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Apr 28, 2015

Environmental Health is celebrating National Drinking Water Week by hosting a taste test on Sunday, May 3, from 1:00 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)...

Oct 21, 2014

In Tompkins County, a coalition of healthcare, academic and first responders is actively developing strategies to respond in the event of a confirmed case of Ebola in Tompkins County. To date, no cases of Ebola have been confirmed in Tompkins...

Oct 14, 2014

The Health Department must locate a dog that bit a boy riding a bike in front of Gimme! Coffee on Cayuga Street in Ithaca. The bite occurred Monday, October 13, at approximately 5:20 p.m. The dog was of medium size with brown fur, and resembled a...

Sep 17, 2014

Now is the time to get a flu vaccination. There are many opportunities in the community for flu vaccination including health care provider offices, pharmacies, and the Tompkins County Health Department. Everyone over the age of six months should...

Sep 12, 2014

The risk of rabies in Tompkins County is real. There have been 6 confirmed rabid animals in Tompkins County during the first nine months of 2014. One of these rabid animals was a bat found inside a home. This is a reminder that even indoors,...