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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...

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...