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2009 and earlier Health Alerts & Advisories


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Seasonal and H1N1 Influenza Vaccine Availability

12/23/09

ALERT

265

Non-Safety Related Recall of Certain Lots of Sanofi Pasteur H1N1 Pediatric (0.25 ml, for 6-35 month olds) Vaccine in Pre-Filled Syringes

12/15/09

Update

264

Seasonal Influenza Vaccine Availability

11/29/09

ALERT

263

NYSDOH Commissioner Authorizes Use of Influenza Vaccines Containing More Than the Mercury Levels Described in PHL § 2112 (2) and (3)

11/05/09

ADVISORY

262

2009 H1N1 Influenza Provider Reporting Requirements and Laboratory Testing Priorities that will be Used by the Erie County Department of Health

10/09/09

ADVISORY

261

UPDATED H1N1 GUIDANCE INFORMATION

10/02/09

ADVISORY

260

CDC GUIDANCE FOR BUSINESSES AND EMPLOYERS FOR INFLUENZA

09/24/09

ADVISORY

259

First Responders NOVEL INFLUENZA A H1N1 (SWINE FLU) VIRUS UPDATE

09/22/09

ADVISORY

258-FR

UPDATED H1N1 GUIDANCE INFORMATION FOR INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION

09/17/09

ADVISORY

257

UPDATED H1N1 GUIDANCE INFORMATION

09/17/09

ADVISORY

256

VIBRIO PARAHAEMOLYTICUS INFECTIONS INCREASE

09/10/09

ADVISORY

255

H1N1 INFLUENZA (SWINE FLU) UPDATE FOR SCHOOLS GRADES K-12

09/02/09

ADVISORY

254

MANAGEMENT OF GONORRHEA IN ERIE COUNTY

08/21/09

ADVISORY

253

2009-2010 INFLUENZA SEASONAL VACCINE SUPPLY DETERMINATION AS REQUIRED BY PUBLIC HEALTH LAW §2112

08/21/09

ADVISORY

252

UPDATED RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE USE OF HAEMOPHILUS INFLUENZAE TYPE B (HIB) VACCINE - REINSTATEMENT OF THE BOOSTER DOSE AT 12-15 MONTHS

07/31/09

ADVISORY

251

VACCINATION OF WOMEN IN THEIR REPRODUCTIVE YEARS

07/31/09

ADVISORY

249

ANNUAL LYME DISEASE AND LEPTOSPIROSIS REPORT

07/09/09

UPDATE

248

NOVEL INFLUENZA A H1N1 (SWINE FLU) PROVIDER REPORTING REQUIREMENTS AND LABORATORY TESTING PRIORITIES THAT WILL BE USED BY THE ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

06/26/09

ADVISORY

247

NOVEL INFLUENZA A H1N1 (SWINE FLU) INFECTION INFORMATION FOR DAY AND OVERNIGHT CHILDREN'S CAMPS

06/23/09

ADVISORY

246

HEALTH ADVISORY: UPDATE #5 NOVEL INFLUENZA A (H1N1) VIRUS INFECTION

06/16/09

ADVISORY

5

HEALTH ADVISORY: MANDATORY ANIMAL BITE NOTIFICATION

06/15/09

ADVISORY

245

HEALTH ADVISORY: NOVEL INFLUENZA A H1N1 (SWINE FLU) INFECTION UPDATE FOR SCHOOLS AND CHILDCARE FACILITIES

06/15/09

ADVISORY

244

NOVEL INFLUENZA A H1N1 (SWINE FLU) LABORATORY TESTING PRIORITIES

06/12/09

ADVISORY

243

HEALTH ADVISORY #242-First Responders UPDATED -June 12, 2009 HEALTH ADVISORY: NOVEL INFLUENZA A H1N1 (SWINE FLU) VIRUS UPDATE

06/12/09

ADVISORY

242

HEALTH ADVISORY: NOVEL INFLUENZA A H1N1 (SWINE FLU) VIRUS UPDATE

06/01/09

ADVISORY

242

HEALTH ADVISORY: EMTALA GUIDANCE FROM NYS DOH-NOVEL INFLUENZA

05/29/09

ADVISORY

241

HEALTH ADVISORY: NOVEL INFLUENZA A H1N1 (SWINE FLU) INFECTION UPDATE FOR SCHOOLS AND CHILDCARE FACILITIES

05/26/09

ADVISORY

240

HEALTH ADVISORY: NOVEL INFLUENZA A H1N1 (SWINE FLU) VIRUS UPDATE

05/12/09

ADVISORY

239

HEALTH ADVISORY: UPDATE 4 –SWINE-ORIGIN INFLUENZA A (H1N1) VIRUS (S-OIV) INFECTION - ATTACHED

05/08/09

ADVISORY

238

HEALTH ADVISORY: UPDATE 3 -SWINE INFLUENZA A (H1N1) INFECTION - ATTACHED

05/01/09

ADVISORY

237

UPDATE -SWINE INFLUENZA A (H1N1) INFECTION

04/27/09

ADVISORY

236

METHADONE DOSING FOR PAIN CONTROL

03/27/09

ADVISORY

235

SHARING OF CONFIDENTIAL HEALTH INFORMATION IN CASES OF OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE TO HIV

03/24/09

ADVISORY

234

Invasive Haemophilus influenzae Type B Disease in Young Children and Importance for All Young Children to Receive 3 Dose Primary Series with Available Hib-containing Vaccine

03/23/09

ADVISORY

233

AGRANULOCYTOSIS ASSOCIATED WITH EXPOSURE TO COCAINE CONTAMINATED WITH LEVAMISOLE

03/18/09

ADVISORY

232

INCREASED CASES OF GASTROINTESTINAL ILLNESS ASSOCIATED WITH EVENTS HELD AT THE ADAMS MARK HOTEL, BUFFALO, NY

03/18/09

ADVISORY

231

UPDATES TO HEPAITIS B SCREENING RECOMMENDATIONS

01/26/09

ADVISORY

230

Outbreak of Infections Caused by Salmonella Serotype Typhimurium

01/13/09

Advisory

229

Updated Interim CDC Recommendations for the Use of Influenza Antiviral Medications

01/09/09

Advisory

228

Gonorrhea and Chlamydia in Erie County

10/29/08

Advisory

227

CENTRALIZATION OF RABIES PREVENTION PROGRAM

09/29/08

ALERT PRIORITY

226

INCREASE IN CASES OF PERTUSSIS

09/18/08

Advisory

225

IMPLEMENTATION OF ACIP RECOMMENDATIONS FOR INFLUENZA IMMUNIZATION

09/02/08

UPDATE

224

HEPATITIS A FOLLOW-UP CLINIC

08/13/08

UPDATE

223

VACCINE REQUIREMENTