2015 Press Releases

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Holiday Safety Tips; 'Tis the Season to be Careful! (12/18/2015)

Free January Rabies Vaccination Clinic; ECDOH Vaccinated 4,716 Pets at 6 Clinics in 2015 (12/16/2015)

ECDOH Recognizes World AIDS Day; Time to "End the Epidemic" (12/02/2015)

Underage Drinking Can Have Lifelong Effects; Alcohol Causes Numerous Short-Term and Long-Term Problems (11/24/2015)

Local Case of E. coli Linked to Chipotle Mexican Grill Restaurants (11/20/2015)

Holiday Food Preparation Safety Reminders; Don't be a Turkey when it comes to Food Safety! (11/18/2015)

Time to Get Smart about Antibiotic Prescribing; ECDOH Raises Health Threat of Antibiotic Resistance Fueled by Unnecessary Use (11/12/2015)

Innovative Opioid Addiction Program; Local Law Enforcement & Treatment Personnel Hear Details of "PAARI" from Leonard Campanello, Gloucester (MA) Chief of Police (11/09/2015)

Erie County Receives Federal Teen Pregnancy Prevention Grant; Awarded $2 Million Annually for Five Years to Reduce Pregnancy Among Females 15--19  (11/04/2015)

ECDOH Recognizes National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week; Children Most at Risk--Knowledge & Prevention are Key! (10/30/2015)

National Shortage of FluMist®; Commissioner Encourages Parents Not to Delay Children's Immunization (10/23/2015)

Flu Vaccination Time; Protect Yourself and Loved Ones from Influenza (10/12/2015)

Erie County Recognizes National Preparedness Month; Don’t Wait. Communicate. Make Your Emergency Plan Today! (09/29/2015)

ECDOH Recognizes Importance of Groundwater; September 8th is "Protect Your Groundwater Day"  (09/08/2015)

3 Free Rabies Clinics in September; Recent Rabid Cat in Erie County Enforces need for Cats to be Vaccinated  (09/03/2015)

Everyone Needs Vaccines from the Start & Throughout Our Lives! National Immunization Awareness Month Concludes  (08/31/2015)

Immunizations during Pregnancy; Vaccines Help Keep Mom, Baby and Family Healthy  (08/10/2015)

Rabies Vaccine Airdrop Efforts to Begin Mid-August; Program Aimed at Reducing Incidence of Rabies in Local Wildlife Population (08/07/2015)

Send Your Child Back to School Protected from Serious Diseases; National Immunization Awareness Month is a Reminder that We All Need Vaccines throughout Our Lives (08/06/2015)

Staying Cool in the Heat; Those Most at Risk Strongly Encouraged to Take Necessary Precautions (07/29/2015)

How to Avoid Child Deaths in Hot Cars; Take Steps to Avoid this Preventable Tragedy (07/17/2015)

Summer Rabies Precautions; "Eek! A Bat! What Do I Do?" (07/16/2015)

Mosquitoes in Erie County Test Positive for West Nile Virus; Residents Reminded to Eliminate Standing Water where Mosquitoes Breed  (07/08/2015)

National Mosquito Control Awareness Week; "It's the most Itchiest Time of the Year" (06/26/2015)

West Seneca Naloxone Training Sessions; Two July Sessions Added at Vigilant Fire Department (06/24/2015)

Warm Weather Brings Pool Safety Concerns; Children of all Ages Need to Be Supervised While Swimming (06/18/15)

Rates of New Deadly Skin Cancers Double Over Last 3 Decades; Cases in Young Women Account for Majority of Diagnoses (06/11/2015)

Additional Naloxone Training Sessions Added; Two June Sessions Planned for Southtowns; One for Northtowns (05/29/2015)

National Hepatitis Testing Day is May 19th; Baby Boomers Encouraged to be Tested for Hepatitis C (05/14/2015)

Be Aware -- Tick Season is Here; Follow these Tips to Stay Safe and Healthy (04/30/2015)

Overwhelming Response to Naloxone Training Sessions; Prompts Scheduling of Ongoing Monthly Trainings (04/22/2015)

Erie County a Leader in Opioid Harm Reduction Efforts; New Initiative to Place Narcan in Public's Hands (04/02/2015)

Poloncarz, Burstein Announce Public Health Clinics to Prevent Hepatitis A Outbreak (03/22/2015)

National Poison Prevention Week; A Four-Step Plan to Preventing Unintentional Poisonings (03/19/2015)

Binge Drinking Leads to Alcohol Poisoning (03/16/2015)

Erie County Recognizes Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month; TOPS Markets® Partners with Erie County Cancer Services Program to Raise Awareness (03/06/2015)

Increase in Fatal Overdoses Involving Fentanyl; Recent Surge in Deaths Prompts Warning (02/12/2015)

Extreme cold Weather Poses Health Risks for All Ages; Stay Indoors if You Can; When Outdoors Dress in Layers (02/11/2015)

February 7th is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day; Goal is Increased Education, Testing and Treatment (02/06/2015)

Infant Caregivers Warned of Increased Risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome ('SIDS') during Extreme Cold; Departments of Health and Social Services Encourage Safe Sleeping Practices for Babies and Infants (02/06/2015)

Measles Threat a Serious Public Health Concern; Immunization is Key to stop Spread of Highly Contagious Disease (02/04/2015)

First Confirmed Erie County Death Associated with Influenza; Infant Succumbs over New Year's Holiday (1/20/2015)

January is Cervical Health Awareness Month; Learn How to Detect & Prevent Cervical Cancer (1/16/2015)

Flu Prevalence in Erie County Remains High; Surveillance Data Shows Number of New Cases Plateaued (1/13/2015)

2015 Ushers in Extremely Cold Weather; Bitter Wind Chills Expected to Last Several Days (1/5/2015)