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Clean, Separate, Cook, Chill

The Douglas County Health Department says it is important to remember to consistently follow certain safe food handling practices. The simple words Clean, Separate, Cook and Chill can serve as reminders to always handle food safely to reduce risk of ...

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Animal Rabies In Douglas County

From the Douglas County Health Dept. A bat sent to the State Public Health Laboratory this spring by the Douglas County Health Department tested positive for rabies. A follow-up investigation was conducted by the health department to identify any persons ...

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Heat-Related Illness Still a Threat

Although we have finally seen a break in the extremely hot weather, and even if you think you’re getting used to the triple-digit temperatures, you need to watch out for signs of heat-related illness. Forms of heat-related illness include heat ...

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Air Evac Will Move From West Plains

Headquarters Will Be Relocated to O’Fallon West Plains- On Wednesday, June 13 Air Evac Lifeteam, a provider of air medical transportation for rural communities, announced that they plan to move their corporate office from West Plains to O’Fallon, moving 120 ...

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Heat Related Illnesses Can Be Very Serious

People suffer heat-related illness when their bodies cannot properly cool themselves by sweating. Sweating is the body’s natural air conditioning, but when a person’s body temperature rises rapidly, sweating just isn’t enough. Heat-related illnesses can be serious and life threatening. ...

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