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Aug 28

Brookline Health Department Offers Reminders on Heat Tips and West Nile Virus

Posted on August 28, 2018 at 9:59 AM by Stephanie Orsini

AUGUST 28, 2018

The Brookline Department of Public Health (BPH) urges residents to prepare for temperatures in the high 90’s from August 28-29, 2018.   Heat Alert tips can be found on the Department’s website or by calling 617-730-2295. “These next few days, residents need to be extra cautious with any outdoor activities”, said Swannie Jett, DrPH, MSc, Health Commissioner for Brookline Public Health.

Also, BPH reports that on August 27, 2018, West Nile Virus has increased from moderate to high in Brookline. On August 24, 2018, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health confirmed the first three cases of West Nile virus in humans, two of which required hospitalization.   Information about the virus can also be found online and by phone at 617-730-2295.

The Brookline Public Health and Human Services’ mission is to preserve, protect & promote the physical, mental, and environmental health of the Brookline Community.  We collaborate with partners to reduce health inequities and respond to emerging public health challenges. For additional information, contact Brookline Department of Public Health on 617-730-2300. Also, please join our Twitter discussion: @BrooklineHealth, Facebook: Brookline Department of Public Health, or Instagram: Brooklinehealth.

View the August 27, 2018 press release including Heat Tips and West Nile Virus information.