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Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) News

Barnstable County Public Health officials are closely working with Massachusetts Department of Public Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and Cape Cod Hospital. Barnstable County Public Health officials encourage residents to stay informed about COVID-19.

3/2/20 at 5:19 pm     1183
Local Health News, National Health News, Newsroom, Uncategorized, World Health News February 24, 2020 – Coronavirus Updates

February 24, 2020 – Coronavirus Updates

The Barnstable 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     691     
Local Health News, National Health News, Newsroom, Uncategorized, World Health News February 13, 2020 – Coronavirus Updates

February 13, 2020 – Coronavirus Updates

The Barnstable 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     796
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

The Barnstable 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     868
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

The Barnstable 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     599
Department News and Updates, Newsroom, World Health News Barnstable County Public Health Nurses Remind Residents to Take Extra Precaution Against These Viruses

Barnstable County Public Health Nurses Remind Residents to Take Extra Precaution Against These Viruses

As always at this time of year, the Barnstable County Public Health Nurses, a division of the Department of Health and Environment, encourage you to take extra precautions to protect yourself from the Influenza virus (Flu). Children, the elderly, and those with asthma are especially vulnerable. Additionally, while there have been no confirmed cases of the Coronavirus […]

1/29/20 at 9:42 am     332
Department News and Updates, National Health News, World Health News CDC Travel Advisory

CDC Travel Advisory

  CDC recommends that travelers avoid all nonessential travel to Wuhan, China. In response to an outbreak of respiratory illness, Chinese officials have closed transport within and out of Wuhan, including buses, subways, trains, and the international airport. Please visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention for more information.

1/24/20 at 2:37 pm     462
National Health News, World Health News Short Answers to Hard Questions About Zika Virus

Short Answers to Hard Questions About Zika Virus

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have warned pregnant women against travel to several countries in the Caribbean and Latin America where theZika virus is spreading. Infection with the virus appears to be linked to the development of unusually small heads and brain damage in newborns. Some pregnant women who have been to these regions […]

1/28/16 at 1:48 pm     1560          New York Times