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Safe Turkey at Thanksgiving
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Safe Turkey at Thanksgiving
The Thanksgiving turkey is an important central theme in the upcoming holiday celebration. The Department of Health would like to remind you that since turkey can also be a source of foodborne disease, a few hints about proper storage and cooling methods might be helpful in preventing illness among your family and guests. Read more.
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URGENT: PUBLIC HEALTH ALERT
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URGENT: PUBLIC HEALTH ALERT
UPDATED NOV 1: Greenwich Department of Health advises all Greenwich residents who ate at the Bartaco restaurant in Port Chester, New York between August 22, 2017 and October 23, 2017 to read the following:  ... Read more
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Residents Urged to Beware of Ticks That May Carry Lyme Disease and Other Tickborne Illnesses
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Residents Urged to Beware of Ticks That May Carry Lyme Disease and Other Tickborne Illnesses
It’s time to think about protecting yourself from tick bites! Did you know that the adult blacklegged tick known as a “deer tick” or Ixodes scapularis, is most active from late October through May? Find out more.
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It's Flu Season! Check out our October Clinic Schedule
To ensure proper protection from the seasonal flu virus, which can begin to circulate early in the fall, the Department of Health has scheduled immunization clinics throughout the month of October. Flu Season Press Release and Clinic Schedule!
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Mosquitoes Test Positive for West Nile Virus in Greenwich
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Mosquitoes Test Positive for West Nile Virus in Greenwich
The State of Connecticut Mosquito Management Program announced that mosquitoes trapped near the Eastern Civic Center in Old Greenwich on July 19, 2017 have tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV). Read more.
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Greenwich Water Restrictions Fact Sheet
The Town of Greenwich and Aquarion have adopted the water restrictions for the use of overhead water sprinklers. This applies to all properties in Greenwich and includes those served by Aquarion and private wells including other community systems. Read more.
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Water Testing Information
It's time to test your private well water in Greenwich. Read more.
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HEAT ALERT
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HEAT ALERT
Thursday July 13: For the next few days Connecticut will experience high temperatures and humidity conditions. At times the temperature could feel over 100 degrees. Read more.
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Mosquitoes and West Nile Virus
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Mosquitoes and West Nile Virus
With the warm weather comes the mosquitoes and with the mosquitoes the threat of West Nile Virus. As of June 5, 2017 the State of Connecticut began their mosquito trapping and testing for the virus. PRESS RELEASE
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National HIV Testing Day: June 27, 2017
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National HIV Testing Day: June 27, 2017
In recognition of National HIV Testing Day, the Greenwich Department of Health encourages residents to get tested for HIV. The Department’s Office of Special Clinical Services will be offering free confidential walk-in testing on June 27, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Read more.
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Take Steps To Prevent Lyme Disease and Other Tickborne Diseases
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Take Steps To Prevent Lyme Disease and Other Tickborne Diseases
Lyme disease has been a public health issue in Connecticut since 1975, when it was first identified. It is the most commonly reported vector-borne disease in the U.S. In 2015 there were 228,453 confirmed and 9,616 probable cases of Lyme disease reported... Read more.
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Free Spring 2017 Health Programs
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Free Spring 2017 Health Programs
Take advantage of two FREE Programs that teach you how to reduce your risk of heart disease. Taught by Registered Dieticians the program offers blood pressure and cholesterol screening and management and nutrition management to lose weight. Programs are sponsored by the Greenwich Department of Health. Sign up now!
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Test Your Home Now for Radon in Both Air and Well Water
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Test Your Home Now for Radon in Both Air and Well Water
The month of January has been designated as Radon Action Month. Read more.
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Official CDC Zika Virus Health Advisory
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Official CDC Zika Virus Health Advisory
The Florida Department of Health (FL DOH) has identified an area with local mosquito-borne Zika virus transmission. Based on the earliest time of symptom onset and a maximal two-week incubation period for Zika virus, this guidance applies to women of reproductive age and their partners who live in or traveled to this area after June 15, 2016. Read more
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Zika Virus Task Force Meeting Notes
The first Greenwich Zika Virus Task Force meeting commenced on June 29, 2016. Read more
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Ticks Are Out! Cover Up and Spray Before You Work or Play
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Ticks Are Out! Cover Up and Spray Before You Work or Play
The Greenwich Department of Health reminds residents to be vigilant about checking themselves, children, and pets for ticks that could carry Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses.  Lyme disease is caused by a bacterium, ... Read more
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Change In Rabies Submissions
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Change In Rabies Submissions
As of July 1, the State of Connecticut Department of Public Health Laboratory in Rocky Hill is restricting the number of animal carcasses they will accept for rabies testing.  Because of this, the Greenwich Department of Health Laboratory will now accept only the following specimens for testing: ... Read more
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Zika Virus
Many areas in the United States have the type of mosquitoes that can spread Zika virus. These mosquitoes are aggressive daytime biters and can also bite at night. Also, A man infected with Zika can pass it to others through sex. More information.
