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Health Department of Cattaraugus County

Complete Streets Program Announced

News from Economic Development, Planning and Tourism, Health posted on Thu, 06/25/2009 - 4:43pm

On April 14, 2009 - Governor David A.

Clean Hands Save Lives!

The attached PDF is a poster on the best practices for washing your hands.

  • It is best to wash your hands with soap and warm water for 20 seconds.
  • When water is not available, use alcohol-based products (sanitizers).
  • Wash hands before preparing or eating food and after going to the bathroom.
  • Keeping your hands clean helps you avoid getting sick. 

The poster goes over the following:

  • When should you wash your hands?
  • Using alcohol-based sanitizers
  • Washing with soap and water

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Partners in Preparedness 2009 Volume I, Issue 3

The attached PDF is the 2009 Volume 1, Issue 3 Partners in Preparedness: News for Trusted Local Leaders from the NYS DOH Office of Health Emergency Preparedness.

This issue is a special edition about the current H1N1 (Swine Flu) outbreak.

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Filed under: preparedness, organizations, h1n1, swine flu

Swine Flu update

News from Health posted on Thu, 04/30/2009 - 2:38pm

Cattaraugus County Health Department, announced the following updates regarding Swine FLU (H1N1):

  • CDC case definitions:

    • Suspected case of swine influenza A (H1N1) virus infection is a person with fever and cold-like symptoms with onset within 7 days of close contact with a person who is a confirmed case of swine influenza A (H1N1), or within 7 days of travel to a community either within the U.S. or internationally where there are one or more cases, or resides in a community where there are one or more confirmed cases

What is the swine flu?

What is swine flu?

Swine Influenza, also called swine flu, is a respiratory disease of pigs caused by type A influenza viruses. Outbreaks of swine flu happen regularly in pigs. People do not normally get swine flu, but human infections can and do happen. Most commonly, human cases of swine flu happen in people who are around pigs but it’s possible for swine flu viruses to spread from person to person also. Read more

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Swine Flu

News from Health posted on Mon, 04/27/2009 - 7:31pm

Allegany and Cattaraugus Counties’ Health Departments are working together to educate their county residents about swine flu. The New York State Department of Health has set up a 24 hour a day/ 7 days a week toll free hotline to answer questions from the public. This number is 1-800-808-1987.

Volunteer through ServNY for CCARES

News from Health posted on Wed, 04/15/2009 - 12:17pm

In cooperation with the New York State Department of Health, the Cattaraugus County Health Department is proud to be participating in ServNY, a comprehensive volunteer management system created to assist officials during public health emergencies.

Can I get a breast exam / mammogram without health insurance?

Contact the Cancer Screening Program at 1-585-593-4839. They provide breast exam, pelvic exam, mammogram and pap smears at no charge.

After you are enrolled in the Cancer Screening Program you can then make an appointment in a Cattaraugus County clinic (716) 701-3439

Preparedness Pays for February 2009

Preparedness Pays is a newsletter from the State of New York Department of Health

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Filed under: emergency, preparedness

Hib Infant Death

News from Health posted on Thu, 01/29/2009 - 11:28am

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.

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