Broome County Health Department

Legionnaires' Disease in Broome
There have been a few confirmed cases of Legionnaires' disease in Broome County this year.
Although an outbreak of the disease in New York City killed 12 people, it's not known whether anyone diagnosed with it in Broome County died.
Mari Yourdon of the county Health Department today said Leg…
Offices Remain Closed Friday
The Broome County Health Department building in Binghamton will remain closed until further notice following a problem linked to a renovation project.
The site at 225 Front Street was evacuated Thursday morning because of excessive fumes from a floor sealant that had been used by a contractor doing o…
Broome Flu Cases Rising
The number of Binghamton-area residents diagnosed with the flu is rising.
Mari Yourdon of the Broome County Health Department says confirmed influenza cases started to increase around mid-December.
Yourdon says the number of people with the flu more than doubled in the last reported week...
Flu clinics
The first Broome County Health Department flu vaccine clinic of the season will be held today.
Flu shots will be available at the health department offices at 225 Front Street in Binghamton.
Today's clinic will operate from 9 a.m. to 4 p...
Heat safely
The Broome County Health Department is alerting residents to the potential for carbon monoxide poisoning during the extreme cold.
The department urges people to follow precautions to prevent problems associated with the misuse of heating devices...
Flu fighters
The Broome County Health Department will hold a series of flu clinics for residents over the next several weeks.
Department immunization nurse Sue Blythe says a clinic schedule will be released soon.
Speaking on WNBF Radio's Binghamton Now program, Blythe said everyone one older than six months s…
Don’t Release That Bat!
With summer quickly approaching, the number of bat and human encounters is sure to rise.  The Broome County Health Department is asking everyone to adhere to the following when it comes to bat exposure and rabies:

Potential exposure of the rabies virus by way of bats can be limited by vaccinatin…
Broome Flu Vaccine Supplies OK
Broome County health officials aren't worried about the supply of flu vaccine at the moment.
Although demand for flu shots is high because of widespread influenza activity, supervising public health educator Diane O'Hora says the amount of vaccine locally appears to be adequate...

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