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Comanche County Health Department
Managing Pain Presentation
Community Baby Shower
Are you or someone you know expecting? You’re invited to join us at the 2nd Annual Community Baby Shower! The overall goal of the Community Baby Shower is to educate parents and caregivers, and to connect them with resources and support within our community. In addition to great information, this event will include activities, prizes, and refreshments! The Community Baby Shower is open to all expecting and new parents and caregivers. There is no cost to attend, and no need to RSVP!
Comanche County’s Second Annual Community Baby Shower - Located at Comanche County Fairgrounds Annex Building.
2015 Waddle Run – Glowing for 40 Weeks
Come celebrate Prematurity Awareness Month by participating in the Waddle Run! The purpose of this 5K Glow Run is to bring awareness to premature birth, and to educate on the importance of waiting until 40 weeks of pregnancy to deliver unless medically necessary. This event is open to EVERYONE- no need to be pregnant to "waddle" with us!
To register for the Waddle Run, you may visit the Fitness in Action series website, or follow the link: Registration Website . Packet pick-up will be available on Friday, November 13th from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. at the Comanche County Health Department, and also from 4:00-5:30 p.m. at Elmer Thomas Park - Holiday House on race day. The packet will include race bib and t-shirt. "Glow gear" will be handed out near the starting line prior to the race.
Chase Morris Sudden Cardiac Arrest Prevention Act
Approved Providers for Sudden Cardiac Arrest training courses for coaches
Provider: National Federation of High Schools
Provider: Sports Safety International
Comanche County Health Assessment and Survey 2015
School Immunizations - 2015-2016
School immunization laws are one of the most effective ways to prevent disease outbreaks. Outbreaks of diseases such as diphtheria, polio, and measles were common in schools before vaccines were available. Schools were major sites for transmission of these diseases. School immunization laws work and now these diseases have almost vanished from the United States.
This link provides information for parents, school administrators and staff, and health care professionals, on immunization requirements for school attendance in Oklahoma and information for lesson plans to educate students about vaccine-preventable diseases and vaccines.
West Nile virus (WNV) is a reportable disease in Oklahoma. Cases and deaths for 2015 have been confirmed in Oklahoma. Persons are at greatest risk of exposure to infected mosquitoes from July through October in our state. Persons of any age can become ill after being bitten by an infected mosquito, but those over the age of 50 are at greater risk of developing serious illness involving the nervous system. Over 80% of people infected with the virus never become ill. If people do become ill, most cases are mild with symptoms such as a fever, headache, tiredness and body aches that go away on their own. Some people may develop a rash on the trunk of the body. In more severe cases, persons can develop meningitis or other neurologic disease.
There are over 60 species of mosquitoes in Oklahoma, some of which may carry disease. The species differ in how they look. They also differ in how they act, such as how aggressive they are when they bite, where they breed, and when they are the most active. The mosquito population boom that has resulted from the excessive recent rainfall does not foretell a more severe WNV season. The type of mosquitoes that hatch after severe flooding are primarily the species of mosquitoes classified as “nuisance mosquitoes”. They bite aggressively and cause lots of itchy bites, but they are not typically involved with transmission of diseases. Floodwater mosquito populations tend to die out 3 weeks after the rains stop and the sun dries out affected low lying areas. The following are links for more information regarding mosquitoes:
Severe Weather Alerts
E-Cigarettes & Other Vapor Products
E-cigarettes and vapor products have become increasingly popular and accessible in Oklahoma, which has raised many questions about these currently unregulated products. These links provide information about the public health perspective regarding e-cigarettes and resources to support state agencies in implementing the Governor’s Executive Order prohibiting the use of e-cigarettes and vapor products in state property.
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