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Health Department Urges Safety at Local Fairs

By |2022-08-22T07:54:47-04:00August 22nd, 2022|News|

BROOKLYN - The Northeast District Department of Health (NDDH) is ready for another busy fair season and offers fairgoers simple advice to enjoy the Brooklyn and Woodstock Fairs in a safe and healthy manner. Every year, NDDH sanitarians inspect hundreds of food establishments at both fairs. All food vendors are required to obtain an ...Read More >

West Nile Virus-Positive Mosquitoes Identified in Woodstock

By |2022-08-19T11:06:49-04:00August 19th, 2022|News|

BROOKLYN – The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station (CAES) has identified West Nile virus (WNV) infected mosquitoes in 17 Connecticut towns this season: Branford, Bridgeport, Darien, Fairfield, Greenwich, Hartford, Ledyard, Milford, New Canaan, New Haven, Norwalk, Stamford, Stratford, Wallingford, West Haven, Westport, and Woodstock. There are no reported human cases of WNV so far this ...Read More >

Heat-Related Illness a Concern During Heatwave

By |2022-08-03T14:06:37-04:00August 3rd, 2022|News|

BROOKLYN – Forecasts of extreme heat conditions are prompting the Northeast District Department of Health (NDDH) to issue reminders on avoiding heat-related illness, which is of particular concern during hot weather as high temperatures and humidity weaken the body's ability to cool itself. For prevention tips to stay safe in extreme heat, click on the ...Read More >

NDDH Warns of Mosquito-Transmitted Illness

By |2022-08-01T11:05:49-04:00July 29th, 2022|News|

BROOKLYN – The State of Connecticut Mosquito Management Program (MMP) announced that mosquitoes trapped in Darien, Fairfield, New Haven, and Stamford on July 18 and 19 tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV). These results represent the first WNV positive mosquitoes identified in the state by the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station (CAES) this year. ...Read More >

Monkeypox Information

By |2022-07-21T11:27:31-04:00July 21st, 2022|News|

Monkeypox is a rare disease caused by infection with the monkeypox virus, which is part of the same family of viruses as the virus that causes smallpox. Monkeypox symptoms are similar to smallpox symptoms, but milder, and monkeypox is rarely fatal. Monkeypox is not related to chickenpox. Since May 2022, cases of monkeypox have been ...Read More >

Stage 2 Drought Declared in All Eight Counties of CT

By |2022-07-14T15:05:07-04:00July 14th, 2022|News|

(HARTFORD, CT) – Today, Governor Ned Lamont approved a recommendation by the State of Connecticut’s Interagency Drought Working Group to declare that all eight Connecticut counties are experiencing Stage 2 Drought conditions due to precipitation across the state being below normal. Under the state’s drought plan adopted in 2018, Stage 2 identifies an emerging ...Read More >

Freedom From Smoking Group Quit

By |2022-07-08T11:40:12-04:00July 8th, 2022|News|

The Northeast District Department of Health (NDDH), in partnership with the Uncas Health District, is pleased to offer another virtual session of the American Lung Association’s Freedom From Smoking Group Quit Program. People who use the FFS Group Quit format are six times more likely to be smoke-free one year later than those who ...Read More >

CT DPH Confirms Year’s Second Case of Powassan Virus

By |2022-06-09T08:25:17-04:00June 9th, 2022|Uncategorized|

HARTFORD, Conn.—The Connecticut Department of Public Health today announced that a Connecticut resident has tested positive for Powassan virus infection (POWV). This is the second case of POWV associated illness identified in Connecticut in 2022.  From 2017 to 2021, 12 cases of POWV associated illness were reported in Connecticut, including three in 2021. Of ...Read More >

CFPA CT Trails Day Press Release

By |2022-05-27T13:21:39-04:00May 27th, 2022|Uncategorized|

Rockfall, CT – For a small state, Connecticut always goes big when it comes to outdoor recreation. CT Trails Day, held on the first weekend in June every year, is the largest celebration of trails in the nation. “Protecting public access to the outdoors is what we are all about, and Trails Day is ...Read More >

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