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Residents and visitors urged to be tick aware as first UK-acquired case of babesiosis is identified in Devon

Devon’s Public Health team has issued a warning to residents and visitors to be ‘tick aware’ as the first UK-acquired case babesiosis is identified in Devon.

Posted on: 31 July 2020 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing
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Devon ‘prepared’ if there’s a local outbreak

Devon has produced a blueprint which details how any future outbreaks of the virus in Devon would be managed and how its transmission would be contained.

Posted on: 9 July 2020 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing
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New moves to contain coronavirus in Devon

New measures to contain and reduce cases of coronavirus in Devon and safeguard the health of local people have been revealed.

Posted on: 30 June 2020 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing
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Smile! It’s National Smile Month

Today signals the start of National Smile Month (18 May to 18 June), and Devon Public Health, Libraries Unlimited, Devon’s Childrens’ Centres and Action for Children are raising awareness of oral health hygiene in children and families, in conjunction with the Oral Health Foundation.

Posted on: 19 May 2020
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Public Health Annual Report on planetary and human health receives cross party support

The report explores the relationship between the health of people and the health of our planet, including the links between environmental change and emerging infectious diseases such as coronavirus.

Posted on: 15 May 2020 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing

New scheme launches to encourage businesses to be breastfeeding friendly

The Devon Positive About Breastfeeding Scheme urges all businesses in the county to make their environment as friendly and comfortable as possible to encourage parents, and particularly breastfeeding mothers, to feel confident feeding there.

Posted on: 31 July 2019 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing
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