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Vermont will get $4 million during the next four years from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to prevent overdose deaths caused by prescription opiate drugs.

New York is the latest state to confirm cases of a severe respiratory illness among children.

The health department says there are more than a dozen children infected so far with enterovirus EV-D68.

Federal health officials have said it's an uncommon strain in a common family of viruses that cause infections from late summer into the fall.

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A new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention looks at whether spraying yards with pesticides reduces the risk of contracting a tick-borne disease. In New York, the study focused on Dutchess County.

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The Vermont Department of Public Health is encouraging residents to get an HIV test at their doctor's office or at one of more than 30 free, anonymous testing sites around the state as part of National HIV Testing Day on Thursday.

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The Vermont Health Department is investigating an infant salmonella case after child came in contact with a chick.