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New Hampshire Public Health Laboratories Receive $5 million Biomonitoring Grant from the CDC
August 19, 2019 - The NH DHHS Division of Public Health Services has announced that New Hampshire is one of six states recently awarded a biomonitoring grant from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The five-year award provides $5,162,497 million to enhance the Public Health Laboratories’ Biomonitoring program. This grant will allow the PHL to analyze lead poisoning interventions, human health impacts from flooding, Berlin area environment impacts, and changes in contamination levels after preventative interventions.
NH DHHS Identifies First Mosquito Batches in 2019 to Test Positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis
August 13, 2019 - DHHS has identified the first batches of mosquitoes to test positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) this season. The batches were found recently in the town of Pelham and DHHS is working in partnership with the health officers in Pelham and surrounding towns to notify residents.
As Research Indicates an Epidemic of Youth E-Cigarette Use in NH, State Law Amended to Restrict Youth Use of Vaping Devices
August 9, 2019 - Highlighting a growing epidemic among adolescents in New Hampshire, e-cigarettes are now the tobacco product most commonly used by youth in the state. According to the 2017 NH Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS), 24 percent of high school-aged youth reported having used electronic vaping products (including e-cigarettes, e-cigars, e-pipes, vape pipes, vaping pens, e-hookahs, and hookah pens) in the past 30 days. This compares to the national average of 13%.
DHHS Identifies Jamestown Canyon Virus and Powassan Virus in New Hampshire
August 8, 2019 - DHHS announced that an adult from Kingston, NH tested positive for both Jamestown Canyon virus (JCV) and Powassan virus (POW), the first time these vector-borne diseases have been identified in the State in 2019. JCV is transmitted by infected mosquitoes and POW is transmitted by infected ticks. There are no vaccines to prevent JCV or POW and treatment consists of supportive care.
Foster Youth Gather for 15th Annual Youth Voices Summit
July 30, 2019 - On Thursday, August 1, more than 100 youth will gather at New England College in Henniker for the DHHS' Division for Children, Youth and Families Youth Voices Summit. The theme for this year’s 15th annual summit, developed by youth, is “Rap Music,” which will highlight the positive aspects of this art form as a means of self-expression and resilience. The event is geared toward current and former foster youth between ages 14 and 23.

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