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Schuyler County Diabetes Prevention Classes

Have you been told you have Pre-diabetes or are at risk for Diabetes?   If you have, these are the classes for you!  Call Wendy at 607-535-8140 or email to find out more. Class Brochure

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SKSK
Schuyler County Public Health is pleased to announce that we have partnered with Watkins Glen International to bring you Strong Kids, Safe Kids! 2014. Join us as we "Race to a Healthy Future!"

Important Things To Know!

West Nile Virus and Mosquito Bites
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Schuyler County Public Health wants to remind all Schuyler County residents and visitors that West Nile Virus (WNV) is a mosquito- borne infection that flares up in the summer months and continues into the fall.   West Nile Virus (WNV) infection can cause serious disease, but according to Marcia Kasprzyk, Director of Public Health for Schuyler County these simple steps can be taken to help prevent mosquito bites:

 Avoid the outdoors between dusk and dawn when mosquitoes are most active.
  • Dress with long sleeves and pants and cover as much skin as possible to reduce areas for mosquitoes to bite.
  • Use mosquito repellent that contains DEET, picaridin, IR3535 or oil of lemon eucalyptus and always follow product label instructions.
  • Eliminate standing water which serves as mosquito breeding areas:
    •  Dispose of used tires, tin cans, plastic containers, ceramic pots or other water holding containers.
    • Drill holes in the bottom of recycling containers that are kept outdoors.
    • Turn over wading pools and wheelbarrows when not in use.
    • Change the water in bird baths twice weekly.
  • Repair window and doors screens to prevent mosquitoes from entering the house.
More information can be found here: West Nile Virus

                  

Baby Boomers are 5x more likely to be infected with hepatitis C.             VIRAL HEPATITIS. ARE YOU AT RISK? Take this online assessment to see if you're at risk. http://www.cdc.gov/hepatitis/riskassessment/ 



SCPH

Public Health Department

Marcia Kasprzyk, RN
Public Health Director
Email

106 S. Perry St.
Suite 4
Watkins Glen, NY 14891

Ph: (607) 535-8140
Fx: (607) 535-8157

For after hours, call Schuyler County Sheriff's Dispatch at (607) 535-8222 and ask to speak with the public health representative.

Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Schuyler County
105 Ninth St.
Watkins Glen, NY 14891