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Posted on: September 22, 2022

Medical Examiner’s Office responds to recent wave of suspected overdose deaths

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The Kenosha County Medical Examiner’s Office has responded to four suspected overdose deaths since last week, Medical Examiner Patrice Hall announced today.

This latest wave of cases is a sad reminder of the danger of the use of illegal drugs and...

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Posted on: July 6, 2022

Suspected overdose deaths raise concerns in Medical Examiner’s Office

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Kenosha County Medical Examiner Patrice Hall is again warning of the dangers of drug use after her office responded to three suspected overdose deaths in a recent three-day period.

“While the specific causes of these deaths will not be confirmed until toxi...

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Posted on: April 28, 2022

Kenosha County Public Health now providing fentanyl test strips along with Narcan training

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Kenosha County Public Health is now supplying fentanyl test strips to people who receive Narcan training, Health Officer Dr. Jen Freiheit announced today.

The county this week accepted delivery of a supply of 2,000 test strips that it ordered recently, aft...

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Posted on: April 25, 2022

Medical examiner warns of dangers of drug use after 3 suspected overdose deaths in 4 days

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The Kenosha County Medical Examiner’s Office has responded to three suspected overdose deaths in four days, renewing concerns about the dangers of illegal drugs that may be laced with fentanyl and other deadly substances.

Medical Examiner Patrice...

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Posted on: December 2, 2021

Amid local and national spikes in overdose deaths, life-saving resources remain available

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Drug overdose deaths in Kenosha County increased by 57 percent during a recent 12-month period compared with the year prior, far surpassing a disturbing national trend, leaders of the Kenosha County Opioid Task Force announced today.

During the 12-month sp...

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Posted on: October 26, 2021

Opioid Task Force warns of presence of fentanyl in illegal drugs, counterfeit prescriptions

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A powerful opioid that can cause a deadly overdose with just a small amount is appearing in many illegal drugs and counterfeit prescriptions, members of the Kenosha County Opioid Task Force are cautioning the community. 

The Kenosha County Sheriff...

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Posted on: April 30, 2021

Medical examiner reports 2 more suspected overdose deaths since last week

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Kenosha County has seen two more suspected overdose deaths in the past week, Medical Examiner Patrice Hall announced today.

This is the second straight week with two such cases and is the continuation of an unfortunate increase in what appear to be drug-re...

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Posted on: April 23, 2021

Medical examiner alerts community after 2 suspected overdose deaths within the past week

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Kenosha County Medical Examiner Patrice Hall is reminding the community of the dangers of drug use following a pair of suspected overdose deaths last weekend.

These cases, both involving adults in the City of Kenosha, came just weeks after the Kenosha Coun...

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Posted on: December 18, 2020

Medical examiner calls on community to stay home during the holidays

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Citing a marked uptick in case volume in her office in recent months, Kenosha County Medical Examiner Patrice Hall is strongly urging people to stay home and avoid gatherings this holiday season as COVID-19 continues to claim lives.

“The numbers are stark,...

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