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Gov. Baker to travelers: Stay away, or self-quarantine after you arrive

Beginning Friday, March 27, all travelers arriving to Massachusetts are instructed to self-quarantine for 14 days.

Local health officials on the coronavirus: Caution and common sense

"The likelihood of getting the flu virus — and dying from it — is far more likely than getting novel coronavirus at this time,” says Dr. Everett Lamm of Community Health Programs.

News Brief: State health officials warn of mumps outbreak

The 12 new cases are among adults ranging in age from 20 to 41 and living in Chelsea, Boston and Revere with no known connection to higher education, and public health officials say that may represent a change in the epidemiology of mumps in Massachusetts.

Barrington board urges Gov. Baker to consider public health risks of fracked natural gas pipelines

"The Sierra Club is opposed to additional fossil fuel infrastructure out of the widely held scientific view that we must move as rapidly as possible away from fossil fuel energy, and that if we don't, human society will face cataclysmic impacts." -- Emily Norton, chapter director of the Massachusetts Sierra Club

News Briefs: Health officials release quarterly report on opioid overdose deaths

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health's first quarterly opioid report of 2017 showed an increase in opioid-related overdose deaths attributed to fentanyl and declines in the presence of heroin and prescription opioids in opioid-related deaths.
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