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Press Release


Friday, July 21, 2006
IMMIGRANTS ARE GENERALLY HEALTHIER THAN U.S.-BORN NEW YORKERS
Foreign-born New Yorkers are generally healthier than U.S.-born New Yorkers, but face challenges accessing health services, and some aspects of their health may decline after arriving in New York City, Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas R. Frieden announced today.
PRESS RELEASE # 062-06




Media Advisory


Thursday, July 20, 2006
MEDIA ADVISORY: HEALTH DEPARTMENT TO ISSUE FIRST COMPREHENSIVE REPORT ON THE HEALTH OF IMMIGRANTS IN NEW YORK CITY
Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas R. Frieden, Immigrant Affairs Commissioner Guillermo Linares, HHC President Alan D. Aviles, immigrant-serving community organizations and health providers will announce key findings of “The Health of Immigrants in New York City,” a report documenting the health of foreign-born New Yorkers.
PRESS RELEASE # 061-06




West Nile virus


Monday, July 17, 2006
HEALTH DEPT. TO CONDUCT MOSQUITO SPRAYING IN STATEN ISLAND
To reduce mosquito activity, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) will spray pesticide from trucks in parts of Staten Island from 8:30 P.M. on Wednesday, July 19 to 6:00 A.M. on Thursday, July 20.
PRESS RELEASE # 060-06




West Nile Virus


Friday, July 14, 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. Weather permitting; larvicide will be applied on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, July 19 - 21 from 6:00 A.M. to 9:00 P.M. each day.
PRESS RELEASE # 059-06




Press Release


Monday, July 10, 2006
MAYOR BLOOMBERG AND HEALTH COMMISSIONER FRIEDEN UNVEIL PANDEMIC INFLUENZA PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE PLAN
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas R. Frieden today unveiled New York City’s Pandemic Influenza Preparedness and Response plan. The plan – created in response to a potential global influenza pandemic – covers critical health areas needed in a pandemic, including disease monitoring, laboratory capacity, vaccine and medicine delivery, hospital preparedness, mental health, and communications.
PRESS RELEASE # 238-06




Press Release


Monday, July 3, 2006
DR. SCOTT KELLERMAN, ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER FOR HIV PREVENTION AND CONTROL, MOVES TO NEW POSITION AT CITY HEALTH DEPARTMENT
Dr. Scott Kellerman, Assistant Commissioner for HIV/AIDS Prevention & Control at the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), announced today that he will be leaving his position to return to his long-time focus on epidemiologic investigations and analysis. He will continue to work on issues related to HIV and other infectious diseases within the Department’s Division of Epidemiology.
PRESS RELEASE # 057-06




Window Guards


Monday, July 3, 2006
WINDOW GUARDS SAVE LIVES!
Properly installed window guards protect children from death and serious injuries, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) reminded New Yorkers today.
PRESS RELEASE # 056-06




West Nile Virus


Friday, June 30, 2006
HEALTH DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES ARRIVAL OF WEST NILE VIRUS IN NYC
The first signs of West Nile virus (WNV) in New York City during the 2006 mosquito season have been detected, the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) announced today. A pool of mosquitoes collected in the Old Town section of Staten Island have tested positive for WNV. DOHMH has increased mosquito surveillance and larviciding in these areas; no spraying is planned at this time.
PRESS RELEASE # 055-06




Foto del Alcalde Michael R. Bloomberg


Thursday, June 29, 2006
MAYOR BLOOMBERG AND CONSUMER AFFAIRS COMMISSIONER MINTZ REVEAL DIRTY DEALERS WHO SELL TOBACCO TO UNDERAGE KIDS
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) Commissioner Jonathan Mintz today released a list of 195 “Dirty Dealers” that have had their tobacco retail licenses revoked over the past two years for selling on two or more occasions to teens.
PRESS RELEASE # 224-06




NYC DOHMH


Wednesday, June 28, 2006
IN RESPONSE TO AN INCREASE IN MENINGITIS CASES IN NORTH CENTRAL BROOKLYN OVER THE PAST SEVERAL MONTHS, HEALTH DEPARTMENT WILL BEGIN TARGETED MENINGITIS VACCINATIONS THIS WEEK
Following an increase in meningitis cases in North Central Brooklyn over the past several months, the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) will begin a targeted vaccination effort over the next several weeks to reduce further spread of meningitis.
PRESS RELEASE # 053-06



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