The Vermont Health Department wants health care providers to be alert for measles because the highly contagious disease has been found in 18 states this year.
Vermont Health Department statistics show that overdose antidote kits for heroin and other opiate drugs distributed to the general public were used 38 times to treat overdoses during the first six months of a pilot program.
The Vermont Health Department is launching a program to distribute an antidote for opium-based drug overdoses directly to addicts.
The Vermont Health Department is urging parents to make sure their children are tested for lead poisoning.
The Vermont Health Department says tests have found more mosquito pools infected with the virus that causes the potentially deadly disease Eastern equine encephalitis.
The Vermont Health Department says it has confirmed that one person has been sickened by West Nile virus spread by mosquitoes this year.
The Vermont Health Department says aerial spraying of a pesticide is planned in southern Addison County after Eastern equine encephalitis has been detected in more mosquitoes.
A survey by the Vermont Health Department shows that about 87 percent of students going into kindergarten have had a full round of vaccines, which is the same as last year.
The Vermont Health Department is investigating an infant salmonella case after child came in contact with a chick.
The Vermont Health Department says the number of whooping cough cases in the state has dropped in half since a vaccination and public information campaign was launched in December.Last year the state reported a record number of 645 cases of whooping cough, a number the state considered an epidemic.