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Local Health News, National Health News, Newsroom, Uncategorized, World Health News February 24, 2020 – Coronavirus Updates

February 24, 2020 – Coronavirus Updates

arnstable County Department of Health and Environment continues to monitor the COVID-19 outbreak in Asia and Europe and the progress of the COVID-19 cases in the United States.  We will continue to review and post the most up-to-date information from dependable sources to keep you informed.  Currently in United States there are a total […]

2/24/20 at 10:25 am     122     
Local Health News, National Health News, Newsroom, Uncategorized, World Health News February 13, 2020 – Coronavirus Updates

February 13, 2020 – Coronavirus Updates

arnstable County Department of Health and Environment continues to monitor the Novel Coronavirus outbreak in China and the reported cases in the United States.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed a 15th case in the U.S., a recent evacuee from Wuhan who was quarantined at the Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in Texas. […]

2/13/20 at 4:25 pm     138
Local Health News, National Health News, Newsroom, Uncategorized, World Health News February 11, 2020 Updates to Coronavirus Information

February 11, 2020 Updates to Coronavirus Information

arnstable County Department of Health and Environment continues to monitor the Novel Coronavirus outbreak in China and the reported cases in the United States.  A case of the new coronavirus has been diagnosed in San Diego County, California, bringing the total number of cases in the U.S. to 13. Massachusetts is still at 1.  The patient is […]

2/11/20 at 1:58 pm     210
Local Health News, National Health News, Newsroom, Uncategorized, World Health News February 7, 2020 – Important Updates to Coronavirus Information

February 7, 2020 – Important Updates to Coronavirus Information

arnstable County Department of Health and Environment continues to monitor the Novel Coronavirus outbreak in China and the reported cases in this country.  As of right now there are 12 confirmed cases in the United States and approximately 100 patients being tested for the virus.  Massachusetts is still at 1.  The patient is not […]

2/7/20 at 2:44 pm     106
Environmental News, Local Health News, Newsroom Nearly half of private wells sampled on Cape have PFAS

Nearly half of private wells sampled on Cape have PFAS

minary results of a study of private wells on Cape Cod found that nearly half of the water samples had detectable levels of emerging contaminants known as PFAS. The study found that about 46% of 101 private wells tested in 12 Cape towns had at least one PFAS chemical.

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Local Health News, Newsroom Massachusetts temporarily banning sale of vaping products

Massachusetts temporarily banning sale of vaping products

overnor of Massachusetts declared a public health emergency Tuesday and ordered a four-month ban on the sale of vaping products in the state, apparently the first action of its kind in the nation. Republican Gov. Charlie Baker’s order was quickly approved by the state Public Health Council and applies to all vaping products and […]

9/25/19 at 12:39 pm     463      ,     Associated Press
Local Health News, Newsroom 3rd Person In Massachusetts Dies From EEE This Year

3rd Person In Massachusetts Dies From EEE This Year

rd Massachusetts resident has died of the mosquito-borne illness Eastern Equine Encephalitis. The person lived in Hampden County, state Department of Public Health spokeswoman Ann Scales said in an email. No other identifying information has been released.

9/24/19 at 4:11 pm     455      , ,     WBUR.org
Environmental News, Local Health News, Newsroom It’s time to take Lyme seriously

It’s time to take Lyme seriously

in 2017, there were 5,323 confirmed cases of Lyme in New England, according to the Centers for Disease Control — making the region the epicenter of the disease. Lyme cases peak in the summer months, and in Massachusetts it especially affects children aged 5 to 9 and adults aged 65 to 74, who have the highest […]

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