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Feb 21, 2017

The New York State DEC and Tompkins County Health Department officials are responding to a manure spill that is currently impacting Salmon Creek and Cayuga Lake.

Jan 11, 2017

In 2016 Tompkins County saw 374 cases of Chlamydia, a 9% increase from 2015; 81 Gonorrhea cases, up 47%; and 12 Syphilis cases, up an alarming 200% from 2015.

Jan 09, 2017

FREE Winter Rabies clinic for dogs, cats and ferrets at the SPCA Adoption Center on Hanshaw Rd., January 25, 2017, 6:00–8:00 p.m. Preregistration is available.

Dec 06, 2016

National Influenza Vaccination Week highlights the importance of flu vaccination for the best protection against the flu. Getting a flu vaccination in December or later will still provide...

Oct 24, 2016

The theme of Lead Poisoning Prevention Week this year is Lead Free Kids for a Healthy Future. It underscores the importance of testing your home, testing your children, and learning how to prevent lead poisoning’s serious health effects. These...

Sep 27, 2016

The Tompkins County Health Department will be closed on Thursday, September 29 from 12:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. for staff development. All department staff will participate.

Sep 22, 2016

Now is the time to get a flu vaccination. Flu vaccinations are available many places in the community, including health care provider offices and pharmacies. The TC Health Department is providing flu vaccinations beginning Oct. 4. Call for an...

Sep 16, 2016

Rabies is a fatal neurologic disease that may be transmitted to humans from infected raccoons, bats, skunks, foxes, dogs, cats and other mammals. NYS law requires all cats, dogs and ferrets to be vaccinated against rabies by four months of age....