With tag: health_department
Two more cases of swine flu in Vermont
Health Department says two more cases of swine flu have been confirmed in the
state, including a second at Rutland High
Two cows from Charlotte farm die of rabies
Vermont Health and
agriculture officials are urging anyone who consumed unpasteurized milk from a
cow on a Charlotte farm that died of rabies earlier this week to consult
with a health care professional.
State cuts HPV vaccinations over cost
The state of Vermont is no longer subsidizing human papillomavirus
vaccinations for women over 19 because the latest round of budget cuts
eliminated some of the funding.
Health Department reports error in asbestos study
By John Dillon
state Health Department says it made an error in a recent report that pointed
to higher cancer rates in towns surrounding an old asbestos mine in northern Vermont. But it says the study still shows higher rates of
another asbestos-related disease.
Committee objects to rules on nuke radiation
A committee of the
Vermont Legislature is formally objecting to changes in rules by the Health
Department that allow the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant to release more
radiation into the environment.
MRSA infections on the rise in Vermont
By Susan Keese
antibiotic-resistant infections have
been a problem in hospitals for decades. Health officials say the main
offender in Vermont communities is a strain of staph infection known as
MRSA. Vermont does not keep track of the number of MRSA infections,
but indications are they're on the rise.
Susan Keese has more.
Committee probes VY radiation reading changes
lawmakers are investigating whether the state Health Department broke the law
by changing its methods for measuring radiation emitted by the Vermont Yankee
nuclear plant without getting the approval of a legislative committee.
Health Department out of shingles vaccine
By Patti Daniels
Vermont Health Department says a shortage of a vaccine for shingles is due to a
bottleneck in manufacturing. On Monday the Department's Burlington office announced it had run out of the shingles