Following up on its excellent guides for businesses and higher education, the CDC recently released new guidance for child care providers to help them prepare for the upcoming flu season. Child care providers, both center-based and home-based, are critically important partners in helping to …Continue Reading CDC Releases H1N1 Toolkit for Child Care Providers to Help Them Prepare
Weekly Report: Download Weekly Report-8-20 (Download PDFWklyRept-8-20) This Week's Developments: On Monday, we had the unfortunate duty of announcing an H1N1-related death of a 26 year-old resident who had no known underlying health conditions. The death of a young, healthy individual is a tragic reminder of the …Continue Reading Weekly Report on H1N1 Influenza as of August 20, 2009
Posted by: Tom Lyons, Department of Public Health Following-up on yesterday's announcement of an H1N1 preparedness toolkit for business, the Center's for Disease Control and Prevention today released guidance for colleges and university to prepare for a resurgence of H1N1 flu. The announcement of a college …Continue Reading CDC Releases H1N1 Toolkit to Help Higher Ed. Institutions Prepare
DPH announced today that its latest testing has revealed mosquitoes infected with Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) in the city of New Bedford and in the town of Easton. There have been no human cases of EEE identified so far this summer, but public health officials are …Continue Reading More EEE Mosquitoes found in Southeastern Mass.
Posted by: Tom Lyons, Department of Public Health Today three Obama Administration cabinet secretaries announced the release of a business toolkit to help with preparedness for H1N1 flu. Cabinet secretaries Locke (Commerce), Sebelious (HHS) and Napolitano (Homeland Security) stressed the need for businesses to take …Continue Reading Federal Govt. Releases “Toolkit” for Business to Plan for H1N1 flu.
Weekly Report: Download Weekly Report 8-13-09 (Download PDFWeeklyRept) This Week's Developments: Yesterday, the Massachusetts Public Health Council (PHC) approved two sets of emergency regulations that will better protect Bay State health care workers and residents during the upcoming flu season. The first set of regulations require licensed …Continue Reading Weekly Report on Novel H1N1 Influenza as of August 13, 2009.
Posted by: Tom Lyons, Department of Public Health Public health people can sound like broken records during mosquito season – this is particularly true when we get into August and we are constantly reminding people about how to prevent mosquito bites. That's because right around …Continue Reading More EEE Mosquitoes
This Week's Developments: We continue our busy summer of planning for the fall flu season. This week there was a great deal of emphasis on vaccination planning for seasonal influenza and also for novel H1N1 flu. This year, because of expedited production, Massachusetts may see …Continue Reading Weekly Report on Novel H1N1 Influenza (swine flu) as of August 6, 2009.
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) is issuing a public health advisory for consumers concerning bisphenol A (BPA). BPA is present in baby products, including baby bottles and some infant formula. A number of studies in laboratory animals have raised concerns about potential health …Continue Reading DPH Issues Public Health Advisory on BPA
This Week's Developments: The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) today announced the deaths of a 53-year-old Essex County resident, a 20-year-old Norfolk County resident and a 21-year-old Hampden County resident all related to H1N1. All 3 residents had underlying health conditions that placed them …Continue Reading Weekly H1N1 Flu (swine flu) Update as of July 30, 2009.