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The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) has issued a PM-10 Health Watch for Maricopa County, effective Friday, February 9, 2018. This health watch is due to pollution levels expected to approach the federal health standard.

This health watch includes the following restrictions:
Open burning and wood burning fireplace activity is restricted in Maricopa County. This includes individuals and businesses which have burn permits for open burning.

Please take action during the health watch by following the tips below:

The Coconino County Public Health Services District (CCPHSD) is offering free flu shots from 9 - 11:30 a.m., Feb. 7, at the CCPHSD Northern Region office, 467 Vista Ave. Page, Ariz. No appointment is needed.

Influenza (flu) is still at elevated levels in Coconino County. Health Officials recommend that individuals who have not received a flu vaccination get one now. Getting a flu shot can reduce the risk of getting the illness and lessen the severity of the symptoms and complications associated with the flu.

The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) has extended Thursday's PM-10 Health Watch for Maricopa County through Friday, February 2, 2018. This health watch is due to pollution levels expected to approach the federal health standard.

This health watch includes the following restrictions:
Open burning and wood burning fireplace activity is restricted in Maricopa County. This includes individuals and businesses which have burn permits for open burning.

Please take action during the health watch by following the tips below:

Flu is widespread in Arizona with 2,629 more cases reported than this time last year, the Arizona Department of Health Services announced today. As of Dec. 20, there have been 2,976 cases of flu reported compared to 347 for the same time period in 2016, which is a 758 percent increase in flu activity.

This is the highest number of seasonal cases this early since influenza tests became reportable. During the past two seasons, Arizona did not reach widespread activity until February.

National Park Service (NPS) and US Forest Service (USFS) fire managers, working together as the North Zone Interagency Fire Management Program, anticipate initiating more prescribed fire (Rx) treatments this week as weather and fuel moisture conditions allow on the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park.

Influenza (also known as flu) causes thousands of deaths each year. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that everyone six months and older gets a yearly flu shot. Getting vaccinated each year against flu protects you and the people around you who may be more vulnerable to serious illness due to the flu, such as pregnant women, young children, people age 65 and older, and people with asthma or other chronic medical conditions.

This week, during routine mosquito surveillance, the Pinal County Public Health Services District (PCPHSD) detected the first West Nile Virus (WNV) positive mosquitoes in the county this season, more specifically in the San Tan Valley area.  Mosquito surveillance data is used to help determine the risk of mosquito borne disease to Pinal County residents and visitors and it guides PCPHSD's disease prevention efforts.

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