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Seasonal Flu Vaccine Information


2013-2014 VIS Statement


Seasonl Flu Adult Consent Form

2013 Consent forms


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Great American Smokeout PDF Print E-mail


The Great American Smokeout

This year, Thursday, November 21, 2013, will mark the 38th GREAT AMERICAN SMOKEOUT.


Each year smokers are encouraged to use the date to make a plan to quit or to plan in

advance an important step towards a healthier life, one that can lead to reducing cancer risk.


Tobacco use remains the single largest preventable cause of disease and premature death

in the U.S., yet about 43.8 million Americans still smoke cigarettes;


Nearly 1 in every 5 adults. As of 2010, there were also 13.2 million cigar smokers in the U.S.

and 2.2 million who smoke tobacco in pipes and other dangerous and addictive forms of tobacco.


More Information About Quitting

Quitting is hard, but you can increase your chances of success with help.

The American Cancer Society can tell you about the steps you can take to quit smoking and provide

quit-smoking programs, resources and support that can increase your chances of quitting successfully.

Call ACS at 1-800-227-2345 to learn about the available tools.

If you want to quit smoking or know someone who does, Nov. 21st is as good a day as any to start a new tobacco-free life.

For more information, contact the American Cancer Society, American Lung Association or your health care provider.

By asking someone not to smoke for one day, the hope is that they will see they can quit and build on it day by day.

The Nebraska Tobacco Quitline can help you quit tobacco for good.

The toll-free Quitline, 1-800-784-8669 (1-800-QUIT-NOW), gives Nebraska residents 24/7, FREE access to counseling and support services.

Calls are answered by trained cessation counselors who give you a choice of services, including: telephone counseling,

self-help materials, referrals to community programs or a combination of these.

All information you provide to the Quitline is confidential.

Only you can choose to quit tobacco. But once you’ve made the decision, the Nebraska Tobacco Quitline can help you be successful.

and quit smoking that day. By quitting, even for one day, smokers will be taking



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West Nile Press Release PDF Print E-mail

Burwell– Loup Basin Public Health Department continues to get notifications of new human cases of West Nile virus in the district.

Since the rain arrived so have the mosquitoes and we continue to see high numbers of positive mosquitoes in the area.

Mosquitoes and West Nile virus will continue to be a concern until a hard freeze.

To avoid mosquito bites, the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services recommends:

    • Applying mosquito spray containing DEET, Picaridin or oil of lemon eucalyptus according to the package directions
    • Wearing a long-sleeved shirt, pants and socks
    • Not going out at dawn and dusk when mosquitoes are most active

It is also important to drain standing water or use mosquito dunks to stop mosquitoes from hatching.

Symptoms of WNV can vary, according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC).

· Most people will not show any symptoms at all.

· Up to  one out of every five people who become infected have symptoms such as fever, headache and body aches, nausea, vomiting,

and sometimes swollen lymph glands or a skin rash on the chest, stomach and back.

· A few people will develop severe illness.  Severe symptoms can include high fever, headache, neck stiffness, stupor, disorientation,

coma, tremors, convulsions, muscle weakness, vision loss, numbness and paralysis.

For more information, please see our website: or call our office at: 1.866.522.5795 or 346.5795.



Hours / Location PDF Print E-mail

Office Location: 934 I St  Burwell, NE 68823

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 995 Burwell, NE 68823

Phone: 308.346.5795

Toll Free: 866.522.5795

Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday

Flu Shot Clinic Schedule 2013 PDF Print E-mail

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Our Staff

Chuck Cone



Sarah Dowdy

Wellness Coordinator


Mary Drudik, LPN

Environ. Health Educator

Cindy Ference, MSN, RN

Public Health Nurse

Holly Mann, RN

Public Health Nurse

Danielle Thoene

Emergency Response


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