Health Department Blog

Sep 08

Let's Talk About Rabies

Posted on September 8, 2023 at 10:26 AM by Hannah Commins

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We all know rabies is dangerous, but have you ever wondered why? Rabies is a preventable viral disease that affects the central nervous system of mammals. When affected, the disease moves to the brain and will eventually lead to death. We work extra hard here at the Environmental Health Division to make sure our community members and pets are safe and protected when it comes to rabies. 

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Aug 15

The Importance of Public Transportation Accessibility

Posted on August 15, 2023 at 8:34 AM by Hannah Commins

Public transportation should guarantee every person the mobility they need to live their life. Access to public transportation can improve physical and mental health and health equity by increasing access to medical care, healthy food, vital services, employment, and social connections. Public Transportation in Cortland County, Cortland Transit, provides accessible transportation and services many employers, medical facilities, and grocery stores. 

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Aug 15

Household Asthma Triggers

Posted on August 15, 2023 at 8:00 AM by Hannah Commins

Common asthma triggers that can be found in your home are pet dander/hair, mold, and dust mites. It is important to not only know what triggers your asthma but to reduce them. Let’s take a look at each of these irritants to learn more about them and what can be done to help reduce them in your home.

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