Steamboat briefs: VNA: Child diagnosed with flu type in Routt County
April 24, 2010
Steamboat Springs — A child in Routt County recently was diagnosed with Haemophilus influenzae type B disease, according to a news release from the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association. Two adults and seven children in the county have been identified as close contacts, the release stated.
"Several of the children are under-immunized against Hib disease, resulting in recommending prophylaxis for all the contacts," the release stated.
They have been told to contact their medical providers as soon as possible. Hib can cause pneumonia, meningitis, joint, blood, ear and skin infections, the release stated. Severe Hib affects mainly children younger than 5. It is transmitted through secretions from the nose or mouth. Symptoms can include fever, stiff neck, drowsiness, irritability, sudden vomiting, or infection of the skin or joint that is tender or swollen, the release stated.
Most children receive Hib vaccinations, but a 2007-09 shortage of the vaccine resulted in children younger than 1 not receiving it. For more information, call the VNA at 879-1632 or the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment at 970-270-8669.
CMC registration is under way in Steamboat Springs
Registration for Colorado Mountain College's summer semester is under way in Steamboat Springs and via distance learning. Some classes start the week of May 10, but most classes start the week of May 17, and additional classes start throughout the semester, according to a news release.
Each household should receive a course schedule in the mail. In addition, more information and registration is available at http://www.coloradomtn.edu/register or by visiting he Alpine Campus, 1330 Bob Adams Drive or calling 870-4444.
Students new to the college and those who have not taken classes within the past 10 months need to register in person. Students who have taken classes within the past 10 months also can sign up by mail, phone, fax or online.
Registration for tee ball starts in Hayden this week
Registrations are being taken for tee ball for Hayden children ages 4 to 7. Registration is available at Hayden Valley Elementary School and must be back to the elementary school by Friday.