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The Cattaraugus County Health Department’s Medical Director, Gilbert Witte, MD announced that there has been an infant death in the western part of Cattaraugus County from Haemophilus Influenzae Type b (Hib) meningitis. The infant had not received any immunizations. Hib is a serious disease that can affect many organ systems. The most common types of invasive disease are meningitis, epiglottitis (severe swelling in the throat), pneumonia and cellulitis.
Cattaraugus County Clerk James K. Griffith is urging all county residents to be very aware of a company called "New York Retrieval Inc". This company is sending letters to property owners in the county offering to secure a certified copy of the deed for their property for a fee of nearly $60.00.
There have been 5 confirmed cases of Pertussis and 3 probable cases since the beginning of the school year. Pertussis or whooping cough is a highly contagious bacterial disease involving the respiratory tract. Whooping cough can occur at any age. It is recommended that children receive a basic series of DTaP at 2 months of age and subsequent doses given at 4.6.
Get a Kit, Make a Plan, Get Involved! Prepare your family and your pets too!
Visit Ready.gov's National Preparedness Month 2008 for lots of information on preparing for an emergency.
Download/view the Emergency Preparedness information provided in the September 2008 Cattaraugus County Health Department Newsletter below.
Governor Higgins Day was held on September 20, 2008 with the dedication of the Governor Frank Wayland Higgins Memorial Bridge.
View photos from the Governor Higgins Day event (September 20, 2008) at the Bartlett House/Olean Point Museum in Olean, New York.
Enhanced Drivers Licenses available 09/16/2008
All three Motor Vehicle Offices in Cattaraugus County will be offering the new Enhanced Driver Licenses beginning Tuesday, September 16, 2008 at 8:00am. The staff in the Olean, Little Valley and Delevan Offices have received training in the processing of these licenses which will allow border crossing between the United States, Canada, Mexico, Bermuda and the Caribbean without the need for a US Passport.