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Health Department of Cattaraugus County

When There's a Flood

When There's a Flood: What you Need to Know to protect your health and Safety

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Before You Evacuate

If there is time, move important papers, television sets, computers, stereo equipment and easily moveable appliances such as a microwave oven to the upper floors of your home. Read more

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Filed under: flood

Health Precautions for Flood Victims

News from Health posted on Tue, 08/11/2009 - 2:06pm
The Cattaraugus County Health Department (CCHD) is issuing the following press release regarding safety and health precautions for flood relief workers or homeowners engaged in cleanup activities. Information is also available on the NYS Department of Health’s website at:
http://www.health.state.ny.us/environmental/emergency/flood/index.htm

2008 Annual Report

The 2008 Annual Report for the Cattaraugus County Health Department

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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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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.

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