Press Releases

The latest press releases issued by Two Rivers Public Health Department.


Nebraska has had a significant number of clinical cases of West Nile Virus. In the Two Rivers Jurisdiction, as of 9/14/18, there are 4 confirmed cases of West Nile Virus and 8 cases under investigation.

Dawson County NE--
The first person to test positive for West Nile Virus in the Two Rivers Public Health Department district is located in Dawson County. To date, this is the 4th human case of West Nile Virus in Nebraska.

West Nile Virus has been detected in mosquitoes in Phelps County Nebraska as of 6/29/18. When mosquitoes bite they may transfer the virus to humans, horses, and birds. This illness may cause headaches, fatigue, swollen lymph nodes, and rashes. Please contact the health department if you have any questions.

Holdrege, NE ---
An influenza death was reported in the Two Rivers Public Health Department’s (TRPHD) jurisdiction on March 23, 2018. This is the first influenza death reported in the Two Rivers jurisdiction during the 2017-2018 influenza season. Influenza is still circulating within the Two Rivers jurisdiction.