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Pertussis (Whooping Cough)
Whooping cough (pertussis) is a respiratory infection that can cause severe coughing or trouble breathing. About half of infants who get whooping cough are hospitalized!
People and animals can get rabies, a deadly virus, if exposed to a rabid animal and left untreated.
Radon is a radioactive gas that is colorless, tasteless, and odorless. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer.
Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)
Access STI resources and learn more about the county's STI program.
Substance use refers to the harmful use of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs. Repeated substance use can lead to dependence, which typically includes a strong desire to take the drug despite the negative consequences. Substance use affects the health and wellbeing of our community in the both the short and long term.
Suicide is the taking of one’s own life. There’s no single cause for suicide. Suicide most often occurs when stressors and health issues converge to create an experience of hopelessness and despair.
Ticks (Lyme and other diseases)
Lyme disease is the most common disease spread by ticks in New York State.
West Nile Virus (WNV)
West Nile Virus (WNV) is viral infection that can be spread to people from the bite of an infected mosquito. WNV can cause serious illness, and in some cases, death.
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