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Jul 24, 2017

A dog that bit a person near the intersection of Hanshaw Road and Blackstone Ave. in Cayuga Heights must be located. The bite occurred Saturday, July 22, 2017, around 8:30 p.m.

Jul 24, 2017

The Tompkins County Health Department urges residents and visitors to be aware of blue-green algae this summer. These blooms can occur in any calm body of water and may produce toxins that are harmful to people and animals.

Jul 06, 2017

A dog that bit a person near Groton Junior/Senior High School on Peru Road must be located. The bite occurred Saturday, July 1, 2017, around 3 p.m. The dog is described as a black and brown, short haired pit bull or pit bull mix, weighing around...

Jun 23, 2017

June 27 is National HIV Testing Day and it serves as an important reminder to know your status. Nationwide, about 1 in 8 people who have HIV do not know.

Jun 22, 2017

A cat located on Halseyville Road between Mecklenberg and Aiken Roads in the Town of Enfield was determined to be rabid by the NYS Rabies Lab on June 21, 2017.

Jun 06, 2017

A dog that bit a person at the Ithaca Dog Park off of Taughannock Blvd must be located. The bite occurred Sat., June 3, around 1:00 p.m. The biting dog is described as a tan pit-bull.

May 11, 2017

Mosquitoes are considered a nuisance pest, but occasionally they can transmit viruses to people and some animals. To reduce the mosquito population around your home and property, reduce or eliminate all standing water.

May 04, 2017

New tick-borne diseases have been discovered in recent years with infections steadily increasing. Most tick-borne diseases, including Lyme disease, can be successfully treated with antibiotics especially if treatment is started early. Preventing...

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