Flu season has arrived. As family and friends are gathering for the holidays, now is a great time to get a flu vaccine to protect yourself and your loved ones. In the United States, cases of the flu are usually highest between December and February, but flu season can last until May. This week during… Read more >
Get your annual flu vaccine! The Onondaga County Health Department is now offering the flu vaccine at the Onondaga County Immunization Clinic. This is a walk-in clinic and no appointment is necessary. Vaccines are free for Onondaga County residents while supplies last. The Onondaga County Immunization Clinic will provide flu vaccines for anyone six (6)… Read more >
In Onondaga County, approximately 6% of the children tested in 2015 had high blood lead testing results requiring additional monitoring and follow-up.
To heighten awareness of childhood lead poisoning prevention, the Onondaga County Health Department (OCHD) along with the CDC, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, is… Read more >
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer is the most common cancer among United States women, no matter your race or ethnicity. The three main risk factors for breast cancer are being a woman, getting older, and certain genetic changes.
Most women (about 8 out of 10) who get breast cancer do not… Read more >
By Emily Young, Public Health Educator, Cancer Services Program
In October the leaves are changing colors and signs of pumpkins are all around, but in my world, I see pink! The Onondaga County Health Department’s Cancer Services Program (CSP) is partnering with several local pumpkins patches and diners to raise awareness about the importance of… Read more >
The location of the Onondaga County Health Department’s (OCHD) Rabies Shot Clinic scheduled for Thursday, September 8, 2016 at the SPCA on East Molloy Road has changed. The clinic will now be held at OCHD’s location at 6230 East Molloy Road in East Syracuse from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Please keep your pets on… Read more >
Onondaga County Health Commissioner Indu Gupta, MD, MPH, announced today that West Nile virus (WNV) continues to be present in Onondaga County. A mosquito pool from a trap in the town of Salina was found to be positive for WNV; this is the same trap with positive findings for WNV last week.
Dr. Gupta states… Read more >
Onondaga County Health Commissioner, Indu Gupta MD, MPH, was notified by the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) that two mosquito pools from a trap located in the Town of Salina have tested positive for West Nile Virus.
NYSDOH also notified Onondaga County Health Department (OCHD) of an update in their report to OCHD… Read more >
Onondaga County Health Commissioner, Indu Gupta MD, MPH, has been notified that a mosquito pool from a trap located at Island Road in the town of Cicero has tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis Virus (EEEV). Dr. Gupta explained, “EEE is a rare disease that is caused by a virus spread by the bite of… Read more >
By Jackie Shostack, MSEd, Public Health Education Supervisor
Bureau of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
Onondaga County Health Department
It’s been a great summer and I hope everyone’s been enjoying the outdoors. Onondaga County has so many beautiful parks to explore and play in. However, when you are outside, you need to play it safe!… Read more >