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Tuesday, September 06, 2016
Connecticut Department of Public Health Recognizes National Protect Your Groundwater Day: September 6th
  Thousands of Connecticut’s residents rely on groundwater supplies every day for drinking and domestic uses. Approximately 23% of the state’s population is served by their own private residential well. September 6, 2016 is Protect Your Groundwater Day.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Governor Malloy Announces DPH has Distributed Over 9,200 Overdose Prevention Kits Statewide
  Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that the Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) has distributed approximately 9,200 overdose prevention kits since 2014 through the agency’s overdose prevention, education, and naloxone access campaign, known as Overdose Prevention Education and Naloxone (OPEN) Access CT. The Governor made the announcement on International Overdose Awareness Day, a global event held each year on August 31 to raise awareness of drug overdoses and reduce the stigma of drug-related deaths. International Overdose Awareness Day also acknowledges the grief endured by the families and friends of individuals who have died or experienced permanent injury as a result of a drug overdose.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016
First 2016 Human Case of West Nile Virus Identified For CT
  The Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) today announced that a resident of Milford has tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV) infection. This is the first human case of WNV associated illness identified in Connecticut this season. The patient, between 70-79 years of age, became ill during the fourth week of August with encephalitis and remains hospitalized. Laboratory tests confirmed the presence of antibodies to WNV. This person did not travel out of the state before becoming ill.