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Category: Environmental Health

Mid-Summer Mosquito Update from MA DPH and Cape Cod Mosquito Control

IMPORTANT! This 2024 season, Cape Cod Mosquito Control is predicting a higher risk of Easter Equine Encephalitis (EEE) transmission than previous years due to multiple samples of mosquitoes testing positive […]

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Oral Rabies Vaccine Distribution (ORV) Begins May 6th

Beginning on May 6, 2024 and lasting approximately 5 days, the Cape Cod & Southeast MA Rabies Task Force and the United States Department of Agriculture Wildlife Services (USDA WS) […]

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Avian Bird Flu on Cape Cod

ATTENTION BEACH WALKERS! If you encounter a dead bird while walking or collecting trash at the beach, you should first notify your town’s Animal Control Officer for next steps. You […]

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Upcoming Rabies Vaccine Clinics in 2024!

The Cape Cod and Southeast MA Rabies Task Force would like to announce upcoming local rabies clinics and encourage everyone to have your animals vaccinated. Domestic pets have been identified […]

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It’s National Groundwater Awareness Week!

March 10th through 16th is National Groundwater Awareness Week (GWAW)! The National Groundwater Association (NGWA) encourages annual inspections of private water systems by certified water well contractors to ensure systems are operating […]

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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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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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