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Get your FLU shot TODAY! 

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

For more information, please go to:

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NYSDOH

To learn more about our FLU Clinics by contacting the Cattaraugus County Health Department at 1-800-251-2584.

UPCOMING FLU VACCINE CLINICS

Rabies Prevention

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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. 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.

For more information, please go to: 

CDC

NYSDOH

Learn more about our FREE Rabies Clinics by contacting the Cattaraugus County Health Department at 716-701-3386. 

UPCOMING RABIES CLINICS

Vaping & E-Cigarettes 

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Vaping is the act of inhaling and exhaling the aerosol, often referred to as vapor, which is produced by e-cigarettes or similar devices. Most e-cigarettes contain nicotine - the addictive drug in regular cigarettes, cigars and other tobacco products. Many e-cigarettes come in fruit, candy, and other kid-friendly flavors, such as mango, strawberry and creme.

According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the use of e-cigarettes by youth has reached epidemic proportions nationally. Since the New York State Department of Health began tracking e-cigarette use in New York State (NYS) in 2014, use by youth in high school has increased 160 percent, from 10.5 percent in 2014, to 20.6 percent in 2016, to an astounding 27.4 percent in 2018.

For more information, please go to:

CDC

NYSDOH

Lyme Disease

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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. 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.

For more information and to watch a video on how to remove a tick, please go to:

CDC

NYSDOH

Protect Yourself from Mosquito - Borne West Nile Virus Disease!

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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.

For more information, please go to: 

CDC

NYSDOH

Catt. County is an Accredited Health Department by the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB)