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Health dept. to move to electronic records

Marion County?s burden of storing boxes of county health records in limited storage space may soon be relieved by switching to electronic rather than paper records. The Marion County Board of Commission approved Monday that the health department apply for about $17,000 in state sharing funds administered through Wichita State Univer?sity for a Patagonia computer electronic records system. Department administrator […]

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Health dept. issues rabies alert for county

? Three positive cases reported since March. With three positive cases of rabies reported in Marion County since March, the county health department issued an alert Satur?day that residents be aware of the situation. The rabies cases included a skunk and two calves, according to Diedre Serene, administrator. Rabies is a fatal viral disease in people and animals, according to […]

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Health dept. warns of red measles outbreak

? Kids without shots a factor in most cases. Marion County Health Department Administrator Diedre Serene confirmed Monday at the county commission meeting that the potential for a red measles outbreak here is high. Commissioner Randy Dallke noted the spread of the disease across the states from California, and asked if the county and the state here have the same […]

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