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DHHS Identifies Second Jamestown Canyon Virus Case in New Hampshire
October 16, 2019 - DHHS announced that an adult from Laconia, NH, tested positive for Jamestown Canyon virus (JCV). This is the second identification in a person in our State this year. This mosquito-borne disease was first identified in a Kingston resident on August 8th. JCV is transmitted by infected mosquitoes. There are no vaccines to prevent JCV.
DHHS Identifies Francestown Horse with Eastern Equine Encephalitis
October 11, 2019 - DHHS announced that a horse from Francestown has tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) virus infection. This is the second finding of EEE in a horse this year; the first was identified on August 28th in Northwood. The same mosquitoes that can cause disease in horses are also capable of causing disease in humans.
Inaugural DCYF Data Book Shows Increase in Exits from Child Welfare System, Record Number of Reports
October 11, 2019 - The DHHS Division for Children, Youth and Families (DCYF) has released its first Annual Data Book. The Data Book presents and analyzes key information on DCYF’s child protection, foster and adoptive care, juvenile justice, and community and family support programs.
NH DHHS Asks for Public’s Help During Investigation of Rabies Found in Rescued Raccoon in Conway, NH
October 11, 2019 - DHHS is requesting help locating a man from Massachusetts who came in contact with a baby raccoon in Conway, New Hampshire on Friday, September 20th. This man stopped to assist a New Hampshire resident with the removal of two baby raccoons from the roadway prior to authorities being contacted. The raccoons were brought to a wildlife rehabilitation center where one raccoon later died and was identified to have rabies. This man is being sought to assess his risk for rabies and determine the need for treatment to prevent illness.
NH DHHS Reports First Vaping-Related Lung Injury
October 7, 2019 - The first person with lung injury associated with e-cigarette use or “vaping” has been identified in New Hampshire after an investigation by the DHHS Division of Public Health Services.
NH DCYF Requests Broad Stakeholder Input on the Future of Child Welfare in New Hampshire
October 4, 2019 - The DHHS Division for Children, Youth and Families has issued a Request for Information to advance ongoing efforts to enhance the services that strengthen families, connect them within communities, and create greater capacity to keep kids safe. DCYF seeks input on ensuring that children and families in New Hampshire receive the right services, at the right time, and in the right place.

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