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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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PSA – Eastern Equine encephalitis (EEE) in Mosquito Samples

PSA – Eastern Equine encephalitis (EEE) in Mosquito Samples

August 15, 2019 – PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT –  Mosquito samples collected this week in Bourne and Falmouth have tested positive for the virus Eastern Equine encephalitis (EEE). Please take precautions to avoid mosquito bites. Read more information at https://www.mass.gov/lists/mosquito-borne-disease-information-for-the-general-public

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PSA from Barnstable County Department of Health & Environment: Protect yourself from Mosquito-borne illness

PSA from Barnstable County Department of Health & Environment: Protect yourself from Mosquito-borne illness

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health has confirmed the presence of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) and West Nile Virus (WNV) in #BarnstableCounty. The public is urged to be vigilant and practice personal protection to avoid mosquito bites. Use EPA approved insect repellent, cover up with pants and long sleeves, and use screens to keep mosquitoes outdoors. http://bit.ly/2H04d3e

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Barnstable County Entomologist Larry Dapsis in the News!

Barnstable County Entomologist Larry Dapsis in the News!

Cape Cod Cooperative Extension Entomologist Larry Dapsis is in the news again! Read this article from the Patriot Ledger in which he discusses his program and online educational series on tick-borne illness prevention.  Read the article HERE.

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Attention Towns: Measles Outbreak Toolkit for Local/State Health Departments

Attention Towns: Measles Outbreak Toolkit for Local/State Health Departments

If you need help with answering questions from your public audiences, please use CDC’s Measles FAQ Get the tool kit at https://www.cdc.gov/measles/toolkit/state-health-departments.html You can also direct individuals to contact the CDC directly at cdc.gov/cdc-info/.    

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PSA from Public Health Nurses: Measles Travel Notices

PSA from Public Health Nurses: Measles Travel Notices

  The Barnstable County Public Health Nurses would like to you to know that measles is a concern for several popular travel destinations. Countries with current measles travel notices include: England, Italy, France, Greece, Romania, Moldova, Serbia, Ukraine, Israel, Kazakhstan, Columbia, Brazil, Congo, Madagascar, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Japan. What can you do? Everyone 6 […]

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