State Government Press Releases

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PROVIDENCE - The New England State Health Officers want to alert the region to the increased risk for West Nile virus infection and Eastern Equine Encephalitis despite the end of much summer activity. These viral infections are spread by the bite of infected mosquitoes and often reach their peak...
The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) advise individuals to avoid contact with untreated waters from St. Mary's Pond in Portsmouth. The pond has experienced an algal bloom which may form naturally occurring algal toxins. ...
The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) and the Department of Environmental Management (DEM) are advising people to avoid recreational activities in four bodies of waters in Rhode Island due to blue-green algae blooms. This advisory is based on sampling conducted on August 16 and 17 by a...
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) advises consumers that they should not eat certain fresh cut fruit products containing Daniella Brand mangoes, which have been recalled by supplier Splendid Products due to potential contamination with Salmonella Braenderup. ...
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) advises consumers that they should not eat certain soybean sprouts and tofu from Manna Organics because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The recalled products were distributed to various restaurants, retailers, and...
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) reminds all Rhode Islanders that a few simple steps can help keep them and their families healthy during upcoming holiday weekend celebrations. "Many people will be enjoying the unofficial end of summer this weekend and we want to make...
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) advises Rhode Islanders that they should not consume certain products manufactured by Protica Inc. of Whitehall, PA. The products are being voluntarily recalled by Protica Inc. because they may be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum,...
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) has lifted the public health advisory issued earlier this summer regarding blue-green algae blooms in Easton Pond - North and Paradise Pond in Middletown, Easton Pond South (Newport and Middletown), Sisson Pond and St. Mary's Pond in...
PROVIDENCE As students head back to the classroom, the Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) encourages all parents to take steps to make sure kids have a healthy and successful school year. "We know that when children's basic health needs are met through proper nutrition, regular...
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) has determined that, according to its Mosquito-Borne Disease Risk Assessment Matrix, Rhode Island is at high risk for mosquito-borne illness. HEALTH is advising Rhode Islanders to take precautions to protect themselves from mosquito bites...