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Wednesday, February 01, 2017
CT Department of Public Health Encourages People to “Go Red For Women” On February 3rd
  The Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) will recognize February as American Heart Month to create public awareness of risk factors for heart disease and stroke and to promote preventive measures. People are encouraged to “Go Red for Women” on February 3rd by wearing red to promote awareness of the leading cause of death among women: heart disease.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017
DPH Monitorea a Bebés de Madres con Pruebas Positivas de Zika
  El Departamento de Salud Pública de Connecticut (DPH) está monitoreando constantemente a 30 bebés que ya han nacido o que actualmente residen en Connecticut, cuyas madres arrojaron resultados positivos del virus del Zika o Flavivirus durante sus embarazos. DPH, junto al Centro de Control y Prevención de Enfermedades (CDC), está monitoreando todos los embarazos donde el Zika o Flavivirus fueron diagnosticados a las madres y les está realizando un monitoreo constante, así como lo señala CDC, en el nacimiento, a los dos, seis y doce meses de edad para detectar defectos de nacimiento por el Zika. DPH también está monitoreando a nueve mujeres embarazadas con evidencia de laboratorio que confirma que tienen el virus del Zika o Flavivirus.

Monday, January 30, 2017
DPH Monitoring Several Babies Born to Mothers Who Tested Positive for Zika
  The Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) is currently monitoring 30 babies either born or currently residing in Connecticut to mothers who had tested positive for Zika virus or Flavivirus during their pregnancies. DPH, in conjunction with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is monitoring all pregnancies where Zika or Flavivirus was diagnosed in the mother and is conducting follow up monitoring, as per the CDC recommended guidelines, at birth, two, six, and twelve months after birth for signs of Zika related birth defects in the babies. DPH is also monitoring 9 women who are still pregnant with laboratory evidence of confirmed Zika virus or Flavivirus.

Friday, November 04, 2016
Fall Clean-Up: A Great Time to Think About CO Safety
  During fall clean-up, we are busy doing a number of tasks to spruce up our homes and get ready for cold weather. This is a great time to review activities, practices, and equipment to keep us safe from carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. Connecticut has a yearly average of 390 emergency department visits and 20 inpatient hospital stays due to non-fire related CO poisonings.

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.