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Apr 21, 2017

NIIW is a reminder that children need vaccines right from the start. Immunization gives parents the safe, proven power to protect their children from 14 serious and potentially deadly diseases before they turn 2 years old.

Mar 31, 2017

The Health Department is seeking a dog that bit a person around 9:00 p.m., last Sunday, March 26, in the Collegetown area. The dog is described as a young, brown, male dog accompanied by an adult male owner.

Mar 09, 2017

A free pilot program to test for lead in drinking water is available to residents that are served by either a private well or public water system.

Feb 28, 2017

Health Department thanks media and community for helping to locate a dog that bit an individual, February 25.

Feb 27, 2017

The Health Department must locate a dog that bit a person while on the Ithaca Commons near Casablanca Pizzeria. The bite occurred early Saturday morning, around 2:00 a.m., February 25, 2017.

Feb 23, 2017

Drainage was running clear from a Cayuga County farm and in Salmon Creek and its tributaries as of February 22. TCHD is removing its advisory against contact with the affected waters. Water quality was impaired due to a release of manure laden...

Feb 21, 2017

The New York State DEC and Tompkins County Health Department officials are responding to a manure spill that is currently impacting Salmon Creek and Cayuga Lake.

Jan 11, 2017

In 2016 Tompkins County saw 374 cases of Chlamydia, a 9% increase from 2015; 81 Gonorrhea cases, up 47%; and 12 Syphilis cases, up an alarming 200% from 2015.