Tag Archives: Environmental Health

Dog Positive for Rabies After Encounter with Raccoon

Onondaga County Health Commissioner, Dr. Indu Gupta announced today that a dog in Onondaga County has tested positive for rabies after an encounter with a wild raccoon while on a walk with its owner. This dog, a household pet, was not up-to-date on its rabies vaccinations and began having seizures and a change in behavior… Read more >

Boil Water Order Lifted for Remaining Portion of DeWitt Water District

The Onondaga County Health Department has lifted the Boil Water Order for the residents and businesses that remained under the Boil Water Order that was issued on Friday, September 18. The order was lifted for a portion of the District on Friday, September 25. Two consecutive follow-up tests have since confirmed no presence of coliform,… Read more >

Partial Lift of Boil Water Order: Some Residents Served by the Town of DeWitt Water Department Remain Under Order

Based on acceptable sample results and the Town of DeWitt’s use of engineering controls to isolate areas within the Water District, the Boil Water Order (BWO) area is being revised to eliminate portions of the Town of DeWitt previously affected. The properties in the revised BWO area are shown in this map. Please visit the… Read more >

Boil Water Order for Some Residents of the Town of DeWitt Water Department

The Onondaga County Health Department is issuing a Boil Water Order to some residents and businesses that are served by the Town of DeWitt Water Department. The affected area is outlined on this map. Test results from routine sampling that were received today confirmed the presence of Escherichia coli (E. coli) bacteria. The Town of… Read more >

Spraying of the Cicero Swamp Scheduled for Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Due to the recent findings of EEE virus in mosquitoes in the Cicero Swamp area, aerial spraying of the Cicero Swamp and the immediate surrounding areas will take place on Wednesday, August 12, 2020 after 6:00 pm, weather permitting. If weather or wind conditions are unfavorable on Wednesday, the spraying will be conducted on the… Read more >

Additional Findings of Eastern Equine Encephalitis Virus in Mosquito Pools, Spraying of Cicero Swamp Planned

Onondaga County Health Commissioner, Dr. Indu Gupta, was notified today of four additional findings of Eastern Equine Encephalitis virus (EEEV) in mosquito pools collected from a trap located on Route 298 in the Cicero Swamp area in the town of Cicero. This is the same location as the previous finding. Dr. Gupta explains that “EEE … Read more >

Annual Elimination of Water Chestnuts in the Seneca River

The Onondaga County Health Department will begin to reduce the number of water chestnuts in the Seneca River in the Baldwinsville and Three Rivers areas beginning Monday, August 10, 2020. Water chestnuts are plants that are rooted in the river bottom. Water chestnuts spread quickly and their seeds can remain dormant for several years making… Read more >

Fight the Bite: Protect Yourself from Diseases Caused by Ticks and Mosquitoes

As the Onondaga County Health Department continues its efforts to address the COVID-19 pandemic in our community, it is important to remember other issues that are affecting our health. The arrival of warm weather brings with it the need to protect ourselves from mosquito- and tick-borne diseases. Health Commissioner Dr. Indu Gupta reminds residents, “While… Read more >

Boil Water Order LIFTED for Town of DeWitt

The Onondaga County Health Department has lifted the Boil Water Order for the residents served by the Town of DeWitt Water Department. The Boil Water Order was issued on Friday, October 4 when test results from routine sampling confirmed the presence of coliform bacteria. The Town of DeWitt Water Department spent the weekend flushing the… Read more >