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


A pool of mosquitoes has tested positive for West Nile Virus in Dawson County. The best defense against West Nile virus is protecting yourself with repellent and not giving mosquitoes a place to lay eggs and develop.

Mold is a common problem after flooding. Potential health effects and symptoms associated with mold exposures include allergic reactions, asthma and other respiratory complaints. There is no practical way to eliminate all mold and mold spores in the indoor environment; the way to control indoor mold growth is to control moisture. If mold is a problem in your home or school, you must clean up the mold and eliminate sources of moisture.

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.