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.
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.
This work involves assisting in the care of residents and their quarters in accordance with the policies and procedures of the Residential Health Care facility where employed.
Applications are accepted at the Pines Health Care & Rehabilitation Centers, Pines Olean and Pines Machias Campus for part-time and per diem positions.
$10.78 per hour (part-time positions) - 2007 rate
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No examination required for Certified Nurse Aid.
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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.
A Guide for preventing Lyme Disease
The current Imaginarium Wooden Coloring Cases recalled by Toys "R" Us has prompted the Health Department to advise parents and/or caregivers as to the importance of lead testing for children. Lead can poison people. It can be harmful to babies. If lead gets into your baby's body, it could cause: a lower IQ, kidney damage, hearing loss, growth problems, anemia and behavior problems.