Lane County Public Health

Recorded On: September 15, 2017

Air Date: September 18, 2017

Dr. Patrick Luedtke M.D., M.P.H., Senior Public Health Officer for the Lane County Department of Public Health discussed what antimicrobial resistance is, how it occurs, how many people are impacted by it, what public health in Lane County is doing to fight it, and what you can do to protect yourself.

On the first day of testimony, a Lane County jury heard evidence involving the death of Lauren Jones, a University of Oregon student athlete who died in 2015 during an outbreak of meningicoccal disease.

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With this week’s heat wave, health officials are warning of dangers associated with leaving a child or pet in a car.  Last year nationwide, 39 children died after being left in cars. Already this year, 29 have died.

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A cat in Springfield has tested positive for rabies. Public health officials say cats, dogs and other pets should be vaccinated against the deadly disease.

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Lane County Public Health and the County Board of Commissioners (acting as Health Board) have honored an individual and an agency for excellence in public health.

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Lane County Public Health today (Friday) confirmed 11 outbreaks of Influenza-like-illness. The department reports seven people so far have died from the flu. As KLCC’s Tiffany Eckert reports, health officials are pushing the message of prevention in an effort to stop the spread of the virus.

Flu symptoms can include upper repertory distress, fever, chills, body aches, diarrhea. It’s also highly contagious. The current outbreaks and resulting deaths from Influenza have health officials on high alert.

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Since 2010, the case rate of syphilis has increased in Lane County by nearly 1000%, according to health officials.  KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.  

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A bird found dead in Eugene has tested positive for West Nile Virus. This is the first case reported in Lane County in 2016.

Professor Matt Sanders is a clinical psychologist from University of Queensland in Australia. He developed the Triple P-Positive Parenting Program designed to enhance parental engagement, reduce stigma and encourage positivity.

Immunization rates are significantly up in Lane County, that's according to new data released today by the Department of Health and Human Services.

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