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2014 News Archives

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2014 News Archives

Oct 21, 2014

In Tompkins County, a coalition of healthcare, academic and first responders is actively developing strategies to respond in the event of a confirmed case of Ebola in Tompkins County. To date, no cases of Ebola have been confirmed in Tompkins...

Oct 14, 2014

The Health Department must locate a dog that bit a boy riding a bike in front of Gimme! Coffee on Cayuga Street in Ithaca. The bite occurred Monday, October 13, at approximately 5:20 p.m. The dog was of medium size with brown fur, and resembled a...

Sep 17, 2014

Now is the time to get a flu vaccination. There are many opportunities in the community for flu vaccination including health care provider offices, pharmacies, and the Tompkins County Health Department. Everyone over the age of six months should...

Sep 12, 2014

The risk of rabies in Tompkins County is real. There have been 6 confirmed rabid animals in Tompkins County during the first nine months of 2014. One of these rabid animals was a bat found inside a home. This is a reminder that even indoors,...

Sep 05, 2014

The Peace of Mind (POM) Community Partnership renewed its campaign to promote sexual health and to prevent sexually transmitted disease (STD) as a result of the increase in syphilis cases this past spring in the Central New York (CNY) region...

Aug 29, 2014

Tobacco Free Tompkins is teaming up with new partners in its ongoing effort to denormalize tobacco use and curb youth exposure to tobacco. In a new round of state funding that began July 1, 2014, the youth action program Reality Check (RC) will...

Aug 27, 2014

The Tompkins County Health Department urges residents to avoid the risk of rabies and rabies treatment by capturing and submitting for laboratory testing any bat found in their home that may have come in contact with humans or pets. There have...

Aug 05, 2014

The Tompkins County Board of Health (BOH) is seeking applications to fill a physician vacancy. Applicant physicians must be licensed to practice medicine in New York State and a resident of Tompkins County. Deadline for applications is September...

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