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The Iowa Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) reports today a probable case of monkeypox virus infection in an adult in North Central Iowa. There are NO cases in JONES county at this time. More information can be found here.

The Iowa Deartment of Health and Human Services (HSS) reports today a probable infection of Naegleria fowleri from the Lake of Three Fires in Taylor County, Iowa. The lake has been temporarily closed for testing. Infections remain rare and are NOT in JONES county. More information can be found here.

Updated Lake of Three Fires closure:  

With testing now complete, DNR will reopen the beach at Lake of Three Fires on Thursday, July 28, 2022, with signage informing swimmers of the presence of Naegleria fowleri and risk of PAM.

A fact sheet on Naegleria fowleri can be found here. A fact sheet about safe ritual nasal rinsing can be found here.

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