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Sep 17, 2015

Fresh fruit is a satisfying snack on any job, and the new Tompkins County Worksite Wellness Coalition is celebrating National Fruit & Veggies¬—More Matters Month with “Put Fruit to Work” Week, September 21–25, 2015.

Sep 02, 2015

Emergency regulations were adopted 8/17/15 to prevent the spread of disease caused by Legionella bacteria. These require that all cooling towers in NYS be registered, inspected, certified, and tested for bacteria by September 16, 2015

Aug 21, 2015

A bat found on Utica Street in the City of Ithaca was determined to be rabid by the New York State Rabies Laboratory. The bat was found on the ground several houses south of East Lincoln Street across the street from the Tabernacle Baptist Church...

Aug 21, 2015

The Health Department reports a local increase of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) including syphilis, gonorrhea and Chlamydia. From January to July 2015, there have been 2 cases of syphilis, 38 cases of gonorrhea and 201 cases of Chlamydia...

Aug 19, 2015

The Tompkins County Board of Health meeting on August 22 has been cancelled. The Board will meet next month on Tuesday, September 22 at noon at the Health Department.

Aug 11, 2015

Avoid the risk of rabies and rabies treatment! TCHD urges residents to capture and submit for laboratory testing any bat found in their home that may have come in contact with humans or pets.

May 26, 2015

It's the season to take steps to prevent Lyme disease. Lyme Disease is a bacterial infection that can be transmitted to people through the bite of an infected deer tick that remains attached to the person for 36 hours or more.

Apr 28, 2015

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

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