Onondaga County Health Department

FLU SEASON
11:06 pm
Tue April 15, 2014

Flu Virus Lingers...in a Milder Form

Interim County Health Commissioner Michelle Mignano, left, and County Medical Director Quoc Nguyen.
Credit Scott Willis / WAER News

Just when Central New Yorkers thought winter was over, it appears the flu season is also sticking around.  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.   County Medical Director Quoc Nguyen says the H1N1 virus has faded, but influenza type B has been trending up during the past week. 

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PUBLIC HEALTH
11:30 am
Thu April 3, 2014

Onondaga County Health Commissioner to Resign

County Health Commissioner Dr. Cynthia Morrow addresses the media Thursday.
Credit Scott Willis / WAER News

Onondaga County Health Commissioner Dr. Cynthia Morrow says she’s never been more passionate about public health…which could be why she’s decided to resign. 

 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. 

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Onondaga County Flu Update
6:36 pm
Thu February 13, 2014

Onondaga County's Deadly Flu Season Still Might Have Weeks to Go

Onondaga County can't seem to shake the flu.
Credit CDC.gov

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.  Doctor Cynthia Morrow updated the County Legislature’s Health Committee Thursday morning. 

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Health
4:42 pm
Tue July 16, 2013

How to Beat the CNY Heat

Onondaga County Health Department warns summer’s hot weather can lead to serious heat-related illness.
Credit Onondaga County Health Department's Web Site

With scorching temperatures in Central New York, health officials say everyone should start taking precautions to beat the heat.  Drinking plenty of water, avoiding drinks with caffeine or alcohol, taking breaks, and wearing light colored clothes can help residents avoid becoming sick.  Residents should first recognize the signs of staying outside in the heat too long, Onondaga Health Department Spokesperson Melanie Droder warns.

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MOSQUITO BORNE DISEASE
5:10 pm
Thu July 11, 2013

Onondaga County is Prepared to Fight Mosquitoes

A group of Onondaga County lawmakers today got an update on the health department’s mosquito control program.  We reported on Wednesday that there are likely to be more mosquitoes as a result of the wet weather, but not necessarily more disease.  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.


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