World Hepatitis Day

World Hepatitis Day is recognized annually on July 28th to raise awareness of hepatitis and to encourage screening and prevention efforts. ‘Hepatitis’ means inflammation of the liver and is often caused by a virus. The most common types of hepatitis are A, B, and C. Hepatitis A is spread when a person ingests food or […]

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New Vaccine Requirements for School Attendance

Parents: As you may have heard, there are new vaccine requirements for school attendance. As a result of House Bill 158, students are now required to be vaccinated against varicella (chickenpox) and must receive a pertussis booster vaccine prior to entering 7th grade. This law goes into effect October 1, 2015. To ensure consistent and […]

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Dining Out with Family? Read The Latest Restaurant Inspection Reports.

By Environmental Health Services Summer in Bozeman brings people out to gather with friends and family and enjoy Gallatin County’s many wonderful restaurants. Now, with even more establishments to choose from, you’ll find many reasons to get out on the town. But before you head out the door, why not check up on your go-to […]

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Tick-borne Illnesses

Ticks are non-insect arthropod arachnids closely related to spiders, scorpions, and mites. They are important to humans because they feed on animals and can pass diseases to people, pets, wildlife, and livestock. In Montana, ticks are capable of transmitting several tick-borne illnesses to people: Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever (RMSF) Colorado Tick Fever Tularemia (commonly known […]

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