Department Of Public Health

State health officials discuss Ebola preparations on Oct. 3 (WBZ-TV)

Suspected Ebola Cases In Massachusetts All Ruled Out, Officials Say

Massachusetts has treated patients for suspected cases of Ebola for months, but the deadly virus has been ruled out in each instance, state health officials said Friday.

10/03/2014

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First Mass. Human Case Of West Nile Diagnosed In Middlesex County

The Department of Public Health announced Friday West Nile virus was found in Middlesex County.

08/22/2014

Police tape seals off the Manomet School in Plymouth where a custodian died a 10 first responders were hospitalized in a hazmat incident. (WBZ-TV)

Officials Await Autopsy Results On Custodian In Plymouth Hazmat Incident

Plymouth fire officials say it’s possible the man’s death was unrelated to a hazardous material that sent 10 first responders to the hospital.

07/08/2014

Measles Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccination. (Photo credit GEOFF CADDICK/AFP/Getty Images)

2 New Measles Cases Confirmed In Middlesex County

The Department of Public Health says the residents live in Middlesex County.

03/05/2014

Medical marijuana dispensary in Los Angeles.  (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Medical Marijuana Dispensary Licenses Set To Be Awarded In Massachusetts

Massachusetts officials are nearing decisions on the licensing of medical marijuana dispensaries in the state.

01/26/2014

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Quincy Rep. Pushes State Regulations For Tattooing & Body Piercing

A Quincy lawmaker is once again pushing a bill to establish statewide regulations for tattooing and body piercing.

12/07/2013

Letters

Beacon Hill Weighs Public Opinion On Student ‘Fat Letters’

A proposal on Beacon Hill would eliminate controversial letters that inform parents of their child’s Body Mass Index.

09/10/2013

Janet Dignan. (Photo courtesy: McDonald Keohane Funeral Home)

Elderly Weymouth Woman Dies Of EEE

The EEE virus has claimed the life of an 85-year-old Weymouth woman.

08/21/2013

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Massachusetts Taking Applications For Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

State health officials are making preliminary applications available for nonprofit medical marijuana dispensaries in Massachusetts.

08/02/2013

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Two New Cases Of West Nile Virus Found In Mass.

Massachusetts health officials say two more human cases of mosquito-borne West Nile virus have been confirmed, bringing the season total to 22.

10/09/2012

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