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Jan 08, 2016

The bite occurred around 9:00 p.m. on Friday, January 1, 2016. The dog is described as a small, light-colored pit bull mix. At the time of the bite, the dog was being walked on a leash by a man with short dark hair and a beard who appeared to be...

Dec 04, 2015

The Health Department must locate a dog that bit a person on the 300 block of Monroe Street in the City of Ithaca. The bite occurred around 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 3, 2015

Dec 03, 2015

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 protection this flu season.

Nov 12, 2015

A dog that bit a man who was jogging on the section of the South Hill Recreation Way between Hudson Street and Vincenzo Iacovelli Park must be located. The bite occurred around 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015.

Oct 21, 2015

Nearly half a million children living in the United States have elevated blood lead levels that may cause significant damage to their health, estimates the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The theme of Lead Poisoning Prevention...

Oct 20, 2015

The Tompkins County Health Department will be closed on Thursday, October 22 from 12:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. for staff development. All department staff will participate. The Department’s answering service will receive phone calls. If there is an...

Oct 07, 2015

The Health Department must locate a dog that bit a man near the Cornell Pedestrian Suspension Bridge, around 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 4. The vaccination status of the dog must be verified so the risk of rabies infection can be ruled out and...

Sep 22, 2015

Flu vaccination is the best protection against the flu – it protects you and limits the spread of flu to others. Flu vaccinations will be available at the Health Department beginning, October 6. Appointments are necessary for all clinics and can...

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