Disease Data

January 2024 Disease Bulletin

Aseptic meningitis315
Botulism, foodborne2
Botulism, infant
Botulism, wound1
Elevated Blood Lead556692797
Group A Strep, invasive1477141
Haemophilus influenzae, invasive2676
Hepatitis A133
Hepatitis B691445
Hepatitis C2772331661416
Lyme disease1365
Mpox (Monkeypox)1
Neisseria meningitidis, invasive (Mening. disease)1
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)171384362184102
S. aureus, coag+, meth- or oxi- resistant (MRSA)112622324
Salmonellosis (excl S. Typhi and S. Paratyphi)251816491
Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC)115104
Spotted Fever Rickettsiosis2133
Streptococcal toxic-shock syndrome1
Streptococcus pneumoniae, invasive disease (IPD)7129
Syphilis, non-congenital203056494
Zika virus disease, non-congenital1

Influenza cases continues to rise in Idaho – The best ways to prevent illness are to wash your hands frequently, practice safe coughing and sneezing etiquette, and stay home when you are sick.

Shigella Outbreak – Spokane County is experiencing Shigella outbreak at this time, predominantly among those experiencing homelessness. Panhandle Health has identified cases in northern ID, but it is unknown at this time if they are related. Shigella is a bacterial infection spread through feces. Shigella can cause diarrhea, bloody stool, stomach pain and fever. The presence of all these symptoms should prompt individuals to seek medical attention. The best way to prevent illness wash your hands frequently after using the restroom or before preparing meals.

Lead in Cinnamon-flavored Applesauce Pouches – Certain brands of cinnamon-flavored applesauce pouches have been found to have high amounts of lead. Review the investigation and dispose of applesauce pouches in your home as necessary here. If you think you may have symptoms of lead toxicity after eating recalled fruit pouches, contact your healthcare provider.

PHD Flu Activity Level

Low – Level 1

Updated: May 15, 2024


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Panhandle Health District provides over 40 different public health programs to families, individuals and organizations in northern Idaho. From food and drinking water safety to health education and disease control, public health services are critical to ensure our community is a safe and healthy place to live, work and play.

The PHD team is made up of nurses, nutritionists, environmental health specialists, health educators and many other dedicated professionals with a common goal to deliver vital public health services.

Panhandle Health District is one of seven health districts in the state of Idaho.