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Beginning March 25, Mayo Clinic Health System added a drive-through screening process in Menomonie for current patients who meet criteria for COVID-19 and are referred for testing,
Beginning March 23, Mayo Clinic Health System added a drive-through screening process in Cameron for current patients who meet criteria for COVID-19 and are referred for testing,
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You may be worried or even frightened about the rapidly unfolding COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation. We have resources for your care and keeping abreast of information you need.
The World Health Organization has declared the coronavirus, called COVID-19, from China a global health emergency. Learn about what it is, its symptoms and what you can do to prevent the spread of infection.
Do you have plans to travel internationally? Be a smart traveler — learn about influenza before you go.
Flu season is quickly approaching, and it is something for which we all should prepare. Learn facts about the flu and how to decrease your risk of getting it.
When you travel to another country, one of the most important plans you can make is to see a travel medicine specialist. Here are nine reasons why.
The best way to prevent the spread of germs that can cause influenza and other infections is by washing your hands. Here are a few tips to clean up your hand-washing skills.
The world is becoming smaller each passing year, as more people are traveling internationally than ever before. However, as we expand our reach in the world, we also increase our risk for encountering disease and illness. Even more serious is the infection risk associated with certain diseases that can be spread to others.
Throughout summer and fall, families can be found hiking and camping along the beautiful rivers, bluffs and woods. A common concern for these outdoor enthusiasts is tick bites.
Measles is a childhood viral infection that can almost always be prevented by a vaccine. The infection is very contagious and replicates in the nose and throat of an infected child or adult.
The health of your child is the most important thing in the world. You protect them with shelter, safety and proper nutrition. But if you’ve missed his or her immunizations, you’re exposing your child to a litany of potentially dangerous — even deadly — diseases. The most effective method of prevention is to ensure your child receives the proper vaccination series, which typically is completed by age 6.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, frequent hand-washing is the No. 1 way to prevent the spread of infection. But what kind of soap is appropriate? And what about using hand sanitizer?
Basic rules to prevent illness during the cold and flu season are as simple as knowing the 5Ws of hand-washing: Who, what, where, when and why. Teach your children about proper hand hygiene.