Florida Division Of Health

Health DepartmentThe Department is lead by a Health Officer who’s entrusted with the responsibility of addressing the public well being issues of Elkhart County. Pursuant to this authority the Wilkes County Board of Health (hereinafter the Board of Health”) has been reviewing and considering the adoption and implementation of the new nationwide guidance for postexposure administration of canines and cats revealed March 1, 2016 by the National Association of Public Well being Veterinarians (NASPHV) in the Compendium of Animal Rabies Prevention and Control.

In 2004, the introduction of equine H3N8 to greyhounds at a Florida Dog track launched what has been an ongoing international epidemic of canine influenza (see EID Journal article Influenza A Virus (H3N8) in Canine with Respiratory Disease, Florida ).

The Kansas Division of Well being and Setting (KDHE), the Lawrence-Douglas County Well being Division, and the Johnson County Department of Well being and Setting (JCDHE) are investigating … Read More