Yearly Archives: 2016

Onondaga County Rabies Update

Onondaga County Health Commissioner, Indu Gupta, MD, MPH, announced today that a raccoon found in the town of LaFayette has tested positive for rabies. The test was confirmed by the New York State Department of Health’s Wadsworth Laboratories. So far in 2016 three animals have tested positive for rabies in Onondaga County. One bat and… Read more >

Rabies Shot Clinics, May – July 2016

The Onondaga County Health Department, in cooperation with local community partners, will be offering rabies shot clinics at the following locations during the months of May through July 2016: Thursday, May 5th, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Clay Highway Garage, 4483 Route 31, Clay Monday, May 9th, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Village of Manlius… Read more >

Make the Right Choice and Get Screened for Colorectal Cancer

If you’re aged 50 or older and haven’t been screened for colorectal cancer, now is your time! Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer among men and women in the U.S. but 1 in 3 adults aged 50-75 years are not getting tested for colorectal cancer as recommended. Screening can find polyps early so… Read more >

Bat Found Positive for Rabies

Onondaga County Health Commissioner, Indu Gupta, MD, MPH, announced today that the New York State Health Department laboratory has reported that a bat found at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo in Syracuse has tested positive for rabies. The Health Department is asking residents who may have come into direct contact with a bat on the grounds… Read more >

Advisory to Women of Child Bearing Age and Pregnant Women Who Travel to Countries with Ongoing Transmission of Zika Virus

New York State Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have issued guidance regarding the risk of Zika virus infection to pregnant women who travel to countries and/or territories that currently have on going transmission of Zika virus. These areas include: Barbados, Bolivia, Brazil, Cape Verde, Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, French… Read more >