Connecticut Department of Public Health

A syringe filled with influenza vaccination is seen at a Walgreens Pharmacy on Jan. 14, 2014 in Concord, Calif. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

State Flu Deaths At 19

The latest flu data shows 19 deaths in Connecticut through March 8.


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Flu Deaths In State Reach Eight

The flu continues to take its toll in Connecticut.


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Flu Cases Spike In State

The flu is starting to really rear its ugly head in Connecticut.


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Two Flu Deaths In Connecticut

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut health officials say the flu is now widespread across the state with more than 680 confirmed cases and two deaths this season. Officials say Fairfield County has the most confirmed […]


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Talk To Family About Health History During Thanksgiving

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ State health officials are encouraging families to take a few minutes during their Thanksgiving Day festivities to discuss their family health history, one of the largest risk factors in many chronic […]


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Health Dept. Offers Holiday Food Safety Tips

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ The Connecticut Department of Public Health is reminding people to be careful preparing food for the holidays so they don’t get sick. Tracey Weeks is coordinator of the department’s food protection […]


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Auditors Take State Health Department To Task

A Wednesday report from state auditors found 15 shortcomings with the State Department of Public Health, all falling under the umbrella issue of widespread mismanagement. The most glaring problem – failure to properly complete background […]