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Weekly Flu Report, April 22, 2016 Posted on Apr 22

Rates of flu-like illness ticked up slightly over the course of the past seven days, according to the latest weekly flu report. Flu vaccination opportunities are still available in your community – call your health care provider or local board of health, or visit a pharmacy   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, April 22, 2016

Why It’s So Important to Vaccinate Your Child on Time Posted on Apr 18

Why It’s So Important to Vaccinate Your Child on Time

National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) is an annual observance to highlight the importance of protecting infants from vaccine-preventable diseases and to celebrate the achievements of immunization partners in promoting healthy communities throughout the United States. This year, NIIW is April 16-23, 2016. One of the   …Continue Reading Why It’s So Important to Vaccinate Your Child on Time

Highlights of the April 13 Public Health Council Meeting Posted on Apr 13

The April meeting of the Public Health Council featured a presentation to the Council by the Commissioner, followed by a series of informational updates on proposed regulatory amendments that are currently in process, and then a series of final votes to rescind specific regulations as directed   …Continue Reading Highlights of the April 13 Public Health Council Meeting

Weekly Flu Report, April 8, 2016 Posted on Apr 8

Rates of flu-like illness continued to decline in Massachusetts during the past seven days, according to the latest weekly flu report. Flu vaccination opportunities are still available in your community – call your health care provider or local board of health, or visit a pharmacy near you.

Le virus Zika et les voyages : Conseils aux femmes Posted on Apr 7

Vous avez probablement beaucoup entendu parler du virus Zika récemment.  Il provoque une maladie transmise par les moustiques porteurs du virus. Pour l’heure, le virus Zika a été retrouvé chez des moustiques en Afrique, en Amérique centrale et en Amérique du sud, ainsi qu’aux Antilles.   …Continue Reading Le virus Zika et les voyages : Conseils aux femmes

Weekly Flu Report, April 1, 2016 Posted on Apr 1

The latest weekly flu report shows a decrease in rates of flu-like illness in Massachusetts over the last seven days. Flu vaccination opportunities are still available in your community – call your health care provider or local board of health, or visit a pharmacy near   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, April 1, 2016

Vwayaj ak viris Zika : Konsèy pou fanm Posted on Mar 31

Ou siman wè gen anpil nouvèl dènyèman sou viris Zika a. Li lakòz yon maladi moustik, ki gen viris la, gaye. Pou jouk jodiya, viris Zika te remake sou moustik ki nan peyi Afrik, Amerik santral epi disid, epi nan Antiy yo. Li pa remake   …Continue Reading Vwayaj ak viris Zika : Konsèy pou fanm

Zika vírus e Viagens: Aconselhamento para Mulheres Posted on Mar 31

Recentemente, você pode ter ouvido falar bastante no noticiário sobre o Zika vírus.  Ele causa uma doença transmitida por mosquitos que são os portadores do vírus. Por agora, o Zika vírus tem sido encontrado em mosquitos na África, América Central, América do Sul e ilhas   …Continue Reading Zika vírus e Viagens: Aconselhamento para Mulheres

El virus del Zika y los viajes: Recomendaciones para las mujeres Posted on Mar 31

Es posible que haya escuchado mucho en las noticias acerca del virus del Zika recientemente.  Causa una enfermedad transmitida por mosquitos portadores del virus. Hasta el momento, el virus del Zika se ha encontrado en mosquitos en África, Centroamérica, Sudamérica y las islas del Caribe.   …Continue Reading El virus del Zika y los viajes: Recomendaciones para las mujeres

Preventing Chemical Poisoning Deaths in MA Households and Workplaces Posted on Mar 24

Preventing Chemical Poisoning Deaths in MA Households and Workplaces

Editorial Note: When we think of chemical poison prevention, we often think of chemicals found in our households—ammonia, bleach, lead. But many chemicals exist and pose risk in both our homes and our workplaces. We are deeply saddened by the recent news of a Boston   …Continue Reading Preventing Chemical Poisoning Deaths in MA Households and Workplaces