Local Hospitals Prepare for Ebola

EUGENE, Ore. — Now that Ebola is confirmed in the United States, what are the chances of it reaching the Pacific Northwest and Oregon? Like any disease or virus, health officials say it’s possible Ebola could reach Lane County. But public health and local hospitals are working together to be prepared if it reaches the … Continue reading »

Lane Co. Monitoring Mystery Virus

LANE COUNTY, Ore.– The Lane County Public Health Department is keeping an eye on┬áthe mystery illness, that is continuing to sicken thousands of children in at least 12 states throughout the US. The culprit is believed to be Enterovirus 68, but this isn’t the first outbreak in the US. “It does circulate every few years. … Continue reading »

Potential Norovirus Outbreak

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Residents at a Springfield senior care facility are changing their daily habits as Lane County Public Health investigates a potential Norovirus outbreak at the facility. Health officials said a large amount of patients at Emeritus Senior Living have symptoms of a stomach virus. The facility reports to public health when there’s a … Continue reading »

Flu Season Continues

EUGENE, Ore. — Lane County health workers said the number of flu cases reported is slowing down from the spike we saw in early January. The Health Department also says the vaccine shortage is over. The department and many local pharmacies ordered more of the vaccine after running out earlier in the month. Since this … Continue reading »