Previous Years' DCDOH Public Health Alerts, Updates & Advisories

Department of Health
Kari Reiber, MD, Acting Commissioner


~ 2009-2015 DCDOH Public Health Information ~


    6/15/2015 - PH Advisory Updated Information and Guidelines for Evaluation of Patients for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus - MERS-CoV -Infection

    4/17/2015 - PH Advisory 04/17/2015 HIV PEP Guidance and Provider Registry

    3/11/2015 - 03/11/2015 Advisory – Tickborne Disease CME Opportunities

    2/9/2015 - 2/9/2015 Measles Advisory - Prevention and Control in NYS

    2/2/2015 - Measles FAQs

    1/30/2015 - 1/30/2015 Outbreak Control for Vaccine Preventable Diseases Guidance for Schools & Colleges

    9/17/2014 - Public Health Advisory: EV-D68 Guidelines for Healthcare Providers

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    9/15/2014 - Public Health Advisory: EV-D86 Guidelines for Schools (09/15/2014)

    8/7/2014 - DCDOH Public Health Advisory: NYS Immunization Requirements for School Entry 8/7/2014

    3/18/2014 - DCDOH Public Health Advisory: NYS PH Law Amendment – Immunizations for School Entry - 03/18/2014

    1/29/2014 - DCDOH Public Health Advisory: Increase in improperly treated STDs - 01/29/2014

    1/6/2014 - DCDOH Public Health Advisory: Countywide Increase in Gastrointestinal Illness - 01/02/2014

    12/12/2013 - DCDOH Public Health Advisory: CDC Releases MMWR Article - Three Sudden Cardiac Deaths Associated with Lyme Disease (pdf)

    8/16/2013 - DCDOH Public Health Alert – Emergent Arthropod Guidance for Providers:Powassan and other Tick-borne Diseases (.pdf)
- “Tickborne Diseases of the United States:  A Reference Manual for Health Care Providers
- “Recognizing and Treating Tick-Borne Diseases” CME
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Tick-borne Disease Information

    8/2/2013 - DCDOH Public Health Advisory - Vaccine Information Resources for Providers (.pdf)

- Immunization Resource List (.pdf)

- Immunization Resource List (.html)


    8/1/2013 - DCDOH Public Health Advisory - Annual Morbidity Report & Congenital Syphilis Case (.pdf)

    5/24/2013 - DCDOH Public Health Alert - Providers Advised to Consider Measles

    2/28/2013 - DCDOH Public Health Advisory - Increase in Gastrointestinal Illness (Norovirus) (.pdf)

    2/14/2013 - DCDOH Public Health Advisory - DCDOH Adult Immunizations and Screening by Appointment (.pdf)

    1/11/2013 - DCDOH Public Health Alert - DCDOH Recommends Antiviral Medications (.pdf)

    1/11/2013 - DCDOH Public Health Advisory - Respiratory Illnesses Widespread in New York & ACIP Recommendations

    12/13/2012 - DCDOH Public Health Advisory – Widespread Influenza in New York State (.pdf)

    11/5/2012 - DCDOH - Telephone Service Resumes (.pdf)

    10/31/2012 - DCDOH TELEPHONE SERVICE DISRUPTION: Alternate Numbers Provided

    10/26/2012 - DCDOH Public Health Advisory - Preparing Your Facility for Hurricane Sandy (.pdf)

    10/25/2012 - DCDOH Public Health Advisory - Lead Poisoning Prevention Week 10/21-10/27 (.pdf)

– DCDOH Reminds Providers of Regulations


    10/4/2012 - DCDOH Public Health Advisory - Cases of West Nile Virus in Dutchess County

    9/28/2012 - DCDOH Public Health Update - Continued Surveillance During Incubation Period for Index Measles (.pdf)

    9/27/2012 - DCDOH Public Health Advisory – STD Conference October 12th Invitation to Providers (.pdf)

    9/21/2012 - DCDOH Public Health Update - Healthcare Providers Encouraged to Increase Measles Surveillance & Review Waiting Room Protocols (.pdf)

