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Thursday, September 29, 2005
NEW CHILDHOOD LEAD POISONING CASES CONTINUE TO DECLINE IN NYC,
There were 3,193 new childhood lead poisoning cases in New York City in 2004, a 6% decrease from 3,413 cases in 2003, and an 83% decline in cases over the past decade, according to data released today by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH). Despite steady improvement, lead poisoning remains a significant health problem, particularly in certain communities in Brooklyn.
PRESS RELEASE # 104-05




Friday, September 23, 2005
NYC HEALTH DEPT. TO CONDUCT MOSQUITO SPRAYING IN STATEN ISLAND
To reduce mosquito activity and to control West Nile virus, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) will spray pesticide from trucks in parts of Staten Island from 7:30 P.M. on Tuesday, Sep. 27 to 6:00 A.M. on Wednesday, Sep. 28. If weather does not permit, spraying will be delayed until the evening of Wednesday, September 28, or the next possible night.
PRESS RELEASE # 103-05




Friday, September 23, 2005
RABID RACCOON FOUND IN QUEENS, NEAR NASSAU COUNTY BORDER
A rabid raccoon captured in the Little Neck section of Queens on September 15 has tested positive for rabies. This is the first rabid raccoon identified in Queens since 2001, and the fourth rabid animal found in Queens since raccoon rabies was identified in New York City in 1992, the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) announced today.
PRESS RELEASE # 102-05




Monday, September 19, 2005
NYC HEALTH DEPT. TO CONDUCT MOSQUITO SPRAYING IN QUEENS
To reduce mosquito activity and to control West Nile virus, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) will spray pesticide from trucks in parts of Queens from 7:30 P.M. on Wednesday, Sep. 21 to 6:00 A.M. on Thursday, Sep. 22. If weather does not permit, spraying will be delayed until the evening of Thursday, September 22, or the next possible night.
PRESS RELEASE # 101-05




Monday, September 19, 2005
LARVICIDE APPLICATION BY HELICOPTER SCHEDULED FOR MARSH AREAS IN STATEN ISLAND
The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) announced today that it will apply larvicide for mosquito control by helicopter to marsh areas of Staten Island. The larvicide will be applied on Wednesday, September 21, Thursday, September 22 and Friday, September 23, between the hours of 6:00 A.M. and 9:00 P.M. each day, weather permitting.
PRESS RELEASE # 0100-05




Friday, September 16, 2005
NEW YORK STATE HEALTH DEPARTMENT WILL BAIT SMALL AREA OF QUEENS TO PREVENT SPREAD OF RABIES AMONG RACCOONS
On Saturday, September 17, the New York State Health Department (NYSDOH), working closely with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), will bait a small residential area in eastern Queens to prevent the spread of rabies virus among raccoons in the area.
PRESS RELEASE # 099-05




Friday, September 16, 2005
“MICHAEL” AND “EMILY” REMAIN TOP NYC BABY NAMES IN 2004; “SOPHIA” & “OLIVIA” AND “NICHOLAS” BREAK INTO THE TOP 10
For the second year in a row, “Michael” and “Emily” ruled the roost as the most popular baby names in New York City, according to data released today by the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH).
PRESS RELEASE # 098-05




Tuesday, September 13, 2005
THREE NYC RESIDENTS TEST POSITIVE FOR WEST NILE VIRUS
Three residents – two from the Bronx and one from Queens – are the first New Yorkers to become ill from West Nile virus (WNV) this year, according to the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH). As previously planned, DOHMH will be conducting ground-based spraying of parts of the Bronx this Thursday, weather permitting.
PRESS RELEASE # 097-05




Monday, September 12, 2005
MOSQUITO SPRAYING SCHEDULED FOR PARTS OF THE BRONX
To reduce mosquito activity and to control West Nile virus, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) will spray pesticide from trucks in sections of the Bronx from 7:30 P.M. on Thursday, September 15 to 6:00 A.M. on Friday, September 16.
PRESS RELEASE # 096-05




Thursday, September 8, 2005
CITYWIDE INFANT MORTALITY RATE WAS 6.1 IN 2004, A DECLINE OF 6% FROM 2003
The infant mortality rate (IMR) – deaths of infants under one year old – decreased from 6.5 per 1,000 live births in 2003 to 6.1 in 2004 – a 6% decrease, according to preliminary data released today by the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH).
PRESS RELEASE # 095-05



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