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Aug 17, 2017

Residents are urged 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.

Aug 09, 2017

The bite occurred the morning of Tuesday, August 8, 2017 near the intersection of Hanshaw Road and The Parkway in Cayuga Heights.

Jul 31, 2017

Blue-green algae blooms, also known as HABs (Harmful Algal Blooms), have been visually identified in the southern end of Cayuga Lake. The NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has confirmed blooms on each side of the lake.

Jul 25, 2017

The owner of the small dog who bit a person in Cayuga Heights came forward so that the Health Department will be able to observe the dog and rule out rabies.

Jul 24, 2017

The Health Department now has a bus stop outside its front doors. TCHD encourages the public to take the bus when coming to the Health Department. The bus stop is on TCAT Route 32.

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...