2014 Press Releases

Flu Prevalence in Erie County Increases Significantly; Surveillance Data Shows Two-fold Increase in Past Two Weeks (12/30/2014)

eCigarettes Can Be Fatal to Children & Pets; When Ingested Liquid Nicotine Can Lead to Death (12/23/2014)

Commissioner of Health Feted for Work in Erie County; Focus on Adolescent Health and Sexually Transmitted Disease Treatment and Prevention (12/04/2014)

World AIDS Day, Time to Reflect on Progress Made & Challenges Ahead (12/01/2014)

Holiday Food Preparation Safety Reminders, Don’t be a Turkey when it comes to Food Safety! (11/25/2014)

Erie County Gets Out the Message: Wipe Out Lead (10/20/2014)

National Disease Intervention Specialists Recognition Day; Day Honors Unsung Heroes of STD/HIV Outreach Programs (09/25/2014)

Presence of Enterovirus EV-D68 Confirmed in WNY; Erie County specimens Test Positive for Virus Strain (09/22/2014)

3 Free Rabies Clinics in September; Second Rabid Cat in Erie County Enforces Need for Cats to Be Vaccinated (09/04/2014)

Rabies Vaccinne Airdrop Efforts Begin This Week; Program Aimed at Reducing Incidence of Rabies in Local Wildlife Population (08/19/2014)

Mosquitoes in Erie County Test Positive for West Nile Virus; Residents Reminded to Eliminate Standing Water Where Mosquitoes Breed (08/14/2014)

Health Department to Offer Free Screenings at Fair; Interactive Educational Activities & Healthcare Experts to Answer Residents’ Questions (08/05/2014)

Don't Give Mosquitoes a Home! help Prevent West Nile Virus; Remove Standing Water Where Mosquitoes Breed (07/16/2014)

Free Microchip Clinic on July 22nd; Protect Your Pets During a Disaster or if Lost or Stolen (07/07/2014)

Preventing Accidental Infant Deaths Due to Unsafe Sleeping Practices(07/07/2014)

VANtastic Mobile Coach Health Fair on July 26th; Erie County Residents Invited to Take Advantage of Health Screenings (06/24/2014)

If It's Summer, It's Tick-Time; What You Need to Know to Stay Healthy (6/18/2014)

Two Residents Bitten by Rabid Bat & Raccoon in Past Week; Warmer Weather Increase Rabies Risk from Wild Animals (06/13/2004)

Cat Tests Positive for Rabies in Newstead; Incident Reinforces Importance of Having Pet Dogs & Cats Vaccinated (06/06/2014)

First Responders Trained in Naloxone Use; Town of Hamburg Police, Village of Hamburg Police, Village of Blasdell Police & Nine Volunteer Fire Companies Participate (05/30/2014)

Recreational Water Illness and Injury Prevention Week 2014: Stay Healthy and Safe While Swimming (05/23/2014)

Drinking Water Week Recognizes Role Water Plays in Health--What Do You Know About H2O? (05/08/2014)

Poloncarz Cuts Ribbon on New Erie County Health Mall (05/02/2014)

Ensure Your Family is Protected from Measles (4/29/2014)

National Infant Immunization Week (4/24/2014)

8th Annual Prescription Drug Take-Back Day This Saturday (4/23/2014)

National Public Health Week Recognizes Important Work Done by Local Health Departments (4/11/2014)

Groundbreaking Heroin Summit Encourages Collaboration (04/04/2014)

Dates Announced for Free Rabies Clinics in Erie County (04/03/2014)

Monday, March 24th is World TB Day: Tuberculosis Remains a Life-Threatening Problem in the United States (03/24/2014)

Department of Health Teams Up with YMCA to Tackle Diabetes (3/20/2014)

Department of Health Receives Grant from Komen WNY Affiliate Will Increase Access to Breast Cancer Screening in Erie County (03/07/14)

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month: TOPS Markets® Partners with Erie County Cancer Services Program to Raise Awareness (02/28/14)

Hamburg is Latest Site for Expanded Syringe Access Program (ESAP) (02/26/14)

Poloncarz, Burstein Commend CVS on Banning Tobacco Sales (02/10/14)

Safety First with Kids in the Car - Proper Use of Restraints Prevents Injuries & Saves Lives (02/07/14)

Wellness Screenings at Buffalo Auto Show (02/04/14)

Rampant Heroin Abuse in Erie County Continues to Grow (02/03/14)

January EC Rabies Clinic Vaccinates Hundreds of Pets (01/30/14)

Sudden Rise in Accidental Infant Deaths (01/29/14)

Data Shows Several “Flu” Viruses in Erie County (01/17/14)

Record Cold Temperatures Hit Erie County -- Stay Safe Heating Your Home! Use Generators & Portable Heaters Safely! (01/06/14)

January Date Announced for Free Rabies Clinic in Erie County (01/03/14)

Extreme Cold Weather Poses Health Risks for All Ages (01/03/14)

Influenza (“Flu”) Arrives in Erie County (01/02/2014)