Preventive

Preventive Services of the Cattaraugus County Health Department

Communicable Disease Control

Cattaraugus County Preventive Services provides monitoring and surveillance of communicable diseases, such as head lice, scabies, meningitis, hepatitis, etc.

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Tuberculosis Control

  • Provide consultation in diagnosis and treatment of TB.
  • Administer and interpret skin tests and provide consultation regarding results.
  • Conduct clinics to screen for TB, follow up active cases, and investigate patient contacts.
  • Please contact our Clinic at 716-701-3439 for more information.
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Lead Poisoning Prevention

The Cattaraugus County Preventive Services provides the following lead poisoning prevention services: Read more

Lead Poisoning Prevention

What is lead poisoning?

Faucet dripping (clipart)It's a condition caused by swallowing or inhaling lead. Even small amounts of lead can be harmful. Young children are at greatest risk because their bodies absorb lead more easily than adults' do. A pregnant woman and her unborn baby can be hurt by lead. Lead can be found in paint, dust, soil and tap water.

If lead gets into a child's body what can happen?

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Immunizations for Children

Cattaraugus County Preventive Services offers immunizations and information for vaccines for children. Parents understandbly have many questions and concerns regarding childhood immunizations.  The Cattaraugus County Health Department has compiled 10 Things you need to know about immunizations to help address these questions and concerns. Read more

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Immunizations for Adults

Travel Clinic

Most vaccines needed for international travel, including Yellow Fever, are available at Cattaraugus County Health Department. As soon as you make your travel plans, call 716-701-3439 for an appointment 

Influenza

Preventive Services

The Cattaraugus County Department of Preventive Services provides the following services:

  • immunizations
  • lead poisoning prevention
  • tuberculosis control
  • communicable disease control
  • Health Education
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Preventing flu and other illnesses

Good Health Habits for Prevention

Flu & other illnesses may be prevented by following these simple guidelines:

  • Avoid close contact

    Avoid close contact with people who are sick. When you are sick, keep your distance from others to protect them from getting sick too.

  • Stay home when you are sick.

    If possible, stay home from work, school, and errands when you are sick. You will help prevent others from catching your illness.

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