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Friday, July 22, 2016
CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH REMINDS WORKERS TO TAKE NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS DURING JULY SUMMER HEAT EVENT
  With temperatures anticipated to peak well into the 90’s during the next several days, the State Department of Public Health (DPH) urges workers to be cautious during periods of intense heat. In 2013, the last year for which statistics are available, there were 56 work-related emergency department visits to Connecticut’s hospitals for heat-related events.

Friday, July 15, 2016
State Reports Positive Mosquitoes for West Nile Virus in Stamford
  State Reports Positive Mosquitoes for West Nile Virus in Stamford First WNV-Positive Mosquito Pool of Season

Friday, July 15, 2016
DPH’S OFFICE OF HEALTH CARE ACCESS ISSUES FINAL DECISION IN GWHN, PROSPECT MEDICAL HOLDINGS APPLICATION
  The Department of Public Health’s Office of Health Care Access (OHCA) today issued its final decision approving the purchase of the assets and affiliates of Greater Waterbury Health Network, Inc. (GWHN), including Waterbury Hospital (WH), by Prospect Medical Holdings, Inc. (PMH) of Los Angeles, CA. The Connecticut Office of the Attorney General will also issue its final decision on the application today.

Monday, July 11, 2016
DPH ANNOUNCES NEW RABIES TESTING GUIDELINES
  Starting July 1st, the state Department of Public Health’s (DPH) State Laboratory in Rocky Hill no longer provides state-funded testing of rabid wild animals suspected of infecting domestic pets but where there was no human exposure. DPH’s State Lab will continue to provide and pay for rabies testing of any wild or domestic animal suspected of carrying rabies if humans have been exposed.

Monday, July 11, 2016
DPH UPDATES ZIKA TEST RESULTS: MORE THAN HALF TESTING POSITIVE TRAVELLED TO THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
  The Department of Public Health and Commissioner Dr. Raul Pino today announced updated Zika figures and hundreds of thousands of dollars in new funding to combat the virus. According to test results released today by the state Department of Public Health (DPH), of 25 Connecticut patients who have tested positive for the Zika virus, 16 have travelled to the Dominican Republic. One other patient who travelled to the Dominican Republic tested positive for Flavivirus, meaning the patient could have contracted Zika or another related virus, like Dengue fever, but the test was inconclusive for the specific virus. Additionally, of patients who travelled to Haiti, the Dominican Republic’s island neighbor, one tested positive for Zika and three tested positive for Flavivirus.

Monday, July 11, 2016
GOV. MALLOY: LOCAL HEALTH DISTRICTS RECEIVE GRANTS OVER THE NEXT THREE YEARS TO COMBAT OPIOID-RELATED OVERDOSES
  local health receives grants for opioid

Tuesday, July 05, 2016
Connecticut Citizens Face Unhealthy Air Quality on Wednesday and Thursday
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is forecasting unhealthy air quality beginning Wednesday (July 6) and lasting thru Thursday (July 7).

Monday, November 09, 2015
DPH Announces Long-term Care Background Screening Program
  The Connecticut Department of Public Health today announced it has launched a comprehensive background check program for direct care employees of nursing homes and other long-term care agencies that strengthens protections for the elderly and disabled residents.