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Niagara County Department of Health Joins Cooperative Effort to Wipe out Terrestrial Rabies: Oral Rabies Vaccine Distribution Project Slated to begin August 15th

The Niagara County Department of Health Environmental Division is part of a collaborative effort to prevent the spread of raccoon rabies in the Western New York region through dissemination of oral rabies vaccine (ORV).  Partners include Niagara and Erie County Departments of Health, Cornell University, New York State Department of Health, Wildlife Services Program of the US Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, and the Tuscarora and Seneca Nations.   This is the 6th year Niagara County has participated in the field trial to study the efficacy of ORV against rabies in the wild.

Friday, August 10, 2018/Author: Jacquelyn Langdon/Number of views (5465)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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National Immunization Awareness Month

August is National Immunization Awareness Month.  Immunizations represent one of the greatest public health accomplishments of the 20th century.  Vaccines protect against serious diseases, and vaccines are very safe. 

Thursday, August 2, 2018/Author: Jacquelyn Langdon/Number of views (154)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Department of Health Offers Several Initiatives to Empower Women Who Breastfeed

In the United States and Canada, August is National Breastfeeding Month. Doctors recommend exclusive breastfeeding for at least six (6) months for the optimal health of a mother and her child. The Niagara County Department of Health offers several ongoing initiatives to increase the duration and exclusivity of breastfeeding in the community.

Thursday, August 2, 2018/Author: Jacquelyn Langdon/Number of views (215)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Public Safety Update – Olcott Beach

Niagara County Department of Health has rescinded a beach advisory at Olcott Beach located in Olcott, New York.

Monday, July 23, 2018/Author: Jacquelyn Langdon/Number of views (219)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Public Safety Advisory – Olcott Beach

Niagara County Department of Health has issued a beach advisory at Olcott Beach located in Olcott, New York.

Friday, July 20, 2018/Author: Jacquelyn Langdon/Number of views (209)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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