Department of Public Health

Matt Dwyer
October 25, 2019 - 5:05 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Public health officials in Connecticut are confirming the state's fourth case of measles this year. The state Department of Public Health said Friday the latest case is in a "school-aged child" from Fairfield County. The child contracted measles earlier this month and was not...
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Matt Dwyer
October 06, 2019 - 11:51 am
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- A Connecticut couple seeking to stop the public release of additional information about schools' immunization rates is asking the Department of Public Health to expedite its decision. Brian and Kristen Festa, of Bristol, said Saturday they asked the department for a...
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Matt Dwyer
September 13, 2019 - 4:20 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A state epidemiologist who Connecticut health officials say hired and directly supervised her daughter in a summer job has been fired. The Department of Health fired Andrea Lombard of the agency's Hepatitis C program. Her supervisor, Heidi Jenkins Glowacki, was placed on 60-...
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John Silva
September 12, 2019 - 4:15 pm
(Hartford, Conn./WTIC) - The state Department of Public Health is reporting six additional cases of residents suffering from severe lung illnesses that may be linked to e-cigarettes. That brings to 11, the number of cases thus far. DPH says the patients ranged in age from 15 to 50 and most have...
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Bernie Loubier
August 10, 2019 - 1:53 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut officials say an agreement has been reached that enables Hartford Healthcare to oversee medical records of patients formerly of InHealth Connecticut, a medical group that suddenly closed several doctors' offices. Attorney General William Tong and Department of...
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July 26, 2019 - 4:54 pm
ROCKY HILL, Conn. (WTIC) - The Department of Public Health is investigating cases of a deadly disease at a Rocky Hill nursing facility. DPH is currently coordinating a response at Apple Rehab, Inc. to two confirmed cases of Legionnaires' Disease. The disease is a bacterial infection caused by...
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AP
June 20, 2019 - 4:56 pm
Connecticut legislative leaders have formally asked the state Department of Public Health to provide additional information and policy recommendations concerning vaccinations for schoolchildren, including whether the state should eliminate its religious exemption.
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