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Jun 23, 2017

June 27 is National HIV Testing Day and it serves as an important reminder to know your status. Nationwide, about 1 in 8 people who have HIV do not know.

Jun 22, 2017

A cat located on Halseyville Road between Mecklenberg and Aiken Roads in the Town of Enfield was determined to be rabid by the NYS Rabies Lab on June 21, 2017.

Jun 06, 2017

A dog that bit a person at the Ithaca Dog Park off of Taughannock Blvd must be located. The bite occurred Sat., June 3, around 1:00 p.m. The biting dog is described as a tan pit-bull.

May 11, 2017

Mosquitoes are considered a nuisance pest, but occasionally they can transmit viruses to people and some animals. To reduce the mosquito population around your home and property, reduce or eliminate all standing water.

May 04, 2017

New tick-borne diseases have been discovered in recent years with infections steadily increasing. Most tick-borne diseases, including Lyme disease, can be successfully treated with antibiotics especially if treatment is started early. Preventing...

May 01, 2017

Over one hundred people offered their opinions on the taste of water supplied by seven municipal water treatment plants in Tompkins County, with the Southern Cayuga Lake Intermunicipal Water Commission, commonly known as Bolton Point Water System...

Apr 28, 2017

The Health Department is celebrating National Drinking Water Week by hosting the annual water taste test on Sun., Apr. 30, from 1:00–5:00 p.m. at Streets Alive! on Cayuga and Lewis Streets, Ithaca.

Apr 25, 2017

The Tompkins County Health Department must locate a dog that bit a person in the field by Cornell’s Hurlburt House (Ecology House) on Country Club Rd. The bite occurred Monday night around 7 p.m., 4/24/17.