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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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My Pet got a Rabies Shot   Our next Rabies Clinic will be held July 24th, 2014 from 6-8 pm
at the Tyrone Town Barn.
 
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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 is a risk you can do something about. Protect yourself and your family from the mosquito bites that spread the virus. When you go outside, use mosquito repellent containing DEET. When possible, wear long sleeve shirts and pants. And remove standing water around your home where mosquitoes breed. Anyone can become infected, but if you’re over 50, you’re at higher risk for severe disease or even death from West Nile virus. Remember, the best defense comes from things you can do yourself.
 Fight the bite; tell mosquitoes to buzz off!


    

Ticks and Lyme Disease
Be Tick Free     Summer is here and so are the ticks.  Lyme disease is caused when a person is bitten by an infected deer tick.  Untreated, the disease can cause many health problems.  Help protect you and your family from getting Lyme Disease by following these simple steps recommended by the New York State Department of Health:

  • Wear light-colored clothing with a tight weave to spot ticks easily.
  • Wear enclosed shoes, long pants and a long-sleeved shirt. Tuck pant legs into socks or boots and shirt into pants.
  • Check clothes and any exposed skin frequently for ticks while outdoors.
  • Consider using insect repellent.
  • Stay on cleared, well-traveled trails. Walk in the center of trails. Avoid dense woods and bushy areas.
  • Avoid sitting directly on the ground or on stone walls.
  • Keep long hair tied back, especially when gardening.
  • Bathe or shower as soon as possible after going indoors (preferably within two hours) to wash off and more easily find ticks that may be on you.
  • Do a final, full-body tick check at the end of the day (also check children and pets), and remove ticks promptly.

For more information go to: Ticks and Lyme Disease 



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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
Events Calendar
Thu, Jul. 24


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Schuyler County
105 Ninth St.
Watkins Glen, NY 14891