OUTBREAK Update: Salmonella infections linked to Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal now total 100 people in 33 states.

Retailers:

  • Do not sell or serve Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal.


Consumers:
  • CDC continues to recommend people not eat and retailers not sell any Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal. It might be contaminated with Salmonella and could make people sick.
  • Even if some of the cereal has been eaten and no one got sick, throw the rest of it away or return it for a refund.
  • If you store cereal that looks like Kellogg’s Honey Smacks in a container without the packaging and don’t remember the brand or type, throw it away.
  • Thoroughly wash the container with warm, soapy water before using it again, to remove harmful germs that could contaminate other food.
  • Contact a healthcare provider if you think you got sick from consuming recalled Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal.
  • Most people infected with Salmonella develop the following signs and symptoms 12-72 hours after being exposed to the bacteria:
    - Diarrhea
    - Fever
    - Abdominal cramps

For more information, please visit the CDC website: https://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/mbandaka-06-18/index.html

FDA: Kellogg Company Voluntarily Recalls Honey Smacks Cereal Due to Possible Health Risk

Naugatuck Valley Emends Lead (NauVEL)

Lead poisoning is 100% preventable. The Naugatuck Valley Health District wants to know what you know about lead poisoning. Please spare a few minutes of your time to complete this survey.

Naugatuck Valley Emends Lead (NauVEL)is now accepting applications!
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Asthma Awareness

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Asthma is a chronic lung disease that inflames and narrows the airways of the lungs. Although asthma has no cure, it can be managed so a person can live a normal, healthy life. Please read our NVHD PRESS RELEASE: NVHD Partners with Griffin Hospital and Valley Parish Nurses on Asthma PSA for more information about effectively managing asthma with an asthma action plan (AAP).

Volunteer Opportunity: Medical Reserve Corps

Don’t let the word “medical” in our name fool you! The Naugatuck Valley Medical Reserve Corps (NVMRC) is a volunteer unit comprised of individuals with both medical and non-medical backgrounds. Our volunteers live and/or work within the jurisdiction served by the Naugatuck Valley Health District (Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Derby, Naugatuck, Shelton, and Seymour, CT).

No experience is required. All training is provided free of cost.

Training Topics Include (but not limited to:)
- Naugatuck Valley Overdose Prevention & Education (N.O.P.E.) Campaign
- Seasonal Influenza Clinics
- Emergency Mass Dispensing Clinics
- Psychological First Aid
- Assisting Individuals with Access and Functional Needs
- Emergency Public Shelter Operations & Pet Shelter Operations
- Community Service & Health Fairs
- Personal, Pet & Senior Preparedness

Please visit the NVMRC website for more information and to apply!
Questions may be directed to Jessica Stelmaszek at 203-881-3255.

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Additional Information

Community Wellbeing Survey

At least 15,000 randomly-selected residents of all towns and cities in Connecticut will participate in the 2018 Community Wellbeing Survey’s live, in-depth interviews… find out more here

Temporary Power Outages:
In anticipation of a possible temporary power outage in the district, food service establishments should adhere to these guidelines: Food Service Guidelines

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