Tag Archives: Public Health


Oregon Governor Kate Brown and officials with the Oregon Health Authority responded Friday to Thursday’s move by the Oregon Court of Appeals which granted a temporary stay of OHA rules that ban the sale of flavored nicotine vaping products at retail stores. Source: GOVERNOR/HEALTH OFFICIALS RESPOND TO STAY ON BAN – KQEN News Radio

Crook County reports first horse case of West Nile virus

‘Critical that all horses be vaccinated’ West Nile virus, a disease spread by mosquitoes, has been detected in a horse in Crook County, the first case in 15 years of testing, according to Oregon Public Health officials and the Crook County Health Department. Source: Crook County reports first horse case of West Nile virus – […]
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Azar | President Trump is making progress on opioids

Since President Trump’s first day in office, and from my first day as his health secretary, our country’s opioid crisis has been one of our most challenging missions. But there were always sources of inspiration: We heard from the Americans on the front lines of the fight against addiction, and we set about bringing them […]
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STDS on the rise: Cases of 3 common infections reach all-time highs in the US

Combined cases of gonorrhea, chlamydia and syphilis have risen to unprecedented numbers for the fifth consecutive year in the United States, according to a new STD report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Health officials are raising alarm about a rise in STDs across the United States. For the fifth consecutive year, combined […]
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Editorial: Vaping ban rules, enforcement on the way

Friday, Oct. 4, Gov. Kate Brown ordered a 180-day ban on the sale of flavored vaping products, effective immediately. Her action was expected: With two of the nation’s 20 vaping deaths this year coming from Oregon, it makes sense to find out what the problem is before allowing flavored vaping products back on the market. […]
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County health departments hosting baby shower events throughout Central Oregon

Expecting and new parents will be connected with resources and information. The Central Oregon Perinatal Care Team — operated by Crook, Deschutes and Jefferson counties’ health departments — is hosting a series of community baby shower events throughout Central Oregon on Oct. 18-19 with the goal of connecting new and expecting parents to resources and […]
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Residents raise concerns over mosquito population in Coos County

 The Coos County Board of Commissioners heard from more than a handful of residents Tuesday morning regarding their concerns over the county’s increased mosquito population. A group of citizens, mostly from Coquille, informed commissioners of the recent influx of mosquitoes around their homes and the number of challenges they impose. Source: Residents raise concerns over […]
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OHA suggests 6-month ban on vaping sales amid escalating vaping-related illness crisis

State health officials told the governor Friday that banning vape sales for half a year could help stem the vaping-related illness crisis that has already killed two Oregonians and sickened at least three more. The “moratorium” would bar sales of nicotine, tobacco and cannabis vape products, both in brick-and-mortar stores and online. Source: OHA suggests […]
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Opinion: Oregon must continue to protect the air we breathe

Oregon has a long and proud history of pushing the envelope on environmental protection and livability, whether it’s ensuring public access to our rugged shoreline or leading the nation in driving hybrid and electric vehicles. Source: Opinion: Oregon must continue to protect the air we breathe – oregonlive.com

Vaping-related lung illness: What we know about the mysterious illnesses and death 

State Library Ed. Note: If you cannot access this story via the link below, state employees can access this Washington Post story HERE via the State Library’s subscription to the US Newstream database. Alternatively, state employees can contact us for access: library.help@state.or.us or 503-378-8800. Health officials, lawmakers and parents have been raising alarms about vaping for a couple of years, warning […]
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