Welcome to the Cattaraugus County Health Department

The Cattaragus County Health Department is pleased to present the 2017 Annual Report.  Click here to view.  


 Lyme Disease Awareness – Cattaraugus County!

Lyme disease is a bacterial infection you get from the bite of an infected tick. The first symptom is usually a red rash, which may look like a bull's eye.

Bull's eye Lyme Disease Rash

But not all people with Lyme disease have a rash. The tick is most commonly found on white-footed field mice and deer, but can also be found on raccoons, opossums, skunks, weasels, foxes, shrews, moles, chipmunks, squirrels and horses.

Fact sheets about Lyme Disease, risk factors and screening methods are available:

General information about Lyme Disease


A detailed Lyme Disease fact sheet which includes 2017 testing rates. 

Click here to watch a video showing how to properly remove a tick.  

 Rabies Awareness – Cattaraugus County!


Rabies is a viral disease which almost always leads to death, unless treatment  is provided soon after exposure.

The disease is transmitted by licks, bites, or scratches from infected bats, dogs, raccoons, skunks, cats, etc.

Sources of Rabies photo

Please visit the Cattaraugus County Health Department’s Fact Sheet page to obtain more information about Rabies, risk factors and reporting methods.

Click here to watch a video about how to safely capture a bat.  If a bat gets in your house, capture it and bring it to the Health Department to have it tested for rabies.  DO NOT release it.  


 Flu Awareness – Cattaraugus County!

What do I need to know?: Cattaraugus County flu campaign

For additional information please go to: NYSDOH fact sheet


We should ALL take action to protect ourselves from the spread of flu.




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