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Local Health News, Newsroom Barnstable County Officials Issue Tips Following West Nile Detections

Barnstable County Officials Issue Tips Following West Nile Detections

West Nile Virus detected in mosquitos from at least five Cape Cod towns, experts are issuing some tips on how to avoid the disease.

8/15/18 at 4:38 pm     452      , , ,
Local Health News, Newsroom West Nile virus found in Cape mosquitoes

West Nile virus found in Cape mosquitoes

samples of mosquitoes infected with both West Nile virus and Eastern equine encephalitis were found in Cape Cod towns during routine testing this week.

8/9/18 at 1:56 pm     478      , , , ,
Local Health News, Newsroom Chatham, Harwich, Orleans and Brewster move forward with watershed pact

Chatham, Harwich, Orleans and Brewster move forward with watershed pact

ieces to the wastewater cleanup puzzle for Pleasant Bay are starting to come together. Town meetings this spring in all four towns that overlap the 21,600-acre watershed approved an article directing selectmen to approve and execute an inter-municipal agreement that paves the way for a Pleasant Bay watershed permit from the state Department of […]

6/13/18 at 3:02 pm     591      , , ,     Cape Cod Times
Local Health News, Newsroom Debate Continues On Whether Alum Treatments Are Worth Their Salt

Debate Continues On Whether Alum Treatments Are Worth Their Salt

treatments, which have been used to improve pond health on Cape Cod by reducing the effects of phosphorus, remain controversial.

6/13/18 at 2:44 pm     529      , ,     Cape Cod Chronicle
Local Health News, Newsroom Report: Cape’s skin cancer rate among nation’s worst

Report: Cape’s skin cancer rate among nation’s worst

’s a price to pay for years of unprotected fun in the sun. Several recent reports show that skin cancer rates are particularly high on the Cape and Islands, and physicians are urging residents to be screened for moles and to apply sunscreen liberally.

6/13/18 at 2:36 pm     534      , ,     Cape Cod Times
Local Health News, Newsroom Cape Cod’s Tick Expert Spreads Spring Awareness

Cape Cod’s Tick Expert Spreads Spring Awareness

eather has started to improve on Cape Cod and the Islands, which brings an increased awareness about the presence of ticks and the diseases they carry. The region has some of the highest incidence of tick-borne illnesses and Barnstable County Entomologist Larry Dapsis said people need to be aware of their surroundings.

5/8/18 at 3:14 pm     919      ,     CapeCod.com
Emergency Preparedness, Local Health News, Newsroom Lights Out: Recent Power Outages Raise Questions

Lights Out: Recent Power Outages Raise Questions

snow, rain, wind or high water, there’s one thing on the minds of many Lower Cape residents as the latest coastal storm passes through: will the lights stay on? In what appears to have been the largest power outage since Hurricane Bob in 1991, the Cape saw nearly 120,000 people without power during the […]

3/21/18 at 1:58 pm     885      , ,     Cape Cod Chronicle
Local Health News, Newsroom Continuing storm coverage: power restoration continuing, shelters still open

Continuing storm coverage: power restoration continuing, shelters still open

p.m. update: Latest statement from BCREPC “At its 10 a.m. conference call, the Barnstable County Regional Emergency Planning Committee (BCREPC) reviewed the progress of power restoration on Cape Cod and the status of the regional shelter system.Significant gains in power restoration have occurred since Wednesday at 6 p.m. when well over 100,000 subscribers were without […]

3/15/18 at 4:35 pm     815      , , ,     CapeCod.com