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Upcoming Flu Vaccination Clinics in Ontario County
Flu season is just around the corner. Have you and your loved ones been vaccinated yet? Read on...
Survey for Business Owners, Managers and Human Resource Workers
If you are a business owner or manager or if you work in human resources, the Finger Lakes Workplace Wellness Consortium Needs YOUR HELP! Read on...
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Ready for Halloween?Dog in Cat Mask
How about your dog?

Halloween is fun for kids. Dressing up and getting candy - what could be more perfect? The family dog may be more confused than amused by masks and face paint, however. Dog bites on Halloween are common and preventable. Read more...

October: National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
One in Eight

In the US, about one in eight women will develop invasive breast cancer during her lifetime. For men odds are much lower at one in one thousand. Though family history can raise a person's risk, most women who get breast cancer (85%) do not have a family history. Age and gender are much more important risk factors. Read on...

EbolaEbola Virus
What do I need to know?
Ebola is not a new disease. It has reared its ugly head many times in the past, usually in remote African villages far off the beaten path. Click here to find out what you need to know about the virus you are hearing about in the news.

Enterovirus D68
Is 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. Additional information available below:
New York State DOH Press Release
Ontario County Public Health Press Release


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