Philadelphia Department of Health
Bright sunshine and a chance to get a free checkup brought big crowds to the plaza outside the Muncipal Services Building, on JFK Boulevard across from City Hall.
A case of measles has been identified in an unvaccinated Philadelphia resident who recently traveled to Thailand, according to public health officials.
The treatment, to kill mosquitos that may carry West Nile virus, will be concentrated in the area bordering Strawberry Mansion, including the area around Smith Playground.
“We’re right on track to hit 2.5 million condoms by the end of this year,” says program manager Drew Del Los Reyes.
The City of Philadelphia has increased the death toll from the latest heat wave to fifteen.
Dr. Caroline Johnson, director of disease control for the Philadelphia Department of Health, has been among those preaching the importance of precautions during this heat wave.
City Council members say they are increasingly getting complaints about urban raccoons that they say are terrorizing homeowners in some parts of Philadelphia.
About 100 people rallied outside Philadelphia City Hall on Tuesday afternoon, becoming “superheroes for a day” in the fight against hepatitis B.
“The winner is Michael Bodenberger with the Freedom Condom design,” said Mayor Michael Nutter at a City Hall ceremony.