State Government Press Releases

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09/25/2017
Rhode Island's annual flu immunization campaign was launched today at the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) by Director of Health Nicole Alexander-Scott, MD, MPH, who vaccinated reporters and discussed the dangers of the flu and the importance of flu shots for everyone older than six...
09/22/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) has confirmed the first human case of West Nile Virus (WNV) in Rhode Island in 2017. The 66-year-old individual from Providence County began to experience symptoms of WNV on September 15, 2017. Common symptoms of WNV include fever, headache, body...
09/15/2017
Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) has been notified of a recall of Maine mussels. The affected product was harvested on September 10, 11, 12, 13, and 14 from Frenchman's Bay in Maine. This recall is being initiated because levels of the toxin that cause Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning (ASP)...
09/13/2017
Governor Gina Raimondo's Overdose Prevention and Intervention Task Force has recognized South County Health and CharterCARE Health Partners for their leadership in providing consistent, comprehensive care for opioid-use disorder in hospitals and emergency departments in Rhode Island. The South...
09/13/2017
As the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) continues to investigate two cases of listeria, all Rhode Islanders, and particularly pregnant women, are urged to not eat queso fresco made with unpasteurized milk (also known as raw milk). Queso fresco is a type of soft cheese. Queso fresco,...
09/12/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) are advising people to avoid contact with Mashapaug Pond, while lifting the advisory for Pleasure Lake, located in Roger Williams Park. The advisories for the two bodies of water, both...
09/08/2017
Immunization rates for teenagers in Rhode Island are among the highest in the country, according to new data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). "A core function of public health is preventing illnesses and injuries before they occur. Vaccines are one of the most...
09/01/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) are advising people to avoid contact with Slack Reservoir in Greenville (spans Smithfield and Johnston town line) due to a blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) bloom in the pond. Blue-green...
09/01/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) advise people to avoid contact with Lawton Valley Reservoir in Portsmouth due to a blue-green algae (or cyanobacteria) bloom in the pond. Blue-green algae causes toxins that can harm...
08/18/2017
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM) announce the placement of advisories to avoid contact with all water bodies in Roger Williams Park in Providence and Warwick Pond in Warwick, while lifting the advisory for Slacks...