Jackson County Public Health

New data shows STDs at an all-time high in JaCo

JACKSON COUNTY, Ore. — Sexually transmitted diseases continue to rise across the country, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Its latest report shows the highest increase in the three most commonly reported cases the CDC has ever seen. Jackson …

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 …