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Tennessee Department of Health says Tick and Mosquito Season is here

 

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – Ticks and mosquitoes are now out in force and looking for food. The meal of choice for both is blood, creating opportunities to spread a variety of serious illnesses such as Zika Virus Disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever as they move from one bite victim to another.

“For many people, a bite from a mosquito or tick won’t cause much more than an itchy, irritating spot on the skin or sometimes mild, flu-like symptoms,” said Tennessee Department of Health Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH.

Fight the Bite to Prevent Spread of Serious Illnesses

Fight the Bite to Prevent Spread of Serious Illnesses

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Tennessee issues Public Health Advisory on Fentanyl

 

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – Fentanyl, an exceptionally powerful drug used legally to treat extreme pain, has found its way to the illegal drug market, and it is killing people.

According to three departments and one agency of Tennessee State Government, overdose deaths associated with fentanyl are increasing in the state and law enforcement officials have found the drug in counterfeit versions of commonly misused pain relief pills.

Misuse and Accidental Use of Powerful Drug Fentanyul can be Fatal.

Misuse and Accidental Use of Powerful Drug Fentanyul can be Fatal.

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Tennessee Department of Health reports Tuberculosis Cases Hit Record Low in Tennessee

 

TDH, Tennessee Department of Correction Named TB Elimination Champions

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – There were 9,287 tuberculosis cases in the U.S. and 103 in Tennessee in 2016, the lowest numbers ever recorded.

Despite these encouraging figures, the Tennessee Department of Health reminds all Tennesseans TB is still here, but is treatable, curable and preventable.

‘’We are very pleased to see the number of TB cases decline in our state and around the nation, but this is a very common and very deadly disease worldwide and we know more must be done to constrain it,’’ said TDH Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH.

In 2016, Tennessee had the lowest numbers of tuberculosis cases ever recorded.

In 2016, Tennessee had the lowest numbers of tuberculosis cases ever recorded.

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Tennessee Department of Health creates tool to help reunite Lost Pets with Owners

 

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health has created a web-based resource to use rabies vaccination tags to help reunite lost pets with their owners.

Those who find stray pets wearing TDH rabies tags can now use this tool on the TDH website to search for and identify the veterinarians who vaccinated the animals, who can then help with information to find the owners.

Rabies Tag Numbers Can Provide a Path Home for Some Tennessee Pets

Rabies Tag Numbers Can Provide a Path Home for Some Tennessee Pets

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Tennessee Department of Health says Choose Tap Water for a Sparkling Smile

 

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – Most people know brushing and flossing teeth and regular visits to a dentist are important for maintaining dental health. But did you know simply drinking tap water can help you keep a sparkling smile?

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, and the Tennessee Department of Health is reminding parents and caregivers of the importance of teaching children good health habits that can help keep both them and their teeth healthy.

February is Children’s Dental Health Month

February is Children’s Dental Health Month

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Tennessee Leaders Kick Off 2017 “Quittin’ Time in Tennessee”

 

Highlight Importance of Community and Government Partners to Help Tennesseans Quit Smoking

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – Tennessee State leaders and officials have reignited a call to reduce tobacco use in Tennessee, sharing a collective commitment to helping Tennesseans quit the habit.

Holding a press conference alongside several attending leaders from the state’s government, business and non-profit organizations, Tennessee Department of Health Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH, Governor’s Foundation for Health and Wellness CEO Richard Johnson and NashvilleHealth Founder Senator Bill Frist, MD discussed the many opportunities available to citizens who are ready to quit.

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Tennessee Department of Health reminds everyone to get a Flu Shot

 

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – Flu season is here with seasonal flu activity reported across Tennessee. The highest number of influenza cases in Tennessee is typically seen in January and February each year.

Tennessee is currently among the states with the highest levels of flu activity according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

‘’The best thing we can do for our health and the health of our communities is to prevent illness,’’ said TDH Commissioner John Dreyzehner.

A flu vaccination (CDC)

A flu vaccination (CDC)

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Tennessee Department of Health celebrates Living Tobacco-Free in Tennessee

 

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health joins partners in the Statewide Tobacco-Free Coalition in celebrating Tennessee Quit Week February 13th-17th, 2017.

The theme for the week-long campaign is “It’s Quittin’ Time in Tennessee” to celebrate Tennesseans who have quit using tobacco products and inspire more people to join them.

Tennessee Quit Week is February 13th-17th, 2017.

Tennessee Quit Week is February 13th-17th, 2017.

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Tennessee Department of Health says Avoid Party Penalties – Play it Safe for the Super Bowl

 

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – Millions of people across Tennessee and the country will gather February 5 to watch and celebrate the Super Bowl, and food and drink are a big part of the festivities.

The Tennessee Department of Health is sharing reminders about the game plan to keep your party free of penalties when it comes to food-borne illness and safety.

Super Bowl party

Super Bowl party

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Tennessee Department of Health says recent Mumps Outbreaks cause for concern

 

Mumps Immunizations Needed to Protect Adults and Children

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – Mumps, the illness many associate with childhood, can infect people of all ages and has been on the rise as some neglect to immunize themselves or their children.

The Tennessee Department of Health is concerned about increases in mumps cases, including an ongoing outbreak in neighboring Arkansas which so far involves more than 2,400 suspected or confirmed cases of the illness.

The best way to protect against mumps is to get the measles-mumps-rubella shot (called the MMR shot). Doctors recommend that all children get the MMR shot. (CDC)

The best way to protect against mumps is to get the measles-mumps-rubella shot (called the MMR shot). Doctors recommend that all children get the MMR shot. (CDC)

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