Chester County, Pennsylvania
County of Chester
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West Chester, PA 19380
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Health Department News Releases

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Posted on: July 8, 2015

Mosquito Spraying scheduled for Phoenixville Borough & Schuylkill Township

Weather permitting, the Chester County Health Department will conduct a mosquito control treatment in portions of Phoenixville Borough and Schuylkill Township.

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Posted on: June 29, 2015

West Nile Virus Identified in Mosquito Pool in Chester County

The Chester County Health Department is informing residents that a mosquito sample collected in Phoenixville Borough on June 23, 2015 has tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV).

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Posted on: June 18, 2015

West Nile Virus Identified in Mosquito Pool in Chester County

The Chester County Health Department is informing residents that a mosquito sample collected in Phoenixville Borough on June 10, 2015 has tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV).

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Posted on: May 7, 2015

Chester County Health Department Recommends Preparation for West Nile Virus Season

The Chester County Health Department reminds residents that along with warmer weather comes mosquito season and the threat of West Nile Virus which is most commonly transmitted to humans by mosquitoes.

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Posted on: April 20, 2015

Potassium Iodide Distribution

As a part of Chester County’s ongoing emergency preparedness effort, the Chester County Health Department is making available free Potassium Iodide tablets for people who live within a 10-mile radius of the Limerick Nuclear Power Plant

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Posted on: April 2, 2015

Chester County Health Department Celebrates National Public Health Week

The Chester County Health Department recognizes National Public Health Week (April 6- 12, 2015) by hosting several events in Chester County.

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Posted on: March 24, 2015

Annual Kick Butts Day Essay Contest and Reading Event

The Chester County Tobacco-Free Coalition and Chester County Health Department hosted the annual Kick Butts Day youth essay contest public reading event at the Chester County Government Services Center on Wednesday, March 18,2015.

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Posted on: November 17, 2014

Great American Smokeout – Free Quit Kits Available

In observance of the Great American Smokeout (November 20th), the Chester County Tobacco-free Coalition will be distributing nearly 1,000 free “quit kits” in Chester County.

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Posted on: October 27, 2014

Coaching Boys into Men Training Offered for Area Athletic Coaches

The Sexual Violence Prevention Network of Chester County will host two Coaching Boys into Men training events in November, designed to provide athletic coaches with the resources needed to promote respectful behavior among their players.

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Posted on: October 3, 2014

Health Alert to all Healthcare Professionals regarding Ebola Virus

The purpose of this Health Alert is to remind healthcare professionals to increase screening
criteria for Ebola Virus Disease (EVD). Early recognition is critical to controlling the spread of
Ebola virus.

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Posted on: September 15, 2014

Health Alert: Enterovirus D68

Enterovirus D68 is causing respiratory illness in the Midwest. There are no confirmed cases in Pennsylvania at this time. Click the following links to access issued health alerts, and up-to-date information about the virus.

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Posted on: May 5, 2014

Chester County Health Department Recommends Preparation for West Nile Virus Season

The Chester County Health Department reminds residents that along with warmer weather comes mosquito season and the threat of West Nile Virus which is most commonly transmitted to humans by mosquitoes.

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Posted on: August 13, 2013

Mosquito Spraying Scheduled for Caln Township

Weather permitting, the Health Department will conduct a mosquito control treatment in portions of Caln Township.

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Posted on: August 6, 2013

Mosquito Spraying Scheduled for Upper Uwchlan Township

Weather permitting, the Health Department will conduct a mosquito control treatment in portions of Upper Uwchlan Township.

***Update: the spray has been postponed due to rain and is rescheduled for
Monday, August 12th between 7:30pm-10:30pm***

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Posted on: August 1, 2013

West Nile Virus Identified in Mosquito Pools in Chester County

The Chester County Health Department is informing residents that mosquito traps collected in the following townships have tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV):

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