Health Alerts

Facts about Ebola

Governor Malloy signs order that will assist the state's emergency response in the event of a confirmed infection or exposure to Ebola

To check current recalls
www.recalls.gov

Community News:

LYME DISEASE AND OTHER TICK BORNE ILLNESSES:

Housatonic Valley Council of Elected Officials has an excellent site for information:
http://www.hvceo.org/lymemain.php

METHICILLIN RESISTANT STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS INFECTIONS (MRSA) INFORMATION:

FYI - The Mass state health department has very good MRSA fact sheets with specific guidance for school health and athletic professionals.
http://www.mass.gov/dph/cdc/antibiotic/antibiotic_home.htm

The Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department has developed a MRSA Toolkit for Middle & High Schools that may be helpful in responding to questions about MRSA and schools:
http://www.tpchd.org/health-wellness-1/mrsa-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus/mrsa-toolkit-middle-high-schools/

Please see the EPA's website for Selected EPA-registered Disinfectants:
http://epa.gov/oppad001/chemregindex.htm

The MRSA-specific list is available at:
http://epa.gov/oppad001/list_h_mrsa_vre.pdf