Archive of: 2016

  • Wash your Hands!!

    Wash your Hands!!

    It’s National Hand Washing Awareness Week. The Pomperaug District Department of Health would like to remind everyone about the importance of handwashing to stay healthy. It is our first line of defense against colds, flu, and viral gastroenteritis. The Pomperaug District Department of Health would like to offer some information about handwashing.

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  • Food Safety for the Holidays

    Food Safety for the Holidays

    The holidays are almost upon us. It’s a time for families and friends to gather and share delicious food. Sometimes, food preparation mistakes can cause foodborne illness. During this holiday season, the Pomperaug Health District would like to offer some tips on preventing foodborne illness at family gatherings.

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  • PDDH Offers Shingles Vaccine

    PDDH Offers Shingles Vaccine

    The Pomperaug District Department of Health is offering the shingles vaccination (Zostavax) at its weekly vaccination clinics. The vaccination clinics are held every Tuesday at the Health District office, 77 Main Street North, Playhouse Corner in Southbury. Appointments are required.

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  • Frequently Asked Questions about Hand, Foot & Mouth Disease

    Frequently Asked Questions about Hand, Foot & Mouth Disease

    Most parents want to know what exactly hand, foot, and mouth disease is, how to help their child cope with the discomfort it causes, and most of all when their child can go back to child care or school. Read on for answers to these and more frequently asked questions.

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  • CT Farms Beef Recall Associated with Multi-state E.Coli Outbreak

    The Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) released a list of
    Connecticut farms identified by the USDA as having received beef from Adams Farm Slaughterhouse in Athol,
    MA. This is being done as part of the public health response to a recent E.coli:O157 outbreak that has sickened
    patients in several states, including Connecticut.

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  • STATEMENT FROM DPH COMMISSIONER ON UPDATED CDC ZIKA TRAVEL PRECAUTIONS

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warns that an additional area of active Zika transmission has been identified in Florida involving a section of Miami Beach, in addition to the area of active Zika transmission near Wynwood.

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  • Free Uranium Well Water Testing in Woodbury Area

    Free Uranium Well Water Testing in Woodbury Area

    Pomperaug District Department of Health has received confirmation of elevated levels of uranium in a private well in the Good Hill Road area of Woodbury. Due to this information, the Pomperaug District Department of Health is offering well water testing for uranium (and arsenic), free of charge, to those who live in the Good Hill Road area and have private well water systems. Testing will be done in cooperation with the State of Connecticut Laboratory in Rocky Hill. Letters will be sent to homeowners in the affected area immediately regarding scheduling well water sampling.

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  • Be Septic Smart!

    Be Septic Smart!

    Learn more about how your septic system operates, why it’s important to properly maintain your system, simple, every-day tips that will help you avoid costly system repairs and replacement, and more!

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