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  • PDDH Closes Jackson Cove Swimming Area

    The Pomperaug Health District has recommended that the Town of Oxford close the Jackson Cove Beach for swimming until further notice. The presence of cyanobacteria, aka blue-green Algae, was observed on August 10th by the Pomperaug District Department of Health. In certain circumstances, especially in warm weather the algae may bloom and normally clear water becomes markedly turbid. During that period of increased turbidity the blue-green algae can contain a mix of toxins, including skin irritants and potent liver toxins.

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  • Rabies Advisory from Pomperaug Health District and CT Department of Public Health

    Rabies Advisory from Pomperaug Health District and CT Department of Public Health

    RABID KITTEN MAY HAVE BEEN EXPOSED TO ADDITIONAL PEOPLE AT JUNE 3RD SOUTHBURY TOWN WIDE TAG SALE ON THE TOWN GREEN

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  • Pomperaug Health District Offers Skin Cancer Screening & Sun Safety Tips for Skin Cancer Awareness Month

    Pomperaug Health District Offers Skin Cancer Screening & Sun Safety Tips for Skin Cancer Awareness Month

    May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month and the Pomperaug Health District would like to remind people about the importance of protecting themselves from the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays. The Pomperaug District Department of Health will sponsor a Skin Cancer Screening on Wednesday, May 17th, from 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Health District office, which is located at 77 Main Street North, Suite 205 in Southbury. This program is free. The skin cancer screening is meant for people who are not under the care of a dermatologist or who have not had their skin examined. Appointments are necessary and can be made by calling the Pomperaug Health District at 203-264-9616, extension 0.

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  • Listeria Outbreak Related to Ouleout Cheese from NY based Volto Creamery

    The Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) announced today it has been involved with an investigation concerning a multi-state outbreak of six confirmed cases of Listeria monocytogenes. Patients sickened in this outbreak were reported from Connecticut, Florida, New York, and Vermont and range in age from 0 to 89. Two of the six cases have died, one of which was a Connecticut resident. The U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA), along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state and local officials, has identified Ouleout cheese from Vulto Creamery of Walton, New York, as the likely cause of the outbreak.

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  • How to Prevent the Spread of the Stomach Bug (Norovirus)

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  • 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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