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Community Health Myth Busters!
WED JUNE 1: There's been a significant increase in electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) use in recent years, along with vaping and hookah use: particularly among kids and teens. Come to hear panelists including clinical providers, police department, a teen and a person in recovery who will discuss their experiences with vaping. Read more
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Skin Cancer Awareness
Protect your skin. Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. Read more.
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Important Information about Zika
Read more: EnglishSpanish.
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Residents Urged to Take Steps to Prevent Tickborne Diseases
Lyme disease has been a public health issue in Connecticut since 1975, when it was first identified. Read more.
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Zika Virus Disease Q & A from the CDC
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Zika Virus Disease Q & A from the CDC
Zika virus spreads to people primarily through the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito. Find out more here.
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New Director of Special Clinical Services Appointed
Robin L. Clark-Smith has been appointed as Director of Special Clinical Services for the Department of Health. She will replace former Director Tom Mahoney who retired after 26 years of service. ... Read more
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Test Your Home for Radon Now
Winter is the best time to test for radon and the Greenwich Department of Health wants everyone in town to test their homes. Discounted test kits are no longer available. Test kits are available for the regular price of $60. Read more.
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GEMS Saves Lives
Watch the NEW VIDEO from the Greenwich Emergency Medical Service. 
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Ready for School? Do You Need Vaccines?
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Ready for School? Do You Need Vaccines?
Greenwich Department of Health Division of Family Health Immunization Clinic. Vaccines for Meningitis, MMR, Chickenpox, Tetanus (Tdap), Tb skin test Mon-Wed-Fri. Read more
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Enterovirus D68 Frequently Asked Questions
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Enterovirus D68 Frequently Asked Questions
The Greenwich Department of Health is advising parents and health care providers to be aware of the signs and symptoms of enterovirus EV-D68 which has been circulating in the United States. The virus, EV-D68, is causing cases of severe respiratory illness among children and other individuals, especially among children with asthma. Read more
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Current Beach Status
As of September 2, 2014 the water testing program for land beaches has concluded for the season. Swimming is at your own risk. Check the Beach Status Page for details.
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Lyme Disease and Other Tickborne Diseases
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Lyme Disease and Other Tickborne Diseases
Lyme disease has been a public health issue in Connecticut since 1975, when it was first identified. It is the most commonly reported vector-borne disease in the U.S.. Read more
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Important Carbon Monoxide Information
Carbon Monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless and deadly gas produced by the incomplete burning of fossil fuels. Carbon Monoxide exposure can be deadly. Read the Connecticut Dept. of Health Carbon Monoxide Fact Sheet, and watch the "Carbon Monoxide: The Silent Killer" Video for more information.
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Greenwich Medical Reserve Corps
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Greenwich Medical Reserve Corps
Volunteer Opportunity: The Greenwich Department of Health is looking for both MEDICAL and NON-MEDICAL volunteers to support the town through the Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) in times of public health emergencies (pandemics, storms, etc.). ... Read more
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Steps to Prevent Lyme Disease
According to the CDC, Lyme disease patients are most likely to have illness onset in June, July or August. Read more.
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Useful Hurricane Recovery Information
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Useful Hurricane Recovery Information
Information to help you prepare and recover from Hurricanes and Storms. ... Read more
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Laboratory Blog
Public health laboratory services have been available in Greenwich for over a hundred years. Follow this link to the blog "Laboratory Stories," which contains a wealth of information on the people and practices that have made the Greenwich Department of  Health Laboratory what it is today.
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Leaf Blower Resolution
Thank you for taking the time to express your views on the use of gasoline-powered leaf blowers (“leaf blowers”) in the town of Greenwich. ... Read more
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Guide to Emergency Preparedness
Read this informative guide in English, Portuguese, Spanish.


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