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World Trade Center Health Registry


Thursday, August 31, 2006
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH RELEASES GUIDELINES TO HELP DOCTORS SCREEN AND TREAT ADULTS EXPOSED TO THE WORLD TRADE CENTER DISASTER
Today, the Health Department released updated clinical guidelines for New York City health care providers on how to treat adults exposed to the World Trade Center (WTC) disaster. The guidelines also recommend screening approaches to improve detection of illness possibly associated with WTC exposures.
PRESS RELEASE # 082-06




West Nile virus


Tuesday, August 29, 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 7:30 P.M. on Thursday, August 31, to 6:00 A.M. on Friday, September 1.
PRESS RELEASE # 081-06




Overdose


Tuesday, August 29, 2006
AT LEAST 17 PEOPLE HAVE DIED FROM FENTANYL DRUG OVERDOSE IN NEW YORK CITY
At least 17 New Yorkers have died from fentanyl-related drug overdose since May 2006, the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) reported today. The deaths appear to be accidental overdoses of illegal drugs, such as heroin or cocaine, laced with the prescription painkiller fentanyl.
PRESS RELEASE # 080-06




West Nile Virus


Friday, August 25, 2006
HEALTH DEPT. TO CONDUCT MOSQUITO SPRAYING IN THE ROCKAWAYS
To reduce mosquito activity, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) will spray pesticide from trucks in parts of the Rockaways (Queens) from 7:30 P.M. on Monday, August 28, to 6:00 A.M. on Tuesday, August 29. If weather doesn't permit, spraying will be delayed until Tuesday, August 29, or the next possible night.
PRESS RELEASE # 079-06




Prevent Lead Poisoning


Wednesday, August 23, 2006
CHILDHOOD LEAD POISONING CONTINUES TO DECLINE IN NEW YORK CITY
There were 2,644 new childhood lead poisoning cases among children age 6 months up to 6 years in New York City in 2005, a 17% decline from 2004, and an 86% decline in cases over the past 11 years according to data released today by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH).
PRESS RELEASE # 078-06




West Nile virus


Monday, August 21, 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 # 077-06




West Nile Virus


Friday, August 18, 2006
HEALTH DEPT. TO CONDUCT MOSQUITO SPRAYING ON STATEN ISLAND & BROOKLYN
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 and Brooklyn from 7:45 P.M. on Monday, August 21, to 6:00 A.M. on Tuesday, August 22. If weather doesn't permit, spraying will be delayed until Tuesday, August 22, or the next possible night.
PRESS RELEASE # 076-06




Take Care New York


Thursday, August 17, 2006
DEPT. OF HEALTH REMINDS PARENTS THAT CHILDREN MUST GET REQUIRED VACCINATIONS BEFORE SCHOOL STARTS
The New York City Departments of Health & Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) and Education (DOE) today reminded parents and caregivers with school-aged children that every student must meet school immunization requirements before he or she can be admitted to schools or day care centers.
PRESS RELEASE # 075-06




Know Your Status


Wednesday, August 16, 2006
ONE OUT OF FIVE PEOPLE NEWLY DIAGNOSED WITH HIV/AIDS IN NEW YORK CITY IS STILL NOT IN CARE AFTER A YEAR
At the 16th International AIDS Conference in Toronto, Canada, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) presented new HIV/AIDS data showing that one out of five New Yorkers newly diagnosed with HIV/AIDS is still not getting medical care 12 months after their diagnosis. DOHMH also presented data showing that substance abuse continues to contribute significantly to HIV/AIDS deaths in New York City.
PRESS RELEASE # 074-06




West Nile virus


Thursday, August 10, 2006
HEALTH DEPARTMENT 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 7:45 P.M. on Monday, August 14 to 6:00 A.M. on Tuesday, August 15.
PRESS RELEASE # 073-06



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