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CDC: Food Safety Tips for the Holidays

Everyone can practice food safety during the holidays.

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Prevent Illness from C. perfringens During the Holidays

Clostridium perfringens (C. perfringens) is one of the most common causes of food poisoning in the United States. CDC estimates C. perfringens causes nearly 1 million cases of foodborne illness each year […]

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Now’s the time to get your kids the flu vaccine

It’s only October, but we already have the first confirmed pediatric flu death of the season in the United States. Florida health officials announced that an unvaccinated child died between September 30 and October […]

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Barnstable County Emergency Personnel to Provide Hurricane Assistance in Florida

Members of the Barnstable County All Hazards Incident Management Team deployed yesterday to help with response and recovery efforts for Hurricane Michael. The team will support Florida’s Emergency Operations Center […]

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2018/2019 Flu Season

Click here for CDC’s 2018-2019 Influenza Resources

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Cape Cod Cooperative Extension Releases “Tickology” Video Series

The Barnstable County Cape Cod Cooperative Extension has released its first digital video series, “Tickology,” premiering today on YouTube. Join Larry Dapsis, Entomologist and Tick Project Coordinator as he educates […]

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Barnstable County to Receive Funding for Nicotine Prevention

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health has announced $5.1 million in funding to discourage nicotine use in communities across the commonwealth. On Cape Cod, Barnstable County is set to receive […]

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Chief ranger: “It was a shark bite” in Truro

A 61-year-old man was bitten by a shark at Long Nook Beach and suffered puncture wounds to his torso and leg, according to Gary Sharpless, Truro’s assistant harbormaster.

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