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Health Department of Cattaraugus County

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.

Health Alert for Randolph School District

News from Health posted on Thu, 11/06/2008 - 1:55pm

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.

Certified Nurse Aide -PT

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.

VACANCIES:

Applications are accepted at the Pines Health Care & Rehabilitation Centers, Pines Olean and Pines Machias Campus for part-time and per diem positions.

SALARY:

$10.78 per hour (part-time positions) - 2007 rate

FINAL FILING DATE:

Continuous recruitment

EXAMINATION DATE:

No examination required for Certified Nurse Aid.

This job was filed for Health, Nursing Homes

Influenza Clinics for 2008-2009

News from Health posted on Tue, 09/30/2008 - 11:19am

Cattaraugus County Health Department announces the 2008-2009 Influenza (Flu)

September is Emergency Preparedness month

News from Health posted on Thu, 09/25/2008 - 12:34pm

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.

Be Tick Free

A Guide for preventing Lyme Disease

Department: Health

Filed under: ticks, lyme disease

Where can I get more information on Rabies, Lyme Disease and the Bird Flu?

Rabies

Rabies Awareness,

Rabies Clinics

Lyme Disease

Be Tick Free Guide

Bird Flu

Question: "Is it safe to feed backyard birds?"

Answer: The severe bird flu called H5N1 avian
influenza has not been found anywhere in the
United States. Even if bird flu does come to the U.S.,
it’s important to know that bird flu is hard for people to
catch. Read more

What free health services are available to me?

Free Birth Control Free Contraceptives Free STD (Sexually Transmitted Disease) Testing  FREE Emergency Contraception

Keep your children lead free: Imaginarium Wooden Coloring Cases recalled by Toys "R" Us

News from Health posted on Fri, 08/31/2007 - 3:51pm

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.

Keep Your Children Lead Free

News from Health posted on Thu, 08/02/2007 - 4:09pm

The current Fisher Price toy recall 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. Even small amounts can be harmful. Lead can be found in paint, dust, soil and water.

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