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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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PSA from Public Health Nurses: Know the Risks, Signs & Symptoms of Blood Clots

PSA from Public Health Nurses: Know the Risks, Signs & Symptoms of Blood Clots

The Barnstable County Public Health Nurses would like to share a recent PSA regarding the risks, signs and symptoms of blood clots from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – Centers for Disease Control & Prevention.  For more information, go to http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/dvt/index.htm Click on the image below to see the full infographic.

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Message from Barnstable County’s Entomologist

Message from Barnstable County’s Entomologist

Ticks are year-round residents here on Cape Cod. Yes, they survive and are alive throughout the winter months. Read more in the Cape Cod Chronicle article featuring Barnstable County’s Entomologist Larry “The Tick Guy” Dapsis HERE. You can also find useful information on the Cape Cod Cooperative Extension website on ways to prevent tick bites.

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5 Tips to Beat the Flu Season in the Workplace

5 Tips to Beat the Flu Season in the Workplace

By on January 18, 2019 in Public Health Notices, Recent News

Barnstable County Public Health Nurses encourage you to read this article on preventing flu in the workplace found HERE.

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ASGCC hosts Harm Reduction Week | Partnered with Barnstable County Public Health Nurses

ASGCC hosts Harm Reduction Week | Partnered with Barnstable County Public Health Nurses

By on November 27, 2018 in Public Health Notices, Recent News

There is currently an HepA outbreak in Massachusetts. ASGCC is offering FREE HepA vaccines all week 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM at their  Hyannis site. (Free flu shots too!) Partnered with Barnstable County Public Health Nurses. ASGCC Hyannis 428 South Street 508.778.1954 If you’re unsure if you’ve been vaccinated for HepA, DPH states it is safe to […]

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Flu Season is Coming!

Flu Season is Coming!

Influenza (flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness. Serious outcomes of flu infection can result in hospitalization or death. Some people, such as older people, young children, and people with certain health conditions, are at high risk for serious flu complications. The best way to […]

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The CDC Reminds Us That Flu Season is Approaching, Recommends Flu Vaccine

The CDC Reminds Us That Flu Season is Approaching, Recommends Flu Vaccine

By on September 12, 2018 in Public Health Notices

  For Immediate Release: Friday, September 7, 2018 Contact: Media Relations, (404) 639-3286 Reports in the news media of airline passengers with influenza are a reminder that the influenza season in the United States is fast approaching, and people who are sick should protect themselves—and others—by not traveling. CDC recommends everyone six months and older […]

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Traveling? Flu on the rise in some parts of the Southern Hemisphere

Traveling? Flu on the rise in some parts of the Southern Hemisphere

By on June 5, 2018 in Misc, Public Health Notices

As the Southern Hemisphere approaches its winter season, flu activity has increased in some tropical regions of the Americas, as well as in the temperate zones where the pace of infections hasn’t yet passed the thresholds in most countries, the WHO said yesterday in its latest global flu update for the week ending May 13. […]

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Hepatitis B and the Opioid Epidemic Report

Hepatitis B and the Opioid Epidemic Report

By on March 15, 2018 in Public Health Notices

Despite the availability of a highly effective vaccine, barriers to preventing hepatitis B infection in the U.S. remain. These barriers include low rates of hepatitis B vaccination coverage among adults and increased rates of injection drug use – a major risk factor for hepatitis B (HBV), hepatitis C (HCV), and HIV infections – as the […]

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Hepatitis B – What You Need To Know Infographic

Hepatitis B – What You Need To Know Infographic

By on March 15, 2018 in Public Health Notices

There has been an increase in Hepatitis B cases and it is therefore very important to get vaccinated. Please click on HBU-Hepatitis-B-and-Drug-Use-Fact-Sheet   to access and print the Hepatitus B Infographic brought to you by Hep B United. Hep B United is a national coalition to address and eliminate hepatitis B, a serious liver infection that is the leading cause […]

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