The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) announced today that Eastern Equine Encephalitis has been detected in a mosquito sample in Massachusetts for the first time this year. The EEE sample was confirmed today by the Hinton State Laboratory Institute. The mosquito sample was collected on July 16, in the town of Freetown, located in Bristol County. You can read the full announcement by clicking here: Download 2009-07-20 First EEE Positive Mosquito Sample.
Also, please see our public service announcement on avoiding mosquito bites this summer. (If you have a web site, please consider embedding this video to help us share this important prevention message.)
DPH Kicks Off Town Hall Meetings to Address Underage Drinking and Prescription Drug Abuse posted on Apr 15
Last week, the Department hosted the first in a series of statewide Town Hall Meetings that will examine what can be done to prevent underage drinking and prescription drug abuse in the Commonwealth. Bureau of Substance Abuse Services (BSAS) Director Hilary Jacobs was joined at the …Continue Reading DPH Kicks Off Town Hall Meetings to Address Underage Drinking and Prescription Drug Abuse
A Healthier Commute – for a Healthier Community posted on Apr 14
When it comes to our daily commute, we could all use a little inspiration. That’s why I want to take this opportunity to encourage employers in eastern Massachusetts to participate in the 2014 Walk/Ride Corporate Challenge — an annual competition that encourages workers to use …Continue Reading A Healthier Commute – for a Healthier Community
Highlights of the April 9th Public Health Council Meeting posted on Apr 9
This month’s meeting of the Public Health Council included a series of Determination of Need (DON) requests, followed by a set of three of informational presentations on pending amendments to regulations. The Council took up deliberations for a series of three Determination of Need requests, …Continue Reading Highlights of the April 9th Public Health Council Meeting