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September 28th is World Rabies Day
In honor of World Rabies Day 2014, post a picture of yourself and your dog at #togetheragainstrabies. Read on...
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September is National Preparedness Disaster Preparedness Week BannerMonth
Be disaster aware, take action to prepare!
Wondering about what actions you and your family should be taking? Click here to learn how a little pre-planning can make your life a lot less stressful when something unexpected comes your way.

Enterovirus D68
CDC Poster EVD68Is it a cold? Is it the flu?
No, but it sure looks like them. EV-D68 is a member of the family of enteroviruses. It is not a new virus. In the United States, enteroviruses tend to circulate in the community in the summer and fall.

Enterovirus D68 causes symptoms very similar to a cold or influenza. They can be mild, moderate, or severe. People with EV-D68 may have body aches, runny nose, cough, sore throat, fatigue and in some cases fever. Most people who get EV-D68 recover on their own. A few go on to develop severe illness that requires hospitalization. These are the ones we tend to hear about in the news. 
Because this illness is caused by a virus, antibiotics are not effective in treating it. Individuals with mild to moderate symptoms should do the same things they do when they have a cold - stay home, rest, drink plenty of fluids and talk to their healthcare provider if they are concerned about how they are feeling. 

If you think you or a family member has EV-D68 be sure to wash your hands frequently, cover coughs and sneezes, and disinfect commonly touched surfaces. Try to avoid kissing, hugging, and sharing of food and beverages. For more information about EV-D68, click here.

More information on EV-D68
New York State DOH Press Release

Fall Produce
Coming soon to a farmer's market near youParsnips

Cucumbers, zucchini, and raspberries will soon be replaced by apples, parsnips, and acorn squash. What? You've never eaten a parsnip? Root vegetables, like parsnips and carrots, are not only delicious, but are packed with vitamins, minerals, and fiber. Pick them up at your local grocery store or click here to check out Ontario County's Local Food Guide.

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Mary L. Beer, RN, MPH
Public Health Director

3019 County Complex Dr.
Canandaigua, NY 14424-9505

Ph: (585) 396-4343
Fx: (585) 396-4551

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