Posts with the tag: "Diedre Serene"

Whooping cough cases on the rise

The Marion County Health Department has been investigating an increased number of whooping cough cases in the county. Whooping cough, also known as pertussis, is a bacterial disease that is easily transmitted from person to person. It is spread through the air during talking, sneezing or coughing. It can be a serious illness, especially for young infants. Diedre Serene, department ...

FIRST AID: County Preparedness Fair unveiled to help prepare families for disaster crises

Jim Philpot of the Marion County sheriff?s office fingerprints one young man while his older brother looks as part of the department?s Child Identification program, one many services available to families at the Saturday fair.

With more than 260 people taking advantage of the opportunity in its first year, organizers say the first Marion County Prepared?ness Fair was a success. ?We?re very happy with how things went, we?ve already started planning for next year,? said Randy Frank, director of the county?s Emergency Man?age?ment office. The fair was open from 10 a. m. to 3 ...