Notice

El Paso County Public Health will be closed on Monday, January 21 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. El Paso County Public Health will also not be administering tuberculosis skin tests until further notice. We apologize for any inconvenience. 

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from KOAA Channel 5 Online

According to new state data about 27 percent of high school students in Colorado are using e-cigarettes which is twice the national average. Is this a public health crisis?

Healthy tips for your children on Halloween from a registered dietitian.

from The Gazette

El Paso County Public Health officials are asking county leaders for an additional $250,000 in 2019, amid concerns that years of stagnant funding have left the agency at risk of being unable to respond to emergencies or disease outbreaks.

from KKTV Channel 11 News Online

This year's flu season is young but has already resulted in two hospitalizations in El Paso County.

from KKTV Channel 11 News Online

No one wants to get the flu and local health experts say the best way to prevent that from happening is by getting the flu shot.

from

The Gazette

El Paso County Public Health has received a grant to better educate physicians and dentists on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's guidelines for prescribing opioid painkillers.

from KOAA Channel 5 News Online

Over the previous month more than a dozen cases of the mumps have been reported in the Denver area. It prompted an alert by the State Health Department, which many schools in southern Colorado are taking seriously?

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KKTV 11 News Online

The only concern El Paso County residents need to have about the Zika virus is if traveling to an infected country.Tuesday, the El Paso County health department gave county commissioners an update about the Zika virus. Health officials stressed that the mosquito that carries the virus cannot live in Colorado because of the altitude and temperature.

from

Fox 21 News Online

The water crisis in Flint, Michigan is concerning chemical contaminants, but bacteria can pose a threat too. Bacteriological water potability test kits are available at the El Paso County Public Health Lab for $21.

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KOAA Channel 5 News Online

Colorado health officials are asking hospitals across the state to watch out for cases of the mumps. Six people in Denver have come down with the disease so far in 2016, and officials are calling it an outbreak.