Under state law, physicians, health care facilities, medical laboratories, and in certain circumstances, veterinarians and veterinary medical laboratories are required to report disease (including suspected diseases and deaths) to MDH.
There is no safe level of lead exposure for children. Even low levels of lead in blood have been shown to affect IQ, ability to pay attention, and school success. Children under the age of 6 are even more at risk of getting lead poisoning. Find out how Public Health can help with lead.
Good health starts in the home. Public Health offers tips for homes who are struggling with infections, such as lice, bedbugs, and mold.
Hepatitis B virus (HBV) can be passed from an infected pregnant woman to her child during birth. Without proper treatment and follow-up, approximately 40% of these infants will develop chronic hepatitis B infection.
A refugee is an individual from a foreign country who desires to immigrate due to persecution of some kind (political, religious, tribal), and is designated this status prior to arrival in the United States.
Scott County Public Health offers tuberculosis skin tests at the Public Health Satellite Office at the Scott County Workforce Center.