Scott County Health Department
Health Department Features
Late Summer Virus Causing Illness - Enterovirus D68
Enterovirus EV-D68, is causing illness in Iowa and throughout the midwest. This virus, like other enteroviruses, appears to spread through close contact with infected people, and often begins like a cold. Symptoms include coughing and wheezing. Most people recover at home without complications, however, some people may get a severe respiratory illness. Infants, children, and teenagers, especially those with a history of ashma or those who have a condition that compromises their immune system, are most likely to become severely ill.
There are currently no medicines available to treat the viral infection, so it is best prevent the spread of the illness by following these tips.
- Wash hands often with soap and warm running water for 20 seconds. Hand sanitizers do not work as well against this virus.
- Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid kissing, hugging, and sharing cups and eating utensils with people who are sick.
- Clean frequently touched surfaces such as toys and doorknobs with a cleaning solution containing bleach.
Public Health Connection Newsletter
Scott County Health Department is now evaluating nutrition enviroments! Nutrition environments are places where you make decisions about what you eat. Surveys are being conducted at worksites, restaurants and stores to learn more about the types of food available and to make suggestions for improving the availablity of healthy foods. Learn more about this effort and choices you can make to improve your health in this month's Public Health Connection.
Scott County EPSDT Care For Kids Program
Need a doctor? Care for Kids can help! Care for Kids works with children and their families to establish and maintain medical and dental homes; assure that children are receiving regular health and dental check-ups; and helps families with rides to health care appointments. The goal of Care for Kids is to ensure that medical conditions are diagnosed and treated as early as possible. Follow the link below to learn more.
- Learn more I-SmileTM (Dental Home)
The Scott County Health Department is committed to promoting, protecting and preserving the health of the community by providing leadership and direction as advocates for the individual, the family, the community, and the environment we serve.
600 W. 4th St.
Davenport, Iowa 52801-1030 [ Map It ]
Phone: (563) 326-8618
Fax: (563) 326-8774
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Monday through Friday
except on holidays