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Wednesday, June 14, 2017
STATE AGENCIES WARN PARENTS: AVOID CHILDREN’S FURNITURE AND OTHER PRODUCTS CONTAINING FLAME RETARDANT CHEMICALS

Monday, June 12, 2017
Update: Rabid Kitten May Have Been Exposed To Additional People at June 3rd Southbury Town Wide Tag Sale on the Town Green
  The Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) and the Pomperaug Health District today updated the public health notice that was issued on Saturday, June 10th regarding a rabid kitten first found in the area of the Wal-Mart off of Rt. 69 in Waterbury.  DPH is now advising anyone who may have handled the 4-5 week-old injured Black and White kitten with a damaged nose, at the Southbury, CT Town Wide Tag Sale on June 3, 2017 to seek medical advice.

Monday, June 12, 2017
Notice regarding possible rabies exposure
  POSSIBLE HUMAN RABIES EXPOSURE TO RABID KITTEN IN WATERBURY/SOUTHBURY AREA

Thursday, June 08, 2017
State Mosquito Monitoring Program Begins Testing for Mosquito-borne Viral Diseases
  The State of Connecticut Mosquito Management Program (MMP) announced that the seasonal mosquito trapping and testing program coordinated by the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station (CAES) began on June 5th. The program monitors the types, numbers and locations of mosquitoes and tests them for the presence of viruses that can cause illness including West Nile virus (WNV) and eastern equine encephalitis virus (EEE) and Zika virus. First test results will be available the week of June 12.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Commit to Quit Program Aims to Snuff Out Tobacco Use in Connecticut
  The harmful effects smoking on health and wellbeing are well known; however, despite the alarming statistics, the number of smokers world-wide still continues to increase. In an effort to help Connecticut residents quit their tobacco use, the Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) is launching a new cessation program called Commit to Quit. The program’s simple, streamlined process allows smokers to quit on their own terms and provides support services that make breaking this addiction for good a true possibility.

Thursday, November 03, 2016
Voluntary Recall Notice Announced on Medical Device Commonly Used to Deliver Overdose Reversal Medicine
  Teleflex Medical has issued a voluntary recall of LMA MAD Intranasal Mucosal Atomization Device. This device is commonly used to deliver naloxone, a life‐saving drug used in the event of a suspected drug overdose. The device is also used to administer medication for life‐threatening hypoglycemia and epileptic seizures.