Holt County Positive Mosquito Pool

Release Date:  Wednesday, July 27, 2016 Contact:  Heidi Hostert, Emergency Response Coordinator 402-336-2406 x211 heidi@ncdhd.ne.gov One mosquito pool in Holt County has tested positive for West Nile Virus. Across the state, twenty-four mosquito pools have tested positive for West Nile Virus.  In addition, the state of Nebraska has had three confirmed human cases. West Nile … Continue reading Holt County Positive Mosquito Pool

Tobacco Compliance Checks

Release Date:  Wednesday, July 6, 2016 Contact:  Whitney Abbott, Substance Abuse Prevention Coordinator 402-336-2406 x218 whitney@ncdhd.ne.gov The Nebraska State Patrol conducted Tobacco Compliance Checks within the nine counties of the North Central District of Nebraska. Of the 80 tobacco retailers who were visited, 71 were in compliance with Nebraska Tobacco Laws. Thus, the non-compliance rate … Continue reading Tobacco Compliance Checks

Let’s Be Blunt

Release Date:  Monday, July 11, 2016 Contact:  Whitney Abbott, Substance Abuse Prevention Coordinator 402-336-2406 x218 whitney@ncdhd.ne.gov The North Central District Health Department and the Area Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition would like to inform the public that K2 or “Spice” is a synthetic marijuana created in laboratories. People using K2 have reported the following side effects: … Continue reading Let’s Be Blunt

West Nile Virus Positive Bird

Release Date:  Monday, July 11, 2016 Contact:  Heidi Hostert, Emergency Response Coordinator 402-336-2406 x211 heidi@ncdhd.ne.gov  One dead American Blackbird in the North Central District Health Department Region (NCDHD) has tested positive for West Nile Virus. NCDHD traps mosquitoes in several locations across their region to test for West Nile Virus.  At this time, no mosquito … Continue reading West Nile Virus Positive Bird