The Health Department recently made a move from its building at 1294 Centre St.
Earlier this month, we asked readers what they think the city should do with the Health Department building at 1294 Centre Street, as the department was planning to vacate the building and move to a new location. But where is the new office located? The city's Health & Human Services Department is now located in the Veterans Wing on the main (first) floor of Newton City Hall, 1000 Commonwealth Ave. To get to the Veterans Wing, go through the front door of City Hall and walk straight back, down the middle corridor. The Health Department will be located on the left. The Health Department phone number (617-796-1420) will remain the same. As for the old Health Department building, a Joint Advisory Planning Group (JAPG) has done a study on …
West Nile Virus has been detected in a pool of mosquitoes collected in Boston, the Health Department reported.
Friday, July 13, 2012
The following is a press release from the Newton Health & Human Services Department: West Nile Virus (WNV) has been detected in another pool of mosquitoes collected in Boston, the City’s Health & Human Services Department announced today. WNV positive mosquitoes were trapped in Roslindale last month and West Roxbury this week. No human cases of West Nile Virus (WNV) infection have been reported this year. WNV is most commonly transmitted to humans by the bite of a mosquito infected with the virus. While WNV can infect people of all ages, people over the age of 50 are at higher risk for severe infection. “We know West Nile Virus is endemic in this part of Massachusetts, and finding West Nile Virus in mosquitoes is something we expect to see…