Public health alert issued in Dane County following suspected rise in opioid overdoses
MADISON, Wis. — Health officials have issued a public health alert in response to an increase in suspected opioid overdoses in Dane County, according to a news release from Tuesday.
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services identified 11 suspected opioid overdoses last week alone.
Public Health Madison and Dane County issued the alert as a way to raise community awareness among the public and health professionals.
The release said health officials do not know what is driving the recent change in overdoses.
Last wk local hospitals saw 11 suspected opioid overdoses; this is higher than we would expect: https://t.co/0jkx238Iun
For those struggling w/addiction during COVID-19, Safe Communities has a Dane Co. 24/7 helpline. Make a free call to 608-228-1278 & talk to a Recovery Coach. pic.twitter.com/ttsAPk5C39
— @publichealthmdc (@PublicHealthMDC) April 7, 2020
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