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Fall Free Rabies Clinics

Markhams 9/5 - West Valley 9/10 - Allegany 9/12

The Cattaraugus County Health Department announces our Fall Free Rabies Clinics.  Bring your dogs, cats, and domestic ferrets to any of the free rabies vaccination clinics to protect them against rabies.  All dogs cats and domestic ferrets must be vaccinated by four months of age, but cannot be vaccinated before three months age.  There is no charge, but donations are accepted.  For more information, please call 716-701-3386.

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The Cattaraugus County Health Department is pleased to present the 2018 Annual Report. Download the current Annual Report.

2018 Cattaraugus County Health Department Annual Report

  Protect Yourself from Mosquito - Borne

West Nile Virus Disease!

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West Nile virus (WNV) is transmitted to humans and some animals through the bite of an infected mosquito. Persons are at greatest risk of exposure to infected mosquitoes from July through September with peak activity late July to August. 

There are no human vaccines or treatment for WNV.  Prevention of mosquito bites is the most important way to reduce your risk of mosquito-borne diseases.

Please visit the Health Department WNV fact sheet to learn more about WNV disease and mosquito control.

    Lyme Disease Awareness –

Cattaraugus County!

Lyme disease is a bacterial infection you get from the bite of an infected tick. The first symptom is usually a red rash, which may look like a bull's eye.

bull's eye rash of Lyme disease

But not all people with Lyme disease have a rash. The tick is most commonly found on white-footed field mice and deer, but can also be found on raccoons, opossums, skunks, weasels, foxes, shrews, moles, chipmunks, squirrels and horses.

Fact sheets about Lyme Disease, risk factors and screening methods are available:

General information about Lyme Disease


A detailed Lyme Disease fact sheet which includes 2017 testing rates. 

Watch a video showing how to properly remove a tick.  

Little Tick Big Problem Lyme Disease

 Rabies Awareness –

Cattaraugus County!

Rabies is a viral disease which almost always leads to death, unless treatment is provided soon after exposure.

The disease is transmitted by licks, bites, or scratches from infected bats, dogs, raccoons, skunks, cats, etc.

Photo of sources of rabies, be aware!

Please visit the Cattaraugus County Health Department’s Fact Sheet page to obtain more information about Rabies, risk factors and reporting methods.

Watch a video about how to safely capture a bat. If a bat gets in your house, capture it and bring it to the Health Department to have it tested for rabies. DO NOT release it. 

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