Safe Drug Disposal

March 15, 2017 | Environmental Health, Safety

  Is your medicine cabinet filled with expired drugs or medications you no longer use? Before you just toss them in the trash, please read further… Unused and expired pharmaceuticals are a public safety issue, with the potential to lead to poisoning, overdose, and abuse. If they are disposed of in the trash, they may […]

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Working Upstream

In 1854, London faced an outbreak of cholera. Dr. John Snow, believing the disease was transmitted through the mouth began investigating the cause of the outbreak, which included plotting the infected area on a map. The results led him to a water pump he suspected was the source of the outbreak. Dr. Snow had the […]

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West Nile Virus: Tips for Prevention

Ahhh the Sun. Summertime is here again in Montana: the season of long days, swimming, BBQs, and outdoor fun of all kinds. But before charging off into the great outdoors, take a few minutes to familiarize yourself with West Nile Virus and what the CDC says you can do to prevent it. A few minutes […]

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Heading to the Petting Zoo? Read this First!

Illnesses Prevention Associated with Live Animals at Petting Zoos & Fairs The Gallatin County Fair is upon us, and that means rides, fair food, and petting zoo fun! Petting zoos allow children of all ages to have the thrilling experience of coming face-to-face with animals. This interaction allows people to learn more about animals and […]

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Recreational Water Safety

Harmful algae blooms can occur in any standing body of water that is exposed to the sun. Some years, under certain conditions, the algal blooms may produce toxins which pose a health threat to animals and people. The algae responsible for algal blooms occur naturally and during spells of warm weather can multiply sufficiently to color […]

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Tips to prevent the spread of norovirus

Press release from the Montana Department of Health and Human Services Cold weather means more indoor time for many Montanans. Close contact indoors often helps spread illnesses, such as norovirus, anywhere people gather together. Holiday gatherings, schools and settings such as long-term care and assisted living facilities are especially vulnerable to outbreaks. “Norovirus can spread very […]

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Wildfire and Air Quality Update

The recent hazy and smoky sky above Bozeman is a reminder that wildfire season is still here. As a result of current wildfires, the air quality may vary in the next few weeks. The Montana Department of Environmental Quality has air quality monitoring stations throughout the state that can help you assess the smoke level […]

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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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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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