    9/20/2012 - DCDOH Public Health Alert - Measles Case Confirmed in Ulster County (.pdf)

    8/29/2012 - DCDOH Public Health Advisory - EIP Adopts New Procedure (.pdf)

    8/14/2012 - DCDOH Public Health Advisory - Increase in Variant Influenza A Virus Infections (H3N2v Confirmed)

NYSDOH H3N2v Advisory (August 7, 2012)


    8/13/2012 - DCDOH Public Health Alert - Pertussis Cases on the Rise Locally: Pertussis Linked to 4 Infant Hospitalizations

    5/10/2012 - DCDOH Public Health Advisory - Regional HIV/STD Outbreak in Men-who-have-Sex-with-Men (.pdf)

    2/14/2012 - DCDOH PHAdvisory - Countywide Increase in Viral Gastrointestinal Illness Update (.pdf)
Norovirus Response & Clean up (.pdf) - National Park Service
Approved Antimicrobials for Norovirus (.pdf)  -  US EPA
Prevention Information on Norovirus - CDC

    2/7/2012 - DCDOH PHAdvisory - Countywide Increase in Viral Gastrointestinal Illness (.pdf)

    12/6/2011 - DCDOH Public Health Advisory - Respiratory Illness in School-Aged Children (.pdf)

    10/6/2011 - DCDOH Public Health Advisory - Letter from the Commissioner: Mid Hudson Adult Immunization Coalition Meeting (.pdf)

See Brochure (.pdf)


    9/1/2011 - DCDOH Advisory - Protecting the Health of Emergency Personnel after a Hurricane or Flood (.pdf)

    8/10/2011 - NYSDOH Health Advisory - Testing and Reporting of Arboviral and Tick-Borne Illnesses (.pdf)

    6/14/2011 - DCDOH Public Health Advisory - Pertussis Responsible for Two Infant Deaths (.pdf)

    5/20/2011 - DCDOH Public Health Advisory - Measles Circulating in New York State (.pdf)

CDC Pictures of Measles Cases


    4/26/2011 - LEARN THE SIGNS. ACT EARLY: A Continuing Medical Education Opportunity (.pdf)
Registration Form (.pdf)

    4/20/2011 - DCDOH Public Health Advisory - Operation Pill Purge (.pdf)

    4/5/2011 - DCDOH Health Advisory - Letter to Healthcare Providers RE: Safety Resources for Providers and Patients
- NYS Injury-Free Children Poster (.pdf)
- NYS Injury-Free Children Poster with tear-off tabs (.pdf)

    2/25/2011 - DCDOH Public Health Advisory - Influenza Widespread, Vaccine available for Providers (.pdf)

    2/22/2011 - DCDOH Public Health Advisory - Certified Pharmacist Immunizer Survey and NYSIIS Reporting (.pdf)

    2/15/2011 - DCDOH Public Health Advisory - DCDOH Recommends Increased Pertussis Vaccine Coverage with Updated CDC Guidance (.pdf)

    11/9/2010 - DCDOH Public Health Advisory - Influenza Vaccine Available through DCDOH (.pdf)

    10/22/2010 - DCDOH Public Health Advisory - Outpatient Influenza-like Illness Network (ILNet) (.pdf)

    9/16/2010 - DCDOH Posts Pertussis “Dear Parent” Letter on Website (.pdf)
       - Sample "Dear Parent” Letter (Pertussis) (.pdf)

    9/3/2010 - DCDOH Public Health Advisory - 2010-2011 Influenza Vaccine Recommendations (.pdf)

    6/11/2010 - DCDOH Public Health Advisory - Mumps Cases In Dutchess County (.pdf)

    6/11/2010 - DCDOH Public Health Advisory - Confirmed Mumps Cases in Dutchess County (.pdf)

    5/17/2010 - DCDOH Public Health Advisory - Calabash Chalk Containing Elevated Levels of Lead and Arsenic (.pdf)

