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Feb 27, 2017

The Health Department must locate a dog that bit a person while on the Ithaca Commons near Casablanca Pizzeria. The bite occurred early Saturday morning, around 2:00 a.m., February 25, 2017.

Feb 23, 2017

Drainage was running clear from a Cayuga County farm and in Salmon Creek and its tributaries as of February 22. TCHD is removing its advisory against contact with the affected waters. Water quality was impaired due to a release of manure laden...

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.