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Barnstable County Public Health Nurses Remind Residents to Take Extra Precaution Against These Viruses

Barnstable County Public Health Nurses Remind Residents to Take Extra Precaution Against These Viruses

As always at this time of year, the Barnstable County Public Health Nurses, a division of the Department of Health and Environment, encourage you to take extra precautions to protect yourself from the Influenza virus (Flu). Children, the elderly, and those with asthma are especially vulnerable. Additionally, while there have been no confirmed cases of […]

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Travel Alert: Novel Coronavirus in Wuhan, China

Travel Alert: Novel Coronavirus in Wuhan, China

By on January 24, 2020 in Public Health Notices

CDC recommends that travelers avoid all nonessential travel to Wuhan, China. In response to an outbreak of respiratory illness, Chinese officials have closed transport within and out of Wuhan, including buses, subways, trains, and the international airport. Please visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention for more information.

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Fluzone is now available at Barnstable County Public Health Nursing Division

Fluzone is now available at Barnstable County Public Health Nursing Division

By on November 6, 2019 in Public Health Notices, Recent News

For those seeking Fluzone, the high-dose flu shot, it is now available at the Barnstable County Public Health Nursing Division.  Please call to schedule a vaccination at 508-375-6617.

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Available Vaccines at Barnstable County Public Immunization Program

Available Vaccines at Barnstable County Public Immunization Program

Please see a list of available vaccines at Barnstable County Public Immunization Program.  Download this flyer:

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5 Things You Need to Know about the Measles

5 Things You Need to Know about the Measles

By on October 23, 2019 in Public Health Notices, Recent News

The Barnstable County Public Health Nursing Division invites you to watch this video and learn these 5 things about the Measles in 30 seconds.

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Prepare for Flu Season

Prepare for Flu Season

By on September 26, 2019 in Public Health Notices

Attend a flu clinic on Wednesday, October 23 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM in the Harborview Conference room at Barnstable County complex.  Please bring your insurance card.  No appointment is needed.

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Department of Human Services Unveils Vaping Toolkit for Parents and Caregivers

Department of Human Services Unveils Vaping Toolkit for Parents and Caregivers

Let’s clear the air about vaping. Parents, caregivers, and youth-serving organizations play a vital role in delaying and preventing youth using e-cigarettes and vapes. The resources provided here offer education and ways to address the issue. DID YOU KNOW? 1 in 5 youth report current e-cigarettes. Barnstable County Department of Human Services made this resource […]

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Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) detected in Mashpee

Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) detected in Mashpee

By on September 20, 2019 in Public Health Notices, Recent News

September 19, 2019 – Mosquitoes infected with Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) have now been found in Mashpee. Residents are urged to take precautions: use EPA approved repellents and avoid mosquitoes at peak times. West Nile virus activity has also recently been identified in several communities in Massachusetts. Get updated information at http://www.mosquitoresults.com/

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Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) virus has been found in Wellfleet mosquitoes

Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) virus has been found in Wellfleet mosquitoes

September 5, 2019 – Mosquitoes infected with Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) have now been found in Wellfleet.  Bourne, Falmouth, and Truro have also detected EEE in samples of mosquitoes in August.   Below please see the most recent map provided by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.  Residents are urged to take personal protective activities like […]

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Updates to Mosquito-born illness activity in Barnstable County

Updates to Mosquito-born illness activity in Barnstable County

August 29, 2019 – Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) virus activity has been detected in Truro. Residents are urged to take personal protective activities like using EPA approved repellents and avoiding mosquitoes at peak times. West Nile virus activity has also been identified in several communities. Get updated information at http://www.mosquitoresults.com/

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