Connecticut Department of Public Health

John Silva
September 19, 2019 - 3:33 pm
(Hartford, Conn./WTIC) - The state Department of Public Health is reporting two additional cases of severe lung injuries in Connecticut that appear to be connected to the use of e-cigarettes. The additional cases bring to 13, the number who have been treated thus far. One person remains...
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May 25, 2019 - 5:13 pm
WALLINGFORD, Conn. (WTIC) – May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month and officials are spreading the word, as this time of year brings an increase in tick activity. During a news conference Friday at Wharton Brook State Park in Wallingford, Senator Richard Blumenthal and Dr. Jocelyn Mullins from the...
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Angela Dias
May 13, 2019 - 4:18 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Public health experts are warning Connecticut lawmakers against becoming complacent with the state's high vaccination rate, saying clusters of unvaccinated students pose a public health risk. Linda Niccolai, an epidemiology professor at Yale School of Medicine, says...
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John Silva
May 09, 2019 - 4:34 pm
(Hartford, Conn./WTIC) - Two additional deaths attributed to the flu were reported for the period ending last Saturday, May 4. That brings to 77, the total number of deaths from flu so far this season. The weekly report from the state Department of Public Health shows activity beginning to wane...
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John Silva
April 04, 2019 - 4:52 pm
(Hartford, Conn./WTIC) - Latest figures from the state Department of Public Health showed an uptick in flu deaths in the last week. DPH reports seven deaths for the week ending last Saturday. That brings the total number this season to 64, still below the over 100 Connecticut saw at this point a...
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John Silva
March 21, 2019 - 1:53 pm
(Hartford, Conn./WTIC) - The number of people who've died from the flu in Connecticut this season now stands at 55. This, according to the state Department of Public Health, which reports 11 additional deaths in its report for the week ending March 16. DPH also reports flu activity in the state...
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John Silva
March 14, 2019 - 5:07 pm
(Hartford, Conn./WTIC) - The state Department of Publich Health reports widespread flu activity continues. DPH reports four additional deaths from complications of flu in the last week. There've been 38 deaths since the season started last August. At this time last year, there were already well...
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John Silva
February 22, 2019 - 2:26 pm
(Hartford, Conn./WTIC) - The state Department of Public Health says it has logged a case of the death of a child to flu. DPH says the child died earlier this week. It's the first pediatric fatality from flu this season. That is in addition to 29 deaths that have been counted during this current flu...
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John Silva
February 21, 2019 - 5:14 pm
(Hartford, Conn./WTIC) - Latest numbers on the flu in Connecticut are out from the state Department of Public Health. DPH says for the week ending last Saturday, four people died from flu complications, for a total of 29 so far this season. That's considerably less than the 97 deaths that were...
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John Silva
January 24, 2019 - 4:33 pm
(Hartford, Conn./WTIC) - The state Department of Public Health has released the latest numbers regarding influenza activity. There were three flu-associated deaths last week. DPH says as of last Saturday, there had been a total of 11 flu-related deaths in Connecticut. Of that number, eight people...
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