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John Silva
January 16, 2020 - 4:42 pm
(Hartford, Conn./WTIC) - More flu-related deaths have been reported in Connecticut. The state Department of Public Health, in it's weekly summary, shows six residents succumbed to the illness for the week ending last Saturday, January 11. A total of 171 patients were hospitalized, 643 for the...
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John Silva
January 09, 2020 - 2:53 pm
(Hartford, Conn./WTIC) - The number of deaths due to influenza in Connecticut is now seven. That's according to figures released today by the state Department of Public Health for the week ending last Saturday. DPH says two people succumbed to the flu during that period. The department says flu...
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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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