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2015 News Archives

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2015 News Archives

Dec 04, 2015

The Health Department must locate a dog that bit a person on the 300 block of Monroe Street in the City of Ithaca. The bite occurred around 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 3, 2015

Dec 03, 2015

National Influenza Vaccination Week highlights the importance of flu vaccination for the best protection against the flu. Getting a flu vaccination in December or later will still provide protection this flu season.

Nov 12, 2015

A dog that bit a man who was jogging on the section of the South Hill Recreation Way between Hudson Street and Vincenzo Iacovelli Park must be located. The bite occurred around 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015.

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 Week this year, Lead Free Kids for a Healthy Future, underscores the importance of testing your home and your children, and learning how to prevent lead poisoning’s serious health effects.

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 emergency, appropriate staff will be notified.

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 rabies post-exposure treatment for the person who was bitten will not be necessary.

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 be made by calling the Health Department at 607-274-6616.  

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 on August 13, 2015.

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.

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.