Secretary of Health Mary C Selecky
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Mary Selecky

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  • Weathering Storms
    Fall and winter storm season is here. Make sure you're prepared with information on flooding, windstorms, power outages, carbon monoxide and other emergency topics. (Information is available in multiple languages.)
    • Drinking Water Updates. Many public water systems may have been affected by recent storms. Some communities must boil their water. Our map is updated as information is received.
    • Shellfish Closures Updates. Many beaches may have been affected by recent storms and shellfish on those beaches may be unsafe to eat. Our map is updated as information is received.

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  • About MRSA
    MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) is bacteria resistant to certain types of antibiotics. Learn more about MRSA and how to prevent spreading it.
  • Children's Health and Safety
    Make safety a priority this holiday season. Learn about recalled toys, lead poisoning, holiday food safety tips and more.
  • Flu News
    Flu season is here and there’s plenty of vaccine available. It’s now recommended for all children 6 months to 18 years. Learn more about the flu vaccine, symptoms of the flu, and how to prevent the spread of germs.
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