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Announcements, Department News and Updates, Local 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     41
Newsroom Updates to Coronavirus Information

Updates to Coronavirus Information

February 11, 2020 – 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 […]

2/11/20 at 1:58 pm     89
Department News and Updates, National Health News, Newsroom Important Updates to Coronavirus Information

Important Updates to Coronavirus Information

February 7, 2020 – 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.  […]

2/7/20 at 2:44 pm     55
Department News and Updates, Newsroom As of February 1, one confirmed case of coronavirus in Massachusetts

As of February 1, one confirmed case of coronavirus in Massachusetts

Barnstable County Department of Health & Environment is constantly being updated and following the recommendations of the state department of public health and the Centers for Disease Control regarding the novel coronavirus situation. As we receive new information, we will post it here on our website, as well as links to the state website. As […]

2/3/20 at 11:00 am     74
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     86
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     107
National Health News, Newsroom 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.

1/2/20 at 3:41 pm     169      ,     Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
National Health News, Newsroom Why romaine lettuce keeps getting recalled for E. coli contamination

Why romaine lettuce keeps getting recalled for E. coli contamination

Once again, just in time for Thanksgiving, millions of people have been told their romaine lettuce might be contaminated with a toxic strain of E. coli bacteria, that it’s potentially deadly, and that they should throw it away immediately and sanitize the fresh-produce drawer of their refrigerator.

11/26/19 at 4:18 pm     279      , ,     Washington Post