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Category: Environmental Health

Hoarding or Clutter? Understanding the Difference

The following article was taken from the fall edition of our quarterly Community Health Newsletter. By Lynn Mulkeen Senior Environmental Specialist Do you have concerns that a loved one is […]

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FREE “Buried in Treasures” Hoarding Workshops Start Again in February 2024

Join us for a free, multi-week “Buried in Treasures” Workshop for help with compulsive acquiring, saving and hoarding! The course includes: Winter 2024 start dates are as follows: The time […]

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September 28th is World Rabies Day

“While rabies is a 100% preventable disease, nearly 60,000 people die from the disease around the world each year. World Rabies Day is an opportunity to reflect on our efforts to control […]

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Protect yourself and your home from Mosquitoes!

IMPORTANT! Six mosquitoes in the town of Provincetown tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) on September 14th. The species of mosquito, Culiseta melanura, is a bird biting mosquito that […]

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Mosquitoes Collected in Barnstable County Tested Positive for West Nile Virus 

Cape Cod Mosquito Control Project has informed County health officials of mosquitoes in our region that tested positive for West Nile Virus this week. Sampling data showed the following: Barnstable: One […]

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FREE “Buried in Treasures” Hoarding Workshop Starts Week of September 5th

Join us for a free, multi-week “Buried in Treasures” Workshop for help with compulsive acquiring, saving and hoarding! The course includes: Fall 2023 start dates are as follows: The time […]

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Barnstable County Community Health Newsletter, 6th Edition

As we wrap up a busy summer season on Cape Cod, it’s important to focus on one of ourmost important environmental health issues–water quality. August is National WaterQuality Month and […]

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Heavy Rains on Tuesday could Impact Beach Water Quality throughout the Week of August 8th

On Tuesday, August 8th, between 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM, Cape Cod experienced severe weather including a tornado warning and torrential rain. In a small amount of time, several inches […]

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Barnstable County Staff Discuss High Bacteria Levels at Local Beaches

Environmental Project Assistant and Beach Program Coordinator Jennifer McMullin and Health Communications Coordinator Bethany Traverse explain factors that contribute to occasional bacterial contamination at Cape Cod’s beaches in this Lower […]

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