Connecticut Department of Public Health

John Silva
November 01, 2019 - 12:02 pm
(Hartford, Conn./WTIC) - The state Department of Public Health is reporting additional illnesses due to the use of electronic cigarettes in Connecticut. DPH says four more illnesses have been logged, bringing to 38 the number of cases reported in Connecticut thus far. Fairfield County had the most...
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John Silva
October 21, 2019 - 3:11 pm
(Hartford, Conn./WTIC) - The state Department of Public Health is out with school-by-school vaccination data. The numbers show that for the 2018-19 school year, 134 Connecticut schools have vaccination rates for kindergarteners for measles, mumps, and rubella that are below the 95-percent federally...
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John Silva
October 03, 2019 - 5:47 pm
(Hartford, Conn./WTIC) - Connecticut has recorded the first death linked to vaping in the state. According to the Department of Public Health, the patient was between the ages of 30-and-39 and died last week from vaping-related lung injury . Additionally, DPH officials says six more state residents...
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John Silva
October 01, 2019 - 4:43 pm
(East Haddam, Conn./WTIC) - The state Department of Public Health is reporting another death from the Eastern Equine Encephalitis virus in Connecticut. DPH says the latest victim was an East Haddam resident between the ages of 60 and 69 who died during the third week of September, sickened the week...
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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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