Internos de la Prisión Estatal de Utah reciben tratamiento contra la sarna tras un brote

Salt Lake City—Un brote de sarna en una sección de la Correccional Estatal de Utah cerrará algunas áreas a los visitantes y pondrá en cuarentena a los reclusos de la...
Last updated: September 22, 2023

Utah inmates receiving treatment for scabies during outbreak

An outbreak of scabies in a section of the Utah State Correctional Facility will close some areas to visitors and quarantine inmates in the infected unit....
Last updated: September 22, 2023

Utahns encouraged to protect themselves from respiratory illness this fall and winter

COVID-19, flu, and RSV vaccines are now available Salt Lake City— Vaccines against COVID-19, flu and RSV (respiratory syncytial virus) are now available to help Utahns avoid winter respiratory infections....
Last updated: September 12, 2023

CDC expands recommendations for use of bivalent COVID-19 booster

Salt Lake City—Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) expanded recommendations for the use of the COVID-19 bivalent vaccine for children as young as 6 months of age. ...
Last updated: December 9, 2022

Respiratory illness is increasing in Utah

Now is the time to get your flu and COVID-19 shot Salt Lake City—Hospitals across the country are experiencing an increase in very sick patients from respiratory illnesses like flu...
Last updated: November 15, 2022

First human case of West Nile virus confirmed in Utah for 2022

Salt Lake City—Public health officials confirmed the first positive human case of West Nile virus (WNV) in Weber Morgan Health District about a month after WNV was found in mosquitoes...
Last updated: November 15, 2022

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