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Measles Update:

The CDC has reported an outbreak of measles in the United States. It is important to check your children's and your own immunization record to ensure two doses of the MMR vaccine has been administered. Measles is a highly contagious virus that can spread through coughing, sneezing, surfaces, or airspace. Those infected with measles can spread the rash to others four days before and four days after the rash appears.

For a copy of your immunization record or questions regarding the MMR vaccine, please contact your primary care provider or the Rock County Health Department at 608-757-5440 or 608-364-2010. Please visit our Immunization Resources page for information & eligibility requirements for immunization services provided by the Rock County Health Department. 

 

Measles Resources:

CDC Measles Webpage

Wisconsin Immunization Registry

Measles Fact Sheet from Wisconsin Division of Public Health: (English)    (Spanish)

 

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Twin City Foods, Inc. Recalls Frozen Cadia Organic Cut Spinach, Meijer Organics Chopped Spinach, Wild Harvest Organic Cut Leaf Spinach, and Wegmans Organic Just Picked Spinach Because of Possible Health Risk

Twin City Foods, Inc. of Stanwood, Washington is recalling the following products because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women. More Information.

Superior Foods, Inc., of Watsonville, CA is recalling 8,475 Cases Of Simply Balanced 10-oz Frozen Organic Chopped Spinach Distributed Exclusively At Target Stores.

This recall is based on a recall notice from one of Superior Foods, Inc., organic frozen spinach suppliers that Superior Foods, Inc., may have received organic spinach with the possible presence of Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women. More Information.

Trader Joe's Recalls Raw Walnuts Because of Possible Health Risk

Trader Joe’s Company is recalling Raw Walnuts because these products have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. More Information.

Frontier Co-op Initiates Voluntary Class 1 Recall Due to Possible Health Risk from Organic Garlic Powder

Frontier Co-op is voluntarily recalling several of its products manufactured with organic garlic powder that were sold under its Frontier and Simply Organic brands, and one product sold under the Whole Foods Market brand due to potential Salmonella contamination. To date, no illnesses have been associated with these products. More Information.

Kraft Foods Group Voluntarily Recalls Select Code Dates and Manufacturing Codes of Kraft Macaroni & Cheese Boxed Dinners Due to Possible Metal Pieces

Kraft Foods Group is voluntarily recalling approximately 242,000 cases of select code dates and manufacturing codes of the Original flavor of Kraft Macaroni & Cheese Dinner – due to the possibility that some boxes may contain small pieces of metal. The recalled product is limited to the 7.25-oz. size of the Original flavor of boxed dinner with the “Best When Used By” dates of September 18, 2015 through October 11, 2015, with the code “C2” directly below the date on each individual box. More Information.

Stoneridge Wholesale Division, LLC Recalls Pork Tenderloin Product Due To Misbranding And Undeclared Allergens

StoneRidge Wholesale Division, LLC, a Wautoma, Wis. establishment, is recalling approximately 31,851 pounds of pork tenderloin products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens. More Information.

See's Candies, Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Nuts in 8 oz Classic Red Heart with Assorted Chocolates

See’s Company of San Francisco is recalling all 8 oz Classic Red Hearts with Assorted Chocolates with bar code 737666091201 and stamped date L.A.N. 048/15 because it contains undeclared tree nuts. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to tree nuts (e.g.: almonds, walnuts, pecans, coconut) run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. More Information.

Bimbo Bakeries USA Issues Allergy Alert and Voluntary Regional Recall of Thomas', Sara Lee and Jewel Bagels Sold in Select Midwest States

Bimbo Bakeries USA is voluntarily recalling Thomas’, Sara Lee and Jewel Bagels because they may contain undeclared peanuts and almonds. People who have allergies to peanuts and almonds run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume the products. More Information.

 

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For 24/7 information or questions/concerns regarding Ebola,
please call 211 or a toll free number (1-844-684-1064).
This service is provided by Wisconsin Department of Public Health.

 
Wisconsin Department of Health Services   |   Centers for Disease Control


If you have additional questions,
please call the Rock County Health Department at 608-757-5440 or 608-364-2010.

Think Measles. Guidelines for Patient evaluation, Diagnosis and Management. Www.cdc.gov/measles/hcp/

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