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May 29, 2012

The Tompkins County Health Department must locate a dog that may have bit a man on his hip on Pine Tree Road, in front of the horse barn. This occurred at approximately 11:15 a.m., Saturday, May 26, 2012. 

The dog appeared to be a...

May 25, 2012

Every year, thousands of Americans get sick with recreational water illnesses (RWIs), which are caused by germs found in places where we swim. And every day, two children in the United States under the age of 14 years die from drowning; it is the...

May 15, 2012

On May 15, 2012, a red fox from Buttermilk Falls State Park was determined to be rabid by the New York State Rabies Laboratory.

The fox was known to have attacked several people, biting one person before being shot by the Park Police.  It...

Apr 03, 2012

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin today released county health rankings for most counties in the United States. Tompkins County was ranked the second healthiest county in New York State.  The rankings use a...

Mar 07, 2012

Pertussis, or whooping cough, is a highly contagious disease involving the respiratory tract. It is caused by a bacterium that is found in the mouth, nose and throat of an infected person. Pertussis can affect anyone at any age but it is...

Dec 22, 2011

Onsite Residential Septic Tank Replacement Program:  Starting January 1, 2012, a permit from the Tompkins County Environmental Health Division will be required when replacing a septic...

Nov 30, 2011

National Influenza Immunization Week from December 4 through December 10 is a national observance highlighting the importance of flu vaccination beyond the fall season. It’s not too late to receive a flu shot if you haven’t received one...

Nov 18, 2011

he Tompkins County Health Department implemented an immunization clinic drill on November 15 to test its readiness to conduct a mass clinic in the event of a flu pandemic or other biological emergency that would require a timely and efficient...

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