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Wednesday, September 17, 2014
CDC Confirms First Case of EV-D68 in Connecticut Child
  The Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) today received confirmation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of a confirmed case of enterovirus D68 infection (EV-D68) involving a Connecticut child. The child, who was recently hospitalized, has since improved and been discharged.

Monday, September 15, 2014
DPH Commissioner Elected President of ASTHO
  The Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) today announced that DPH Commissioner Dr. Jewel Mullen was elected president of the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) during the association's annual meeting last week.

Monday, September 15, 2014
Health Alert: Enterovirus D68
  The Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) has received reports from two hospitals in different parts of the state of clusters of severe respiratory illness among young children that could be due to enterovirus D68 (EV-D68). We are working with the hospitals to facilitate testing for EV-D68 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). When test results are available from the CDC, DPH will share a summary of that information with health care professionals and the public.

Friday, September 12, 2014
Seasonal West Nile Activity Waning but Threat Remains
  The State Mosquito Management Program reminds residents to take steps to prevent mosquito bites as West Nile virus (WNV) is present in Connecticut. So far this season, the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station (CAES) has identified WNV infected mosquitoes in Fairfield, Hartford, Litchfield, New Haven and New London counties.

Thursday, September 11, 2014
DPH, CT Breastfeeding Coalition Supporting Businesses to Adopt Breastfeeding-Friendly Policies

Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Connecticut health officials on watch for enterovirus D68
  The virus that has sickened hundreds of children in the Midwest has not been seen in Connecticut, but state doctors and health officials are on the watch for it.

Thursday, September 04, 2014
DPH’s Ann Gionet Selected to Serve on National Early Childhood Development Initiative
  Ellington resident named “Act Early” ambassador to help CT parents and providers learn the signs and act early to support children with developmental disabilities

Thursday, August 28, 2014
Department of Public Health Announces Free Private Well Testing at Agricultural Fairs
  The Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) will provide free private well testing for the first 250 people who come to our education booth at each of three Connecticut agricultural fairs.

Monday, August 25, 2014
Vaccine-Preventable Illnesses on the Rise (Connecticut Post)
  There is concern among health officials that some vaccine-preventable illnesses are making a comeback. By state law, children must receive doses of several vaccines -- including those guarding against pertussis and measles -- to be admitted to a licensed child-care program or school.