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Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Connecticut Earns March of Dimes FDR and Apgar Awards
  Connecticut has met the March of Dimes goal to reduce the preterm birth rate to 9.6 percent or lower, allowing more babies to avoid an early birth and get a healthy start in life. Connecticut will receive the March of Dimes Franklin Delano Roosevelt Prematurity Campaign Leadership Award because the state preterm birth rate dropped to 9.4 percent in 2014. Connecticut also reduced preterm births by at least 8 percent since 2009, earning it the March of Dimes Virginia Apgar Prematurity Campaign Leadership Award.

Thursday, September 24, 2015
WNV Update: Five Human Cases of WNV Reported
  The State Mosquito Management Program announced today that five human cases of WNV infection have been identified in Connecticut so far this year. Four of the five cases are Bridgeport residents. The fifth case is a Shelton resident.

Thursday, September 24, 2015
Connecticut Department of Public Health and the State Department on Aging Take a Stand to Prevent Older Adult Falls
  Every year, one out of three older adults falls, making falls the leading cause of injury among Connecticut residents aged 65 years and older and a growing problem for older adults across the state. Although falls pose various health risks—they can be prevented.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Establishment of the Presidential Advisory Council on Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria
  The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) announce the appointment of nationally recognized experts to the Presidential Advisory Council on Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria (the Advisory Council).

Thursday, September 10, 2015
WNV Update: First Human Cases of West Nile Virus Identified
  The State Mosquito Management Program today announced that two Connecticut residents have tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV) infection. These are the first human cases of WNV associated illness identified in Connecticut this season. Both are residents of Bridgeport.