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Environmental Health

Exposure to Raw Sewage

People who are in contact with raw domestic sewage as a result of flooding and sewer/septic back-ups are at increased risk of contracting illnesses as a result of exposure to the viruses and bacteria in sewage.

If you have had a significant exposure to raw sewage, you should contact your primary care physician to evaluate your risk, and to consider possible treatment.

If you do not have a primary care physician, or you do not have health insurance, you should contact…


• Middletown Community Health Center at 343-8838 in Middletown, or 858-2857 in Port Jervis , or 744-2067 in Pine Bush

• Greater Hudson Valley Family Health Center in Newburgh at 563-8000

• Hudson River Healthcare at 651-2298 in the Town of Goshen, or 778-2700 in Walden