State Government Press Releases

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PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) has announced that Rhode Island is among the 23 states nationwide that have received recalled medication from the New England Compounding Center in Framingham, Mass. Two Rhode Island facilities received medication from the recalled lots...
The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) continues to recommend that school administrators and town officials throughout the state employ "smart scheduling" of all outdoor activities, including games and practices for all sports, in response to the threat of mosquito-borne illness. On...
PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that test results from one mosquito pool, or sample, from a trap set in northern Tiverton has been confirmed positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). The positive EEE result was from a Culex species that feeds on birds...
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) today launched its annual flu immunization campaign with a kick-off event at the Rhode Island State House. Rhode Island's First Lady Stephanie Chafee, Director of HEALTH Michael Fine, MD, and U.S. Senator Jack Reed were on hand to discuss...
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) reports that a man in his 60s from Washington County has been diagnosed with West Nile Fever, a mild form of West Nile Virus (WNV). The man is now recovering. This case is Rhode Island's fourth case of illness resulting from a West...
PROVIDENCE - Childhood and adolescent immunization rates in Rhode Island are among the highest in the country for almost every vaccine children should be receiving, according to newly-released data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). "Children in Rhode Island are...
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) reports that a woman in her 60s from Bristol County has been diagnosed with meningitis resulting from a West Nile Virus (WNV) infection. The woman is now recovering. This case is Rhode Island's third case of illness resulting from a...
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) advises consumers not to eat certain Cashew Butter, Tahini and Roasted Blanched Peanut Products manufactured by Sunland, Inc. of Portales, NM. This latest advisory is an expansion of a voluntary recall of Almond Butter and Peanut Butter...
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) advises consumers not to eat certain Almond Butter and Peanut Butter products manufactured by Sunland, Inc. of Portales, NM. The company has voluntarily recalled a limited number of its products because they may be contaminated with...
The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) and the Department of Environmental Management (DEM) are advising people to avoid recreational activities in Slacks Reservoir in Johnston and Smithfield. The reservoir's water had a visible scum of cyanobacteria in a cove in the upper eastern part of...