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.
Beloit International Film Festival (BIFF) Presents:
A BIFF CARES Film, "Someone You Love, The HPV Epidemic"
Saturday, January 31 -2 P.M.
Janesville Ramada-Grand Ballroom *
Saturday, February 21-7:30 P.M.
La Casa Grande-Beloit
Friday, February 28-2 P.M.
Schubert's Luxury 10*-Beloit
Sunday, March 1-2 P.M.
Tickets can be purchased online for $8.00 or $9.00 at the Door /$5.00 for students (with ID).
*There will be a panel discussion by Beloit Health System healthcare experts after the screening.
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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.
REO Spice & Seasoning, Inc Voluntarily Recalls REO Country Style Chili Seasoning Due to Undeclared Peanut Allergens
REO Spice & Seasoning, INC Huntsville, TX is recalling certain REO Country Style Chili Seasoning packages after learning that one ingredient purchased from a supplier may contain peanut protein allergens that are not declared on the products’ ingredient statements. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts run the risk of serious or life threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. More information.
Alert On Undeclared Milk Allergens in "Streit's Dark Chocolate Coins"
Aron Streit, Inc. of New York, NY is recalling its .5 ounce packages of "Streit's Dark Chocolate Coins" because they may contain undeclared milk allergens. Consumers who are allergic to milk allergens may run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product. More information.
Aleias Gluten Free Foods, LLC Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Peanut Protein in Parmesan Croutons and Classic Croutons
Aleias Gluten Free Foods, LLC has issued a voluntary and precautionary recall of certain lots of its 8 ounce Parmesan Croutons and Classic Croutons because they may contain undeclared peanut protein. People who have an allergy to peanuts run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. More information.
Arcadia Tradings Inc. Recalls Red Thread Fish Due To Possible Health Risk
Arcadia Trading Inc. of Brooklyn, N.Y. is recalling all packages of Red Thread Fish because they are uneviscerated. The product comes in a 7 oz. heat sealed plastic bag. More information.
Illinois Firm recalls Chicken Steak Products Due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens
Aspen Foods Div. of Koch Foods, Inc., a Chicago, Ill. establishment, is recalling approximately 1,140 pounds of chicken steak products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens. More information.
Gilster - Mary Lee Corp. Issues an Allergen Alert for Undeclared Almonds in Market Pantry Honey & Oat Mixers Ready to Eat Cereal
Gilster-Mary Lee of Chester, Illinois, is voluntarily recalling one lot of Market Pantry Honey & Oat Mixers Ready to Eat cereal because it may contain undeclared almonds. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to almonds run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. More information.
Eillien's Candies, Inc. Voluntarily Recalls various Sizes and Brands of Walnut Pieces Because of Possible Health Risk
Eillien's Candies Inc. announced today that it is voluntarily recalling various sizes and brands of Walnut Pieces because some of these products may be contaminated with Salmonella. More information.
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.
If you have additional questions,
please call the Rock County Health Department at 608-757-5440 or 608-364-2010.
3328 N US Hwy 51
Janesville, WI 53545
61 Eclipse Center
Beloit, WI 53511
PO Box 1088
Janesville, WI 53547-1088
Karen Cain, RN, MS