The Chautauqua County Department of Health is a community of public health professionals whose main purpose is to protect and promote your family's health. The Health Department accomplishes this mission by preventing disease, prolonging meaningful life, protecting the environment, and providing leadership in health crises.
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Hepatitis A is a vaccine-preventable liver infection caused by the hepatitis A virus (HAV). HAV is found in the stool and blood of people who are infected. Hepatitis A is very contagious. It is spread when someone unknowingly ingests the virus — even in microscopic amounts — through close personal contact with an infected person or through eating contaminated food or drink. Symptoms of hepatitis A can last up to 2 months and include fatigue, nausea, stomach pain, and jaundice. Most people with hepatitis A do not have long-lasting illness. The best way to prevent hepatitis A is to get vaccinated.
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Program areas include sexually transmitted diseases and HIV, tuberculosis, communicable diseases, immunization, and chronic diseases, such as cardiovascular disease, asthma, cancer, and diabetes.
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The Chautauqua County Board of Health promulgates, adopts, and publishes rules, regulations, orders and directives for the security of life and health in Chautauqua County.