Jackson County Public Health

Yellow alert extended for Jackson County

JACKSON COUNTY, Ore. — A yellow alert has been extended in Jackson County due to the longest period of accidental overdoses from illegal opioids. Jackson County Public Health issued the alert four weeks ago. They’re keeping it in place because of an …

Needle exchange program aims to protect drug users

JACKSON COUNTY, Ore. — Drug users in Jackson County can exchange old syringes for new ones, through the Jackson County Syringe Exchange Program. Public health said it’s to prevent the spread of bloodborne diseases associated with injections. “This program helps them stay …

Southern Oregon flu season: is the worst over?

JACKSON COUNTY, Ore. – According to The Jackson County Public Health Department influenza A or H1N1 is still circulating, but there have been fewer cases reported. Tanya Phillips with the Jackson County Public Health Department said this strain of the flu is …

Central Point teen catches the mumps virus

Central Point, Ore. — A Central Point teenager who is up to date with her vaccinations is sick with the mumps. When Kassidy woke up with swelling in her jaw, her family never expected that she had the mumps. Jaw swelling, dizziness, headache …