Onondaga County Health Department http://waer.org en Flu Virus Lingers...in a Milder Form http://waer.org/post/flu-virus-lingersin-milder-form <div>Just when Central New Yorkers thought winter was over, it appears the flu season is also sticking around. &nbsp;</div><div>It's almost a repeat of last year – where one virus predominates the season, peters out and another strain replaces it, say Onondaga County health officials. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 03:06:03 +0000 Valerie Crowder & Scott Willis 16927 at http://waer.org Flu Virus Lingers...in a Milder Form Onondaga County Health Commissioner to Resign http://waer.org/post/onondaga-county-health-commissioner-resign <p>O<span style="line-height: 1.5;">nondaga</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;County Health Commissioner Dr. Cynthia&nbsp;Morrow says she’s never been more passionate about public health…which could be why she’s decided to resign.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">She told the media Thursday she strongly disagrees with plans to move the division of child and maternal health from her department to the new department of child and family services.&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 15:30:04 +0000 Chris Bolt & Scott Willis 16379 at http://waer.org Onondaga County Health Commissioner to Resign Onondaga County's Deadly Flu Season Still Might Have Weeks to Go http://waer.org/post/onondaga-countys-deadly-flu-season-still-might-have-weeks-go <p>Flu Cases have been on the Rise for Nine Straight weeks in Onondaga County and the County Health Commissioner wonders if we’ll reach the mark this week.&nbsp; Doctor Cynthia Morrow updated the County Legislature’s Health Committee Thursday morning.&nbsp; Thu, 13 Feb 2014 23:36:06 +0000 Chris Bolt & John Smith 14331 at http://waer.org Onondaga County's Deadly Flu Season Still Might Have Weeks to Go How to Beat the CNY Heat http://waer.org/post/how-beat-cny-heat <P>With scorching temperatures in Central New York, health officials say everyone should start taking precautions to beat the heat.&nbsp; Drinking plenty of water, avoiding drinks with caffeine or alcohol, taking breaks, and wearing light colored clothes can help residents avoid becoming sick.&nbsp; Residents should first recognize the signs of staying outside in the heat too long, Onondaga Health Department Spokesperson Melanie Droder warns.</P> <P><EM>"Heat exhaustion can include headache, nausea or vomiting, muscle cramping, people may feel faint or light headed. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 20:42:34 +0000 Max Brady & Valerie Crowder 5083 at http://waer.org How to Beat the CNY Heat Onondaga County is Prepared to Fight Mosquitoes http://waer.org/post/onondaga-county-prepared-fight-mosquitoes <P>A group of Onondaga County lawmakers today got an update on the health department’s mosquito control program.&nbsp; We reported on Wednesday that there are likely to be more mosquitoes as a result of the wet weather, but not necessarily more disease.&nbsp; Still, Health Commissioner Doctor Cynthia Morrow says West Nile virus and Triple-E are a part of the region’s ecology, and they’re trying to control it.</P> <P></P> <P><EM>"West Nile tends to be in the city. Triple E is definitely a Cicero swamp virus. Thu, 11 Jul 2013 21:10:49 +0000 John Smith & Scott Willis 4837 at http://waer.org Onondaga County is Prepared to Fight Mosquitoes