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Food Safety Alert: Raw Oysters

Posted August 10, 2017
The City of Milwaukee Health Department is investigating cases of Vibriosis from raw oysters. Eating raw shellfish, like oysters, that are infected with bacteria can cause symptoms such as diarrhea, vomiting, and stomach pains. If you have recently eaten raw oysters and are experiencing symptoms, contact your health care provider.

Information on Vibriosis and Oysters

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Lead Poisoning Prevention

Updated February 13, 2017
The most common way children are exposed to high levels of lead is through chipping, peeling and cracking lead-based paint. But lead exposure can also occur through drinking water, soil and other materials. What can you do?

Get Lead Safe in Three: Visit Lead-Safe Milwaukee

Find Lead Poisoning Prevention Information & Resources


West Nile Virus Prevention

Posted August 15, 2017
West Nile virus is an illness spread through the bite of an infected mosquito. The City of Milwaukee Health Department monitors for reports of West Nile virus in birds, mosquitoes, and humans. Find information on protecting yourself and your family from mosquito bites here.


Medication Disposal

Posted August 15, 2017
Safely dispose of unwanted, unused or old prescription medications at drop boxes located citywide or by picking up free postage-paid mailing envelopes at participating locations.

Find information and locations here

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City Beach Water Quality Report
Posted August 22, 2017

Bradford Beach
McKinley Beach
South Shore Beach

More about our Beach Water Testing Program


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