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Health Department offers Weather Spotter Training

Published: 10/09/2019 1:00 PM

The Manchester Health Department is pleased to announce that it will be hosting a National Weather Service Winter Weather Spotter Training on Tuesday October 29, 2019 from 7:00pm - 8:30pm at our office located at 1528 Elm Street, Manchester, NH (entrance and parking at the rear of the building).

This training is made possible thanks to our friends at the National Weather Service Forecast Office in Gray, Maine, and in partnership with the City of Nashua’s Office of Emergency Management. This training is FREE and is open to anyone who is interested in the weather. No advanced registration is required.

At the Training attendees will:

  • Learn about snow and ice storms- Including: how they form, what makes some storms bigger than others, and what defines a blizzard
  • Learn the best ways to measure snow and ice
  • Learn about wind chill
  • Understand the ‘cold season’ types of flooding (coastal, ice jams and spring snow melt)

    Here is a link to the program website: https://www.weather.gov/gyx/skywarn

    If you have any questions about the content of the training please contact Donald Dumont at Donald.Dumont@noaa.gov

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Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) Found in Manchester Mosquito Batch

Published: 09/23/2019 8:25 AM

The Manchester Health Department announced today that a single batch of mosquitoes, collected in Manchester on September 16th, has tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). This is the second EEE positive mosquito batch identified in Manchester this year. One batch tested positive for EEE last year. This maintains the Arboviral Disease Risk level at “Moderate”. There have been no EEE infections identified yet this season in humans or animals in Manchester.

According to Anna Thomas, MPH, Manchester’s Public Health Director, “As with every year, there is a possibility that we might detect mosquito borne illnesses. And as such, everyone should continue to be vigilant in eliminating mosquito breeding areas and taking personal precautions including the use of an effective insect repellent, to prevent being bitten by mosquitoes.”

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Food Service Safety & Sanitation Seminar

Published: 09/19/2019 1:00 PM

The Manchester Health Department will be presenting a "Food Safety and Sanitation Seminar for the Food Service Worker" on Monday, October 21, 2019. This training, as always, is offered free of charge.

Each seminar will cover food safety concepts and practices as well as topics on food handling practices and procedures, microbiology, equipment purchase and maintenance, sanitation, and insect and rodent control. A morning seminar will run from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and an afternoon seminar will run from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (each session covers the same material).

The seminars will be held in rooms 162 and 164 at the Manchester Health Department, 1528 Elm Street.  Please use the entrance in the back of the building. Limited parking is available in the rear parking lot of the building and additional parking is available at “off street” parking meters (meters take quarters only). PLEASE DO NOT PARK IN THE ADJACENT PARKING LOT ON LANGDON ST., YOU WILL BE TOWED.  Carpooling is strongly encouraged.

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NH DHHS Identifies Season’s First Positive Test for West Nile Virus in Mosquito Batch in Manchester

Published: 08/27/2019 4:40 PM

The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has identified the first batch of mosquitoes in 2019 to test positive for West Nile Virus (WNV). The batch was collected in the city of Manchester on August 21, 2019. DHHS is working with the City of Manchester Health Department to notify Manchester residents and those in the surrounding towns of the positive WNV test.

The Manchester Health Department continues its proactive surveillance program, which provides important and timely data that helps determine the risk level of mosquito-borne illness and the appropriate steps to protect the public’s health.

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Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) Found in Manchester Mosquito Batches

Published: 08/15/2019 9:11 AM

The Manchester Health Department announced today that 2 batches of mosquitoes, both collected in Manchester on August 7, have tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). These are the first EEE positive mosquito batches identified in Manchester this year. One batch tested positive for EEE last year. This raises the Arboviral Disease Risk level to “Moderate”.

There have been no EEE infections identified yet this season in humans or animals. EEE positive mosquito batches have been detected in Pelham, which were collected on August 1.

According to Anna Thomas, MPH, Manchester’s Public Health Director, “As with every year, there is a possibility that we might detect mosquito borne illnesses. And as such, everyone should be vigilant in eliminating mosquito breeding areas and taking personal precautions including the use of an effective insect repellent, to prevent being bitten by mosquitoes.”

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Hepatitis A Outbreak in New Hampshire Accelerating

Published: 04/17/2019 8:23 AM

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services’ (DHHS) Division of Public Health Services (DPHS) has announced that there has been a significant increase in the number of people in New Hampshire diagnosed with hepatitis A. The rate at which cases are being reported are concerning; 33 hepatitis A diagnoses were made in March alone. Since November 2018, 79 people have been diagnosed with hepatitis A, compared to an average of 6 – 7 people annually in recent years. The hepatitis A cases diagnosed since November have occurred in the counties of Hillsborough (36), Strafford (17), Rockingham (10), Merrimack (10), Cheshire (2), Grafton (2), Sullivan (1) and Carroll (1) Counties. One person from Merrimack County has died.

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