Public Health Notices

Welcome to the Lynn Public Health Divisions Public Health Notices page. 
Here you will find any Public Health notices, including but not limited to: food/product recalls and
combined sewer overflows, that affect the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the City of Lynn. 

The following is a press release from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. The MDPH offers a summer safety guidance to make sure you and your loved ones are staying safe this summer. The original press release can be found here.

State public health officials announce first confirmed measles case in Massachusetts since 2020
Case is linked to international travel
July 18, 2024

BOSTON — The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) has confirmed that an adult resident from Worcester County who recently traveled internationally was diagnosed with measles in early July 2024. This is the first confirmed case of measles in a Massachusetts resident since early 2020.

People who may have been exposed to measles from this case have already been contacted and provided appropriate public health recommendations.

“Measles is a highly contagious, airborne disease, which has increased worldwide, including here in the United States and in neighboring states in New England,” said Public Health Commissioner Robbie Goldstein, MD, PhD. “Cases of measles have been reported in 30 states since the beginning of last year, mostly in people and communities who are unvaccinated. Vaccination is the best way to protect against measles.”

According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as of July 11, a total of 167 measles cases have been reported in 24 jurisdictions across the United States in 2024. The majority were unvaccinated or had unknown vaccination status (84 percent), 11 percent had one dose of the Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) vaccine, and 5 percent had two doses. Nearly half of all reported cases (46 percent) were under 5 years of age. Among reported cases, 53 percent were hospitalized.

Currently, large measles outbreaks are occurring in Europe and elsewhere internationally. Many of the cases reported in the United States are associated with recent travel. Last month, DPH alerted residents about a potential exposure to measles tied to an international visitor who traveled through Boston to Amsterdam while infectious. 

DPH urges anyone who does not know their measles immunization status to contact their healthcare provider to get vaccinated with at least one dose of the MMR vaccine. Health care providers who suspect measles should call DPH at 617-983-6800 immediately for recommendations and testing guidance. Providers in Boston should call the Boston Public Health Commission at 617-534-5611.


H5N1, Avian Flu, Bird Flu


English PDF Version: Prevent exposure to Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza virus in your Poultry Flock

English PDF Version: MDAR: BIOSECURITY: Protecting Your Backyard Flock

Spanish PDF Version: MDAR: BIOSEGURIDAD: Proteja a su parvada de traspatio


Portuguese PDF Version: MDAR: BIOSSEGURANÇA: Proteja seu Bando de Quintal
Simplified Chinese PDF Version: MDAR: 生物安全: 保护你的后院家禽安全
Vietnamese PDF Version: MDAR: AN NINH SINH HỌC: Bảo Vệ Đàn Gia Cầm Nhà Bạn
Arabic PDF Version: MDAR: الأمن

For more information, please visit: Poultry Program |


United States Department of Agriculture: Checklist for Cleaning and Disinfecting Poultry Enclosures
"Keeping poultry houses, coops, and other enclosures clean is one of the best ways to prevent germs from spreading among poultry flocks. A thorough cleaning, and then applying disinfectant, takes time. But the process is vital to stop disease spread and keep our flocks healthy. If you see or suspect anything unusual, call your flock supervisor, veterinarian, or cooperative extension office right away. Use this form to record phone numbers for contacts in your area. The earlier you act, the easier it is to contain the disease to a single flock."

English PDF Version: Checklist for Cleaning and Disinfecting Poultry Enclosures

May 2, 2024 : Current Situation Summary

Avian Flu Information  Avian Flu Information

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