07/13/2018 Dane County Bird Tests Positive for West Nile Virus
Public Health Madison & Dane County (PHMDC) reports that a dead bird found in Dane County has West Nile virus.
06/29/2018 Stay Away from Blue-Green Algae Blooms
Over the last few days, widespread areas of blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) have been spotted throughout Madison area lakes.
06/29/2018 Protect Yourself from Severe Heat!
The National Weather Service has issued a Exc
06/22/2018 Protect Yourself from Flood Health Hazards
Recent heavy rains have created flood conditions in some areas of Dane County. Flood waters can carry with them many contaminants that can pose health risks, such as sewage, fertilizer, manure, gas, and pesticides.
06/15/2018 Protect Yourself in Severe Heat!
Temperatures are predicted to be dangerously hot with heat indices approaching 100° this weekend! The national weather service has issued a Heat Advisory from 1pm Saturday thru 7pm Sunday.
06/14/2018 Free Summer Food Program Launches June 18
An innovative partnership of public and nonprofit partners is addressing food insecurity for children and families in Madison again this summer.
06/07/2018 Public Health Works to Keep Swimming Water Safe
No one wants a day at the beach to make them sick.
05/16/2018 New Video: ‘Overdose Prevention – We Can All Save a Life’
Deaths and hospitalizations from opioid overdose continue to increase in Dane County.
05/11/2018 Public Health Madison & Dane County Launches New Website
Public Health Madison & Dane County (PHMDC) has launched a new website to provide the community with up-to-date information relating to public health issues, initiatives, pr
05/08/2018 Mayor Soglin Represents Madison at National Mayors’ Institute on Opioids
Mayor Paul Soglin is representing the City of Madison at the Mayors’ Institute on Opioids hosted by the National League of Cities (NLC), leading a four-member delegation representing the area, including Madison, Public Hea
05/04/2018 Fight the Bite: Take Steps to Prevent West Nile Virus
With the arrival of spring weather and some recent rainfall, it is time to be aware of the importance of preventing mosquito bites that can transmit West Nile Virus (WNV).
05/01/2018 Licenses for Short-Term Rentals in Madison Increasing
Many residents in Madison and Dane County are using websites such as Airbnb and VRBO to offer short-term rentals (STR) to travelers in their home for extra income.