Department of Health

Massachusetts Opioid Deaths Reach Over 1500 So Far This Year
BOSTON — According to numbers released Friday morning by state public health officials, there were 1,518 opioid deaths between January 1st and September 30th. That is compared to 1,538 deaths over the same period in 2017.
"The opioid epidemic, fueled by an all-time high level of fentanyl, remain…
Rhode Island Health Officials Investigate Mosquito Virus
Rhode Island health officials are reporting the first confirmed cases of a nasty mosquito-borne virus that has been rapidly spreading in the Caribbean.
Officials say the two confirmed cases of chikungunya involve travelers who returned from the Dominican Republic on May 17 and May 29. Aut...