Vermont Health Department

New England News
12:30 pm
Sun July 6, 2014

Vermont Health Officials Warning Of Measles Spread

The skin of a patient after 3 days of measles infection.
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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.

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New England News
9:45 pm
Mon June 30, 2014

Vermont Evaluating Heroin Antidote Use At 6 Months

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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.

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North Country News
9:30 pm
Mon November 18, 2013

VT Health Dept. Set to Distribute Overdose Remedy

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The Vermont Health Department is launching a program to distribute an antidote for opium-based drug overdoses directly to addicts.

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North Country News
10:00 am
Sun October 27, 2013

VT Health Dept. Urges Testing Children for Lead

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The Vermont Health Department is urging parents to make sure their children are tested for lead poisoning.

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North Country News
2:30 pm
Sat August 31, 2013

Tests Find More EEE Virus in Vt. Mosquito Pools

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The Vermont Health Department says tests have found more mosquito pools infected with the virus that causes the potentially deadly disease Eastern equine encephalitis.

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North Country News
7:45 pm
Wed August 28, 2013

Vt. Has 1st Human Illness from West Nile this Year

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The Vermont Health Department says it has confirmed that one person has been sickened by West Nile virus spread by mosquitoes this year.

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North Country News
7:45 pm
Tue August 20, 2013

More EEE Found in VT Mosquitoes

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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.

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North Country News
11:15 pm
Thu August 15, 2013

Vermont Health Dept. Releases Immunization Rates

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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.

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North Country News
9:45 pm
Mon April 29, 2013

Vermont Health Dept. Issues Chick Warning

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

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North Country News
9:30 pm
Tue February 26, 2013

Vermont Health Dept. Says Whooping Cough Down

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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.

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