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Public Health Alerts, Advisories, & Updates

2009-2015 Public Health Alerts Archive

Dutchess County's public health updates, alerts, and advisories are available through DutchessDelivery or by subscribing to the Public Health Updates, Alerts & Advisories RSS feed. 

Current Public Health Alerts/Advisories/Updates

    - Public Health Advisory: Healthcare Providers Encouraged to Increase Measles Surveillance and Review Waiting Room Protocols (11/14/2018)

    9/12/2018 - 09/12/2018 - Public Health Advisory - Legionella in Dutchess County

    8/23/2018 - 08/23/2018 - Public Health Update - CDC Updates Zika Prevention Guidance: Interim Guidance for Preconception Counseling and Prevention of Sexual Transmission of Zika Virus for Men

    8/13/2018 - Regional Arboviral Activity: Providers Advised to Consider POW and WNV for patients presenting with viral encephalitis or meningitis

    7/30/2018 - Public Health Advisory - Rabies Exposure Guidance

     - Provider Rabid Animal Report Form

    2/1/2018 - Public Health Update - NYSDOH Releases Zika Virus Testing Guidance Update

- NYSDOH Zika Update 01/24/2018

- NYSDOH Zika Virus Q&A 

- NYSDOH ZIKV Recommendations for Day of Delivery Testing/Specimen Collection

- NYSDOH ZIKV Recommendations for Diagnostic Testing/Specimen Collection/Submission

    1/26/2018 - Public Health Alert - Influenza Cases Widespread in New York State (01/26/2018)

    1/5/2018 - Public Health Advisory - Norovirus

    1/3/2018 - PH Advisory: Flu Virus Prevalent in NYS - CDC Releases Advisory 12/27/2017

    10/20/2017 - PH Update: Powassan Case Confirmed in Dutchess County (.pdf)

    7/24/2017 - PH Advisory: Powassan Virus (.pdf)

    6/30/2017 - PH Advisory: Yellow Fever Travel, Testing, and Reporting Guidance (.pdf)

    5/31/2017 - Health Advisory: Mandated STD Reporting – Updated STD Form (.pdf)

    5/31/2017 - Health Advisory: Updated Guidance for Electronic Reporting of HIV (.pdf)

    1/14/2017 - PH Update: ZIKA Virus Spring 2017 Update and Patient Guidance (.pdf)

    12/13/2016 - PH Advisory: Elevated Blood Lead Levels In Infants Associated With Use Of KOHL (KAJAL) Arounds Eyes (.pdf)

    11/7/2016 - PH Advisory: Rise in Fatalities Linked to Fentanyl (.pdf)

    11/4/2016 - PH Advisory: Mumps Outbreak Among College Students (.pdf)

    10/24/2016 - PH Advisory: CDC Updates: Zika Virus Prevention, Risk Screening, and Testing (.pdf)

    9/14/2016 - PH Advisory: Nasal Spray Flu Vaccine Not Recommended for 2016-2017 Flu Season (.pdf)

    8/11/2016 - PH Advisory: ZIKA Virus: Updated Travel Advisory and Testing Guidance (.pdf)

         Zika Virus Testing in Dutchess County Fact Sheet (PDF)

    8/2/2016 - PH Advisory: 2016 Meningococcal Vaccine School Requirements (.pdf)

    6/2/2016 - PH Alert: Infectious Syphilis Cases Continue to Rise in Dutchess County (.pdf)

    6/1/2016 - Advisory: Barriers to Access: Atovaquone (Mepron) for the Treatment of Babesiosis (.pdf)

    5/26/2016 - PH Advisory: Recommended Diagnostic Testing for Tick-borne Disease (.pdf)

    4/1/2016 - PH Advisory: ZIKA Virus: Guidance for the Prevention of Transmission: Pregnancy, Travel, and Sexual Transmission (.pdf)

    2/19/2016 - PH Advisory: Pertussis Outbreak (.pdf)

    2/9/2016 - NYS DOH Health Advisory: Zika Virus Testing Process (.pdf)

    2/4/2016 - PH Advisory: Influenza Season Recommendations (.pdf)

    1/20/2016 - PH Advisory: ZIKA Virus - CDC & NYSDOH (.pdf)

    10/21/2015 - PH Alert: Infectious Syphilis Cases Increasing In Dutchess County (.pdf)

    - Syphilis & STD Risk Assessment Tool for Healthcare Providers (.pdf)

    7/21/2015 - PH Advisory: Clinicians Advised to Consider Tick-Borne Disease in Febrile Illness Cases (.pdf)

    - Tick-Borne Disease Diagnostic Algorithm (.pdf)

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A. K. Vaidian, MD, MPH,Commissioner of Behavioral & Community Health A. K. Vaidian, MD, MPH
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