Greenwich Dept of Health

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Mosquitoes Test Positive for West Nile Virus in Greenwich

General symptoms occur suddenly between 5 – 15 days following the bite of an infected mosquito and range from slight fever, headache, rash, swollen lymph nodes, nausea, malaise and eye pain, to the rapid onset of severe headache, high fever, stiff neck, disorientation, severe muscle weakness, gastrointestinal symptoms, coma or death. Continue Reading →

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It’s Time! Health Dept Advises Taking Precautions Against Ticks

The Health Dept Lab at Greenwich Town Hall offers tick testing. If a tick is found on a person – either dead or alive – it should be removed carefully with a long nosed tweezer. The tick should be placed in a tightly sealed small plastic sandwich bag marked with the date and body site of the bite. The Lab is in the Town Hall basement. Continue Reading →

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Mosquitoes Test Positive for West Nile Virus in Greenwich

The State of CT Mosquito Management Program announced that mosquitoes trapped near the Eastern Civic Center in Old Greenwich on July 19, 2017 have tested positive for West Nile Virus. These are the first positive mosquitoes identified by the Connecticut Agriculture Experiment Station (CAES) in Greenwich this year. In addition to Greenwich, West Nile Virus positive mosquito pools have been found in West Haven and South Windsor. The mosquitoes trapped (Culex pipiens) are generally bird and mammal biting which breed in standing water often found in artificial containers like discarded tires, birdbaths and catch basins. During 2016, one CT resident developed WNV-associated illness, the case was not fatal. Continue Reading →

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Greenwich Dept of Health to Visit Boys & Girls Club during Children’s Dental Health Month

Throughout the year Greenwich public health dental hygienists go out in the community and highlight that having healthy teeth means brushing teeth twice daily, flossing every day, eating nutritious foods, limiting snacks and visiting their dentists regularly. Continue Reading →

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