    4/28/2010 - DCDOH Public Health Alert - Clusters of E. Coli in Dutchess County Students (.pdf)

    4/5/2010 - DCDOH Public Health Advisory - New Expiration Dates for Influenza A (H1N1) 2009 Monovalent Vaccine (.pdf)

    4/2/2010 - DCDOH Public Health Advisory - Voluntary Recall of Wyeth's Prevnar Pneumococcal 7-valent conjugate vaccine (.pdf)

    3/25/2010 - DCDOH Public Health Alert - Recommendation to Temporarily Suspend Usage of GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Rotarix (Rotavirus) Vaccine (.pdf)

    3/22/2010 - DCDOH Public Health Alert - Outbreak of Herpes Gladiatorum (.pdf)

    2/11/2010 - DCDOH Public Health Advisory - Antiviral Recommendations (.pdf)

    2/4/2010 - DCDOH Public Health Advisory - Notice to Physicians About Sanofi Pasteur Changes Expiration Date (.pdf)

    1/28/2010 - DCDOH Public Health Advisory - Antiviral Treatment Available for Uninsured/Underinsured (.pdf)

    1/7/2010 - DCDOH Public Health Advisory - Seasonal Flu and 2009 H1N1 Vaccines Available (.pdf)

    12/29/2009 - DCDOH Public Health Advisory - Seasonal Flu and 2009 H1N1 Vaccines Available Through the Dutchess County Department of Health (.pdf)

    12/23/2009 - DCDOH Public Health Alert - Voluntary Recall of Certain Lots of MedImmune 2009 H1N1 Nasal Spray (.pdf)

    12/16/2009 - DCDOH Public Health Alert - Instructions Relative to Voluntary Recalled Lots of Sanofi Pasteur 2009 H1N1 Pediatric (0.25 mL, for 6-35 month olds) Vaccine in Pre-Filled Syringes (.pdf)

    12/15/2009 - DCDOH Public Health Update - Update on 2009 H1N1 Vaccine Protocols (.pdf)

    12/10/2009 - DCDOH Advisory - 2009 H1N1 vaccine Now available to ALL New Yorkers (.pdf)

    12/2/2009 - DCDOH Public Health Advisory - H1N1 Vaccination Campaign (.pdf)

    11/25/2009 - DCDOH Public Health Advisory - H1N1 Guidance for Medical Care Facilities & Offices (.pdf)

    11/17/2009 - DCDOH Public Health Update - Pneumonia Vaccine - H1N1 Update including CDCs 5 in 5 for Healthcare Providers (.pdf)

    11/6/2009 - CDC Alert - Key Issues for Clinicians Concerning Antiviral Treatments for 2009 H1N1

    11/5/2009 - DCDOH Public Health Alert for Pharmacists - FDA Releases Guidance for Tamiflu Oral Suspension (.pdf)

    10/22/2009 - DCDOH Public Health Update - 2009 H1N1 Influenza Update for Providers - Update #1 (.pdf)

    10/19/2009 - DCDOH Public Health Alert - H1N1 Vaccine Update for Healthcare Providers (.pdf)

    10/7/2009 - DCDOH Public Health Alert - Provider Registration and Insurance Billing (.pdf)
NYSDOH - 10/07/09 - Q & A's relating to 2009 H1N1 Vaccine Insurance Billing/Coding (.pdf)

    9/22/2009 - DCDOH Advisory - DCDOH Urges Healthcare Providers to Register Now for Novel H1N1 Influenza Vaccine (.pdf)

    9/21/2009 - DCDOH Advisory - NYSDOH Guidance for Seasonal and H1N1 Influenza (.pdf)

    9/14/2009 - DCDOH Public Health Alert - Novel H1N1 Vaccine Survey and Update (.pdf)

    7/29/2009 - DCDOH Advisory - New Lead Regulations (.pdf)

    7/15/2009 - DCDOH Advisory - HEAL 9 (.pdf)

    - NYSDOH Letter - HIV Post‐Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) Guidelines

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