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9/24/14  

WESTCHESTER LEARNS OF FIRST EV-D68 CASE - Health Department Offers Important Tips to Keep Families Healthy; Virus Is Present Statewide.

8/15/14  

FIRST POSITIVE WEST NILE VIRUS CASE IN WESTCHESTER. Health Department reminds residents to take precautions against mosquitoes.

8/13/14  

BATS ARE BACK: IF YOU FIND A BAT IN YOUR HOME, CATCH AND KEEP IT FOR TESTING!

8/8/14  

WESTCHESTER COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT PROMOTES BREASTFEEDING. WIC moms who choose to breastfeed are celebrated during World Breastfeeding Week.

8/7/14  

FIRST MOSQUITO BATCH IN WESTCHESTER TESTS POSITIVE FOR WEST NILE VIRUS. Recommends residents use repellent before and after dusk

8/3/14  

BOIL WATER ADVISORY LIFTED FOR OSSINING
Tap water now safe to drink

8/1/14  

UPDATED BOIL WATER ADVISORY FOR OSSINING
Residents instructed to boil water before drinking or using to prepare food

8/1/14  

BOIL WATER ADVISORY ISSUED FOR OSSINING THROUGH SUNDAY. Residents instructed to boil water before drinking or using in food preparation.

7/17/14  

WEST NILE VIRUS IS CLOSE BY – POSITIVE MOSQUITOES FOUND IN NYC. Westchester residents reminded to take precautions against mosquitoes

7/10/14  

SWIMMING SAFETY ADVICE FROM THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT. Swim Only in Guarded Areas, Drink Water and Apply Sunscreen Often.


SEGURIDAD EN EL AGUA,RECOMENDACIONES DEL DEPARTAMENTO DE SALUD. Nade sólo en áreas vigiladas, tome agua y aplíquese bloqueador solar frecuentemente.

7/9/14  

FREE RABIES CLINIC SATURDAY, JULY 26 IN CORTLANDT MANOR
One-day vaccination clinic sponsored by the Westchester County Health Department

7/7/14  

WESTCHESTER COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT OFFERS BACK TO SCHOOL SHOTS.
Make sure your child is up-to-date with required school vaccines.

7/7/14  

EL DEPARTAMENTO DE SALUD DEL CONDADO DE WESTCHESTER OFRECE VACUNAS ANTES DE REGRESAR A LA ESCUELA. Asegúrese de que su hijo esté al día con las vacunas que son obligatorias para la escuela.

6/24/14  

FREE RAPID HIV TESTS AVAILABLE ON NATIONAL HIV TESTING DAY JUNE 27

5/28/14  

ASTORINO ADDS FUNDING TO AID ‘TRAP, NEUTER AND RELEASE’ PROGRAM
Animal Defenders of Westchester and Other Local Groups Lead Effort to Curtail Number of Strays.

5/22/14  

RABIES ALERT – RACCOONS LEFT ON HEALTH DEPARTMENT DOORSTEP
Health commissioner asks that the person who was caring for them come forward for rabies evaluation.  Media Availability: Sherlita Amler, MD, will answer questions about this at 12:45 at the health department office at 145 Huguenot Street, New Rochelle, 7th floor.

5/22/14  

MEMORIAL DAY BARBEQUE SAFETY TIPS. Health department offers food and outdoor safety tips for holiday weekend and beyond.

5/14/14  

APPLICATIONS SOUGHT FOR RUTH TAYLOR SCHOLARSHIPS. Awards will go to graduate students in social work or public health.

5/6/14  

ASTORINO ANNOUNCES WESTCHESTER WILL PROVIDE FIRST RESPONDERS WITH LIFESAVING NARCAN . County Hopes to Save Lives By Reversing Overdoses.

5/6/14  

WHITE PLAINS IS WESTCHESTER’S TOP-TASTING WATER. Westchester water taste test highlights National Drinking Water Week.

5/5/14  

HELP CHOOSE THE COUNTY’s BEST-TASTING WATER TUESDAY, MAY 6

4/30/14  

COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT OFFERS FREE MINNOWS TO RESIDENTS.
Fish are part of the county’s West Nile Prevention Strategy; Larviciding Begins Monday

4/24/14  

DISTINGUISHED PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE AWARD GOES TO YONKERS COALITION
Healthy Connections for LYFE Coalition Recognized for Successes in Reducing Health Disparities

4/8/14  

TEEN RECOGNIZED FOR HER PUBLIC HEALTH IMPACT. Rachel Cohen's Stuffed Animals For Emergencies honored with youth public health service award

3/26/14  

WESTCHESTER RANKS FIRST IN HEALTHY BEHAVIORS STATEWIDE. Westchester ranks 7th in overall health outcomes and 5th in health factors

3/25/14  

WESTCHESTER HEALTH DEPARTMENT EXPANDS PREVENTIVE TB SERVICES
Tuberculosis cases decreased in Westchester; World TB Day Observed

2/26/14  

FREE RABIES CLINIC SUNDAY, MARCH 9 IN NEW ROCHELLE. One-day vaccination clinic sponsored by the Westchester County Health Department

.2/4/14  

STORM PREP: GENERATOR SAFETY.  Avoid Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

1/6/14  

HEALTH TIPS TO WEATHER THE BITTER COLD.

1/6/14  

FREE FLU SHOTS AVAILABLE TO RESIDENTS. Last Chance for a Free County Flu Clinic This Season.

1/6/14  

BOARD OF HEALTH SEEKS CANDIDATES FOR ANNUAL PUBLIC HEALTH AWARD.