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FluView: Weekly Surveillance from the CDC

FluView: Weekly Surveillance from the CDC

Click here for key updates regarding flu virus activity for the 2019/2020 season.

Why romaine lettuce keeps getting recalled for E. coli contamination

Why romaine lettuce keeps getting recalled for E. coli contamination

| 11/26/19

Once again, just in time for Thanksgiving, millions of people have been told their romaine lettuce might be contaminated with a toxic

Food Safety Tips for the Holidays

Food Safety Tips for the Holidays

| 11/26/19

Feasting with family and friends is part of many holiday celebrations. Follow these simple tips from the Centers for Disease

What You Need to Know about Vaping

What You Need to Know about Vaping

| 10/3/19

Click here for detailed information from the CDC about health concerns due to vaping. For information on how to quit,

Nearly half of private wells sampled on Cape have PFAS

Nearly half of private wells sampled on Cape have PFAS

| 10/3/19

Preliminary results of a study of private wells on Cape Cod found that nearly half of the water samples had

Massachusetts temporarily banning sale of vaping products

Massachusetts temporarily banning sale of vaping products

| 9/25/19

The governor of Massachusetts declared a public health emergency Tuesday and ordered a four-month ban on the sale of vaping

Frequently Asked Influenza (Flu) Questions: 2019-2020 Season

Frequently Asked Influenza (Flu) Questions: 2019-2020 Season

| 9/24/19

CDC recommends annual influenza vaccination for everyone 6 months and older with any licensed, influenza vaccine that is appropriate for

3rd Person In Massachusetts Dies From EEE This Year

3rd Person In Massachusetts Dies From EEE This Year

| 9/24/19

A third Massachusetts resident has died of the mosquito-borne illness Eastern Equine Encephalitis. The person lived in Hampden County, state

It’s time to take Lyme seriously

It’s time to take Lyme seriously

| 8/27/19

Just in 2017, there were 5,323 confirmed cases of Lyme in New England, according to the Centers for Disease Control

State Confirms 4th Human Case of EEE, Woman Reported Dies

State Confirms 4th Human Case of EEE, Woman Reported Dies

| 8/27/19

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health confirmed a case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis in a female over the age of

Harmful Algal Blooms or “HABs”: How they can affect you, your children and your pets

Harmful Algal Blooms or “HABs”: How they can affect you, your children and your pets

Click here for the Town of Barnstable's *LAST* cyanobacteria update of the season - 9/23/19.

Barnstable County lab could be at forefront of PFAS testing

Barnstable County lab could be at forefront of PFAS testing

| 6/13/19

The Barnstable County Water Quality Laboratory will soon add PFAS testing to its repertoire, becoming a trailblazer among public laboratories

State pursues water quality standards

State pursues water quality standards

| 4/18/19

The Massachusetts DEP is reviewing guidelines for PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances), currently at 70 parts per trillion but proposed

State Health Officials Warn of Possible Hyannis Measles Exposure

State Health Officials Warn of Possible Hyannis Measles Exposure

A person with a confirmed diagnosis of the illness visited the Whole Foods on Route 132 between 11:55 a.m. and