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.)
A Youth-Led Movement to Make Smoking History posted on Mar 24
Last week I was thrilled to join so many dedicated young people from all across the Commonwealth at my first Kick Butts Day at the State House. Kick Butts Day is an event that focuses on raising awareness on the dangers of tobacco–and how young …Continue Reading A Youth-Led Movement to Make Smoking History
Weekly Flu Report, March 20, 2015 posted on Mar 20
The latest weekly flu report shows that rates of flu-like illness increased slightly in the past seven days, following several weeks of declining numbers. This is in keeping with the unpredictable nature of flu, and is an indication that flu continues to spread in our …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, March 20, 2015
National Nutrition Month posted on Mar 17
March is National Nutrition Month! The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics sponsors this campaign each year, encouraging people to make informed food choices and get daily physical activity. This year, the theme is “Bite into a Healthy Lifestyle.” Small, bite sized changes are all it …Continue Reading National Nutrition Month