News - 2017

Archived Press Releases by Year:
12/29/2017 Influenza Cases on the Rise in Erie County; Surveillance Data Shows Number of New Cases Rising Steadily
12/08/2017 Free January Rabies Vaccination Clinic; ECDOH Vaccinated 4,496 Pets at Six Clinics in 2017
12/05/2017 Winter Weather Safety Reminders; Stay Warm & Safe with these Timely Tips!
12/04/2017 Take Time to Get a Flu Vaccination! National Influenza Vaccination Week Reminds Public to Roll Up Their Sleeves
11/28/2017 World AIDS Day is December 1st; Number of HIV Infections Continues to Rise Despite Treatment Advances
11/15/2017 Erie County Encourages Tobacco Users to Quit During Thursday’s Great American Smokeout; To prepare for quitting: Expert advice, support and one-one-one quitting consultations available
11/13/2017 Safety Reminders for Holiday Food Preparation; Don't be a Turkey when it comes to Food Safety!
10/30/2017 4,496 Pets Receive Rabies Vaccinations in 2017; Effort Aids in Effectively Reducing Risk of Transmission of Rabies in Erie County
10/23/2017 “Fall” into Flu Season with Timely Protection; Cooler Temperatures? Time for Your Flu Shot
10/20/2017 National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week;
10/06/2017 October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month; Cancer Services Program Screens the Uninsured
10/04/2017 Erie County Reports First Human Case of West Nile Virus since 2012; Residents Reminded to Eliminate Standing Water Where Mosquitoes Breed
10/02/2017 Hope Buffalo Extends Its Commitment to the City Of Buffalo
09/28/2017 Sexually Transmitted Diseases Reach Record Highs
09/06/2017 Vaccines Are Essential for Public Health; Immunizations Halt Spread of Deadly Diseases
08/23/2017 3 Rabies Vaccination Clinics in September; Last Opportunities in 2017 to Have Your Pets Vaccinated for Free!
08/21/2017 Mosquitoes in Erie County Test Positive for West Nile Virus; Residents Reminded to Eliminate Standing Water Where Mosquitoes Breed
08/16/2017 International Overdose Awareness Day; Candlelight Memorial Remembering Those Lost to Opioid Addiction
08/08/2017 Rabies Vaccine Airdrop Begins Mid-August; Program's Goal is to Reduce Incidence of Rabies in Local Wildlife Population
08/03/2017 Visit ECDOH at the Fair! Free Health Screenings & Information
08/01/2017 HOPE Buffalo Introduces PATCH to Buffalo; Helping Providers & Teens Communicate Clearly about Health Issues
07/27/2017 Creating Breastfeeding-Friendly Worksites; Support for Businesses Creating Lactation Rooms
07/26/2017 Vaccine are Vital for Everyone; August is National Immunization Awareness Month
07/13/2017 Changing the Language of Addiction; Substance Use Disorder is a Chronic Brain Disorder from which People Can and Do Recover
06/29/2017 Tips for a Safe & Healthy 4th of July--Leave Fireworks to the Professionals!
06/22/2017 Graduation, Parties & Summer--Can Be A Dangerous Combination for Teens
06/13/2017 Targeting Breast Cancer in African-American Women; Providing Education & Resources to the Black Community
06/13/2017 Concussion Law Training: Preventing Head Trauma from Concussions in Youth Sports
06/13/2017 National Men's Health Week: Encouraging Men to Make Their Health a Priority
06/08/2017 Warm Weather Rabies Precautions; Do NOT Touch Wildlife—For Your Sake & Theirs
06/01/2017 June is Healthy Homes Month; Substandard Housing Can Lead to Health Problems
05/25/2017 How Strong Are Your Bones? May is National Osteoporosis Month
05/22/2017 Swimming Safety Tips: This is Healthy & Safe Swimming Week
05/18/2017 National Women’s Health Week: Encouraging Women to Make Their Health a Priority
05/15/2017 Rash of Fatal Overdoses This Weekend; Deadly Combination of Other Drugs with Fentanyl Suspected
05/12/2017 Hepatitis C--Have You Been Tested? Hepatitis C is Largest Infectious Disease Epidemic in the U.S.
05/10/2017 How to Protect Yourself from Ticks; Common Sense Prevention & Alert Observations are Recommended
05/09/2017 National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month; Nationwide Effort to Educate Teens to Make Informed Choices
05/03/2017 Excessive Rain & Standing Water Could Lead to Increase in Mosquitoes; Residents Asked to Help Prevent Mosquito Breeding by Eliminating Standing Water
04/27/2017 Sexual Assault Awareness & Prevention Month;
04/26/2017 National Sleep Awareness Week; Sleep Deprivation Can Adversely Affect Physical & Mental Health
04/24/2017 World Immunization Week & National Infant Immunization Week
04/20/2017 National Prescription Drug Take Back Day; Unused, Unwanted Drugs Can Be Surrendered on April 29th between 10AM--2PM
04/19/2017 April is Alcohol Awareness Month; Talk to Your Children About Drinking & Drug Use
04/07/2017 April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month; We All Can Play a Part in Building Community, Building Hope
04/03/2017 Erie County Celebrates National Public Health Week; Recognition for Unsung Heroes who Keep Our Community Safe!
03/31/2017 Dates for May & September Rabies Clinics; Hugely Popular Program Vaccinates Dogs, Cats & Ferrets for Free!
03/30/2017 Erie County Department of Health Offers STD Testing; Confidential Service Provided at 608 William St. (Buffalo) Clinic
03/22/2017 Friday, March 24th is World TB Day; Tuberculosis Remains a Life-Threatening Problem in the United States
03/19/2017 National Poison Prevention Week, March 19-25th; Program Poison Control Hotline (800) 222-1222 in your Phone!
02/24/2017 February is National Children’s Dental Health Month; Goal is to Promote the Benefits of Good Oral Health for Children
02/23/2017 March’s Message: Colorectal Cancer is Preventable; TOPS Markets® Partners with Erie County Cancer Services Program to Promote Screening
02/17/2017 TOMORROW! WNY's Furtastic Adopt-a-Thon; Pet Adopt-a-Thon Features Your Next Furry Family Member!
02/17/2017 Tower Foundation Steps Up Again in Fight Against Opioid Abuse; Additional Funds will Support Expansion of Efforts to Train Healthcare Providers
02/16/2017 Black Balloon Day;
02/10/2017 Influenza Cases on the Rise in Erie County; Surveillance Data Shows Number of New Cases Rising Steadily
02/07/2017 National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day; Black Men and Women Face a Higher Risk of Being Exposed to HIV Infection
02/03/2017 World Cancer Day is Saturday; 4 Million People Worldwide Die Prematurely from the Disease
01/31/2017 National Wear RED Day is Friday; February 3, 2017 Event Raises Awareness of Heart Disease in Women
01/27/2017 Successful Rabies Clinic in North Buffalo; Total of 554 Cats, Dogs & Ferrets Received Vaccinations
01/20/2017 Prevent Infections for Baby's Protection; January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month
01/13/2017 Erie County Receives National Recognition for Emergency & Disaster Preparedness; National "Public Health Ready" Project Cites ECDOH's Capabilities
01/11/2017 Free Cervical Cancer Screening for Uninsured; Early Diagnosis of Cervical Cancer Saves Lives
01/04/2017 Infant Caregivers Warned of Increased Risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (“SIDS”) during Cold Weather; Departments of Health and Social Services Encourage Safe Sleeping Practices for Babies and Infants