The Monroe County Health Department declared a public health emergency Wednesday, the first step toward implementing a needle-exchange program.
Monroe County consistently ranks high in Indiana for children vaccination rates, and area officials plan to continue that progress.
Vigo County Health officials say the recent HIV outbreak in Scott County raised an awareness that HIV does exist in Indiana.
The Indiana State Department of Health insists it is not leaving Scott County, the epicenter of the HIV outbreak, anytime soon.
The number of cases of swine flu in the state is the same, even as more counties show evidence of the disease.
Health officials say TB is not active in those patients and there is no cause for concern.
The potential to bring bed bugs into a home is especially high this time of the year according to the health department.
Many physicians have been sending insured patients to public health clinics, which receive government funded vaccines.
Smoking is now banned in all public spaces in Vigo County except in bars and restaurants with a "smoking room."