Oneida County Health Department

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June 10, 2024
Don’t Risk Getting Rabies

Oneida County Health Department Urges Residents to Stay Away from Wild Animals

With nice weather, many tend to spend more time outside. Children do as well. It is important to remember that we share our space with wild animals. Sometimes, these wild animals can be infected with rabies.

May 28, 2024
Fox Tests Positive for Rabies in Town of Verona

A fox has tested positive for rabies in the Town of Verona. The fox was sent to the New York State Department of Health Wadsworth Center for testing on May 24, 2024 and positive results were reported on May 25, 2024. One person was exposed to this fox and received post exposure prophylaxis.

March 28, 2024
Protecting, Connecting and Thriving: We Are All Public Health

National Public Health Week is celebrated the first week in April annually. It’s a time to recognize and highlight the contributions of public health. The public health system is not just the employees who work at the health department but also the health care providers in our community, community agencies including public safety, environmental, educational, youth development, human services and more. The public health system also includes you.

March 20, 2024
Raccoon Tests Positive for Rabies in City of Rome

A raccoon has tested positive for rabies in Rome. The raccoon was sent to the New York State Department of Health Wadsworth Center for testing on March 18, 2024 and positive results were reported on March 19, 2024. One dog was exposed to this raccoon and received a booster vaccine.

March 19, 2024
Oneida County Health Department Announces Upcoming Rabies Vaccination Clinics

The Oneida County Health Department (OCHD) announced today that it has scheduled rabies vaccination clinics through August.

March 11, 2024
Cow Tests Positive for Rabies in Lee Center

A cow has tested positive for rabies in Lee Center. The cow was sent today to the New York State Department of Health Wadsworth Center for testing and positive results were received. Two people were exposed to the cow and have received post exposure prophylaxis.

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