The Opioid Crisis Hits Home: Stories from Connecticut

The misuse and abuse of prescription medication and opioid-based drugs has increased significantly over the years to become a public health concern in Connecticut.  Between 2009 –2014, there were nearly 2,000 accidental and unintentional opioid involved deaths that occurred in 152 of Connecticut’s 169 cities and towns. The demographic breakdown… Read more“The Opioid Crisis Hits Home: Stories from Connecticut”

Recall of Soft Cheeses Associated with a Multi-state Listeriosis Outbreak

The Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) announced today it has been involved with an investigation concerning a multi-state outbreak of six confirmed cases of Listeria monocytogenes. Patients sickened in this outbreak were reported from Connecticut, Florida, New York, and Vermont and range in age from 0 to 89. Two of… Read more“Recall of Soft Cheeses Associated with a Multi-state Listeriosis Outbreak”

RECALL ISSUED FOR BEEF FROM MA SLAUGHTERHOUSE SOLD ON CT FARMS AND AT FARMERS’ MARKETS

  The Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced this weekend that Adams’ Slaughterhouse in Athol, Massachusetts is recalling veal, bison and beef products that have tested positive for Escherichia coli (E. coli) O157:H7 and has sickened patients in multiple states, including… Read more“RECALL ISSUED FOR BEEF FROM MA SLAUGHTERHOUSE SOLD ON CT FARMS AND AT FARMERS’ MARKETS”

Westport and Weston Establish Insect and Tickborne Disease Task Force

Weston First Selectwoman Nina Daniel and Westport First Selectman Jim Marpe announced that they are establishing a joint Task Force to address insect and tickborne diseases. Westport Weston Health District Director of Health Mark Cooper will be appointed Chairman of the Task Force. Representatives of agencies from both towns will… Read more“Westport and Weston Establish Insect and Tickborne Disease Task Force”