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Kansas Department of Health and Environment Reports on Third Year of Statewide Survey of Mothers 04/16/2021Topeka – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has released its third annual report from the Kansas Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS). The 2019 PRAMS Surveillance Report provides insight from women who were interviewed in the months following the birth of their infant, about their health and experiences around the time of pregnancy. Forty-seven states participate
Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for McPherson County Rural Water District No. 1, McPherson County 04/15/2021TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for McPherson County Rural Water District No. 1 public water supply system, located in McPherson County. The advisory was issued because of a water main break, resulting in a loss of pressure in the distribution system. Public water suppliers in Kansas take all measures necessary to notify customers
Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the Cheney State Park Marina, Reno County 04/14/2021 TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the Cheney State Park Marina public water supply system, located in Reno County. The advisory was issued by the system because of a loss of pressure in the distribution system caused by a water pump malfunction. Public water suppliers in Kansas take all measures necessary to notify customers
Boil Water Advisory Issued for McPherson County Rural Water District No. 1, McPherson County. 04/14/2021TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for McPherson Rural Water District No. 1, located in McPherson County. This advisory is not related to Covid-19. Customers should observe the following precautions until further notice: • If your tap water appears dirty, flush the water lines by letting the water run until it clears. • Boil water for o
KDHE Issues Air Quality Health Advisory Due to Prescribed Burns 04/14/2021 For Immediate Release April 14, 2021 KDHE Issues Air Quality Health Advisory due to Prescribed Burns TOPEKA – Prescribed burning within the Flint Hills region yesterday has contributed to elevated air pollutant levels for parts of southern Kansas, including Wichita, this morning. Additional burning today will continue to impact air quality for the southern Flint Hills westward, including
Brazilian Variant identified in Sedgwick County 04/13/2021TOPEKA – A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Emerging Variant known as the Brazilian or P.1 variant has been identified in an individual in Sedgwick County. A case investigation is being conducted to determine how the person became infected with this particular variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, as well as, if others may have been exposed. No further details will be released concernin
Kansas Pauses Johnson & Johnson Administration 04/13/2021TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) announces that Kansas will pause administration of the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) COVID-19 vaccine following an announcement from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) this morning. There are reports of six recipients in the United States who developed a rare disorder involvin
KDHE amends travel quarantine list 04/08/2021 TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has amended its travel quarantine list to add several states and countries – Connecticut and Pennsylvania and the countries of Andorra, Bermuda, Curacao, Poland, Serbia and Uruguay. Two countries, Czechia and Montenegro are removed. A comprehensive list of those individuals needing to quarantine includes visitors and Kansans who hav
Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the City of Bennington, Ottawa County 04/02/2021TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Bennington public water supply system located in Ottawa County. The advisory was issued by the system because of a hydrant replacement, resulting in a loss of pressure in the distribution system. Public water suppliers in Kansas take all measures necessary to notify customers quickly
South African Variant identified in Finney County 04/02/2021TOPEKA – A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Emerging Variant known as the South African variant has been identified in Kansas. An individual Finney County was found to have the B.1.351 variant. A case investigation is being conducted to determine how the person became infected with this particular variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, as well as if others may have been exposed. No furth
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