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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.

Apr 28, 2015

Environmental Health is celebrating National Drinking Water Week by hosting a taste test on Sunday, May 3, from 1:00 p.m.to 5:00 p.m. at the Streets Alive! event on Cayuga Street in Ithaca.

Mar 25, 2015

On Tuesday, March 31, TCHD will test its capacity to dispense medications to at least 250 people in less than two hours during an exercise at BOCES from 1:00–2:15. the TCHD invites community members to participate. Pre-register at...

Mar 11, 2015

On Tuesday, March 31, TCHD will test its capacity to dispense medications to at least 250 people in two hours. To ensure the success of this emergency preparedness drill, the TCHD needs the help of the community and invites anyone who lives and...

Feb 12, 2015

Before the vaccination program started in 1963, the CDC estimates that about 3 to 4 million people got measles each year in the United States. Of those, 400 to 500 died, 48,000 were hospitalized, and 4,000 developed encephalitis (brain swelling)...

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