are infected and don’t know it and she says in Wyoming people are…
Two Rabid Bats Confirmed In Casper
Following two confirmed incidents of people exposed to rabid bats in the Casper area, health department officials are on the alert. Natrona County Health Department Director, Bob Harrington says in one case the bat was found in the dirt in an area where children play, “and because those child…
Flood Waters May Be Nasty Waters
As river levels approach flood stage in Natrona County Health Department officials remind everyone there are some really good reasons to stay out of the flood waters. “Flood waters are dirty. You see the videos on the news after a flood and there’s always mud and slime every where. It&…

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