Measles Threaten Unvaccinated Local Kids

MEDFORD, Ore. — Oregon is on high alert for Measles after being named one of six states facing the highly contagious disease after the Disneyland outbreak. Doctors said there has been one documented case of Measles in Oregon so far. Jackson County Health and Human Services medical director Jim Shames said Measles is one of … Continue reading »

Rise in Flu Cases in Southern Oregon

MEDFORD, Ore. — According to Jackson County Health Officials, we are at a peak time for the flu for our area. There have already been a handful of flu-related deaths in the state, with elderly and young children being the most at-risk. The Ashland School District sent out a letter to parents this week saying … Continue reading »

New Jackson County Health Building

MEDFORD, Ore. — Jackson County Health and Human Services is preparing to move into a brand new building on Holly Street in downtown Medford. The new building took years of planning, and millions in county funds. Jackson County officials held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday morning and gave a first look into the new … Continue reading »

Monitored Person Cleared of Ebola Risk

MEDFORD, Ore. — A person in Jackson County who was under monitoring for potential Ebola risk has now been cleared by county health officials. Jackson County Health and Human Services said Friday that a Person Under Monitoring (PUM) has now successfully completed their 21 days of surveillance and are no longer at risk for developing … Continue reading »

Health Department Adds New Employees

MEDFORD, Ore. — More than a dozen positions will be added to the Jackson County Health and Human Services department after it was awarded several state grants. Jackson County commissioners signed off on the additions Tuesday morning at their weekly staff meeting. The department won five state grants, which will add the equivalent of 14 … Continue reading »