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    Ebola (CDC)

    Ebola Virus Disease 

    The City of Racine Health Department continues to closely
    follow the Ebola outbreak currently affecting West Africa, as well as cases that are treated or diagnosed outside of that region.

    Ebola is spread through direct contact with an infected individual's bodily fluids, and is not spread through the air,
    water, or in food.

    For the most up-to-date information, please visit the following resources: 

     • U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 

     • Wisconsin Department of Health Services     

    All travelers who have been to West Africa within the
    past 21 days are asked to contact the City of Racine
    Health Department at (262) 636-9108.






    Enterovirus EV-D68 

    Non-polio enteroviruses are very common viruses, with around10 to 15 million enterovirus infections occurring in the UnitedStates annually. There are more than 100 types of enteroviruses, including EV-D68. 

    For more information on enteroviruses and EV-D68, please visit the following resources: 

     U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 

                                                                                                   Wisconsin Department of Health Services 

                                                                                                   • Prevent the Spread of EV-D68 (Infographic) 



    Hello, I'm Dottie-Kay Bowersox, Racine's Public Health Administrator. Welcome to the City of Racine Health Department website. Our objective is to serve you and promote a healthy community in Racine.

    Check this site for information on health issues, plus resources to keep your family, home, business, and the community safe. We offer informative documents that you can open on your computer or print for easy reference; many are available in Spanish or other languages.

    One way to promote a healthy community is by providing recreational opportunities such as a visit to the beach. North Beach is one of Racine's two Lake Michigan bathing beaches. It was the first Blue Wave Certified beach in Wisconsin and the second on the Great Lakes, holding that honor continuously since 2004. North Beach has been recognized elsewhere as well, including as one of the "Top 7 Urban Beaches in the Midwest" and "25 Coolest Midwest Lake Vacation Spots" by Midwest Living Magazine.


    Other recreational opportunities in the community include: 



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