Tag Archives: Vermont Department of Health

State News
August 1, 2018

PFOA blood testing offered to Bennington residents

The Vermont Department of Health will be providing for blood tests for some people who may have been affected by PFOA contamination of drinking water in Bennington and North Bennington, but who have not been previously tested.

There is no cost to participants for the…

State News
July 11, 2018

Four deaths associated with recent hot spell

By John Young, VTDigger

As temperatures climbed into the 90s again Monday, the Vermont Department of Health is again warning Vermonters to take precautions to fight the effects of record-high heat.

Spokesman Ben Truman said that residents should pay special attention to older adults, children and…

Local News
July 4, 2018

Mosquitoes test positive for West Nile in Springfield

SPRINGFIELD—Five mosquito pools collected in Springfield have tested positive for West Nile virus at the Vermont Department of Health Laboratory. These are the first positive pools – or group of up to 50 mosquitos of the same species – of the 2018 surveillance season.

The infected mosquitoes…

Snowshoes in the library? Check them out
Local News
February 7, 2018

Snowshoes in the library? Check them out


Borrow snowshoes at the library!

RUTLAND— With the snow piling up, Vermonters in Rutland County have a  new opportunity to get out and enjoy the outdoors. Libraries throughout the county have teamed up with the Vermont Department of Health to…

State News
September 11, 2015

Vermont receives $4 million to combat prescription drug overdoses

The Vermont Department of Health has received a $4 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to prevent overdose deaths related to prescription opioids, Gov. Peter Shumlin and Health Commissioner Harry Chen announced Sept. 4.

The funding is part of the…