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Media Advisory


Tuesday, September 26, 2006
MEDIA ADVISORY: PRESS AVAILABILITY WITH HEALTH COMMISSIONER DR. THOMAS R. FRIEDEN TODAY AT 2:30 P.M.
Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas R. Frieden will answer questions about proposals made at today’s Board of Health meeting regarding trans fat, calorie labeling and other topics. Joining Dr. Frieden will be by representatives from New York’s medical and health community, and the restaurant industry.
PRESS RELEASE # 092-06




Media Advisory


Saturday, September 23, 2006
MEDIA ADVISORY: BOARD OF HEALTH TO MEET ON TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2006
Notice is hereby given that the Board of Health will hold a meeting on Tuesday, September 26, 2006 at 10:00AM. The meeting will be held at 125 Worth Street, Third Floor Boardroom, in lower Manhattan.
PRESS RELEASE # 091-06




West Nile virus


Tuesday, September 19, 2006
LARVICIDE APPLICATION BY HELICOPTER SCHEDULED FOR MARSH AND NON-RESIDENTIAL AREAS OF STATEN ISLAND, QUEENS, AND THE BRONX
The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) will apply larvicide for mosquito control by helicopter to selected marsh and other non-residential areas of Staten Island, Queens and the Bronx.
PRESS RELEASE # 090-06




West Nile Virus


Thursday, September 14, 2006
NYC IN PEAK WEST NILE SEASON: TEN HUMAN CASES INCLUDING ONE DEATH CONFIRMED SO FAR THIS SUMMER
The Health Department announced today that there have been ten confirmed cases of West Nile virus (WNV) so far this year among New Yorkers, including one death, a 64-year old Staten Island man. The Department also warned that West Nile virus continues to pose a risk to New Yorkers this mosquito season
PRESS RELEASE # 089-06




Infant Mortality Rate


Thursday, September 14, 2006
NEW YORK CITY’S INFANT MORTALITY RATE CONTINUES TO DECLINE
The citywide infant mortality rate (IMR) was 6.0 infant deaths per 1,000 live births in 2005, a slight decrease from the 2004 rate of 6.1, according to the latest data released today by the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH).
PRESS RELEASE # 088-06




Bicycle Safety


Tuesday, September 12, 2006
CITY ANNOUNCES UNPRECEDENTED CITYWIDE BICYCLE SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS
New York City Transportation Commissioner Iris Weinshall today joined Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas R. Frieden, Parks & Recreation Commissioner Adrian Benepe and Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly to announce a series of unprecedented bicycle safety improvements, including the addition of 200 miles of new on-street bicycle facilities (paths, lanes and routes) over the next three years. The agencies also announced the release of a joint report describing the factors that contributed to the deaths and serious injuries of bicyclists over the past decade.
PRESS RELEASE # 087-06




Rabies


Tuesday, September 12, 2006
NEW YORK STATE HEALTH DEPARTMENT WILL BAIT SMALL AREA OF QUEENS TO PREVENT SPREAD OF RABIES AMONG RACCOONS
To prevent the spread of rabies virus among raccoons in New York City, the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) will conduct a rabies control program in eastern Queens from September 13 to September 22. This effort is in response to a growing number of rabid raccoons found in Nassau County since 2004.
PRESS RELEASE # 086-06




West Nile Virus


Monday, September 11, 2006
HEALTH DEPT. TO CONDUCT MOSQUITO SPRAYING ON STATEN ISLAND
To reduce mosquito activity and the risk from 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 7:15 P.M. on Wednesday, September 13, to 6:00 A.M. on Thursday, September 14.
PRESS RELEASE # 085-06




World Trade Center Health Registry


Tuesday, September 5, 2006
MAYOR BLOOMBERG ANNOUNCES COMPREHENSIVE CITYWIDE EFFORT TO ADDRESS 9/11 WORLD TRADE CENTER HEALTH-RELATED ISSUES
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg today announced a series of new initiatives to strengthen the City’s response to emerging health issues related to attacks on the World Trade Center.
PRESS RELEASE # 319-06




West Nile virus


Friday, September 1, 2006
HEALTH DEPT. TO CONDUCT MOSQUITO SPRAYING IN QUEENS AND THE BRONX
To reduce mosquito activity and the risk from West Nile Virus, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) will spray pesticide from trucks in parts of Queens and the Bronx from 7:30 P.M. on Wednesday, September 6, to 6:00 A.M. on Thursday, September 7.
PRESS RELEASE # 083-06



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