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Case of Heartland virus found in Arkansas resident
Little Rock, Ark. - Arkansas has identified its first case of Heartland virus, a relatively new tickborne disease, in an individual living in the northwest part of the state. People become infected with Heartland virus through the bite of the Lone Star tick. Patients are most likely to Read More
Flu Vaccine Clinic at State Fairgrounds Oct. 27
(Little Rock, Ark.) - The Pulaski County Health Unit will provide flu vaccines at the Hall of Industry located at the Arkansas State Fairgrounds in Little Rock, on Tuesday, Oct. 27, from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. People should bring their insurance cards with them to the flu vaccine clinic. Read More
Lead Poisoning Prevention Week Oct. 25-31
(Little Rock, Ark.) - Childhood lead poisoning is considered the most preventable environmental disease among young children, yet around half a million children in the United States have blood lead levels above 5 micrograms per deciliter, the level at which Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), says public health Read More