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The Cattaragus County Health Department is pleased to present the 2018 Annual Report.  Download the current Annual Report.   


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Protect Yourself from Mosquito-Borne West Nile Virus Disease!


Culex WNV


West Nile virus (WNV) is transmitted to humans and some animals through the bite of an infected mosquito. Persons are at greatest risk of exposure to infected mosquitoes from July through September with peak activity late July to August. 

There are no human vaccines or treatment for WNV.  Prevention of mosquito bites is the most important way to reduce your risk of mosquito-borne diseases.


Please visit the Health Department WNV fact sheet  to learn more about WNV disease and mosquito control.



 Lyme Disease Awareness - Cattaraugus County!

Lyme disease is a bacterial infection you get from the bite of an infected tick. The first symptom is usually a red rash, which may look like a bull's eye.

Bull's eye Lyme Disease Rash

But not all people with Lyme disease have a rash. The tick is most commonly found on white-footed field mice and deer, but can also be found on raccoons, opossums, skunks, weasels, foxes, shrews, moles, chipmunks, squirrels and horses.

Fact sheets about Lyme Disease, risk factors and screening methods are available:

General information about Lyme Disease


A detailed Lyme Disease fact sheet which includes 2017 testing rates. 

Click here to watch a video showing how to properly remove a tick.  

 Rabies Awareness - Cattaraugus County!


Rabies is a viral disease which almost always leads to death, unless treatment  is provided soon after exposure.

The disease is transmitted by licks, bites, or scratches from infected bats, dogs, raccoons, skunks, cats, etc.

Rabies sources

Please visit the Cattaraugus County Health Department's Fact Sheet page to obtain more information about Rabies, risk factors and reporting methods.

Click here to watch a video about how to safely capture a bat.  If a bat gets in your house, capture it and bring it to the Health Department to have it tested for rabies.  DO NOT release it.  


  Flu Awareness - Cattaraugus County!

man with flu symptoms


What do I need to know?: Cattaraugus County flu campaign

For additional information please go to: NYSDOH fact sheet


We should ALL take action to protect ourselves from the spread of flu.


Where can I find a flu clinic in Cattaraugus County?  2018 Community Flu Clinics


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