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May 11, 2017

Mosquitoes are considered a nuisance pest, but occasionally they can transmit viruses to people and some animals. To reduce the mosquito population around your home and property, reduce or eliminate all standing water.

May 04, 2017

New tick-borne diseases have been discovered in recent years with infections steadily increasing. Most tick-borne diseases, including Lyme disease, can be successfully treated with antibiotics especially if treatment is started early. Preventing...

May 01, 2017

Over one hundred people offered their opinions on the taste of water supplied by seven municipal water treatment plants in Tompkins County, with the Southern Cayuga Lake Intermunicipal Water Commission, commonly known as Bolton Point Water System...

Apr 28, 2017

The Health Department is celebrating National Drinking Water Week by hosting the annual water taste test on Sun., Apr. 30, from 1:00–5:00 p.m. at Streets Alive! on Cayuga and Lewis Streets, Ithaca.

Apr 25, 2017

The Tompkins County Health Department must locate a dog that bit a person in the field by Cornell’s Hurlburt House (Ecology House) on Country Club Rd. The bite occurred Monday night around 7 p.m., 4/24/17.

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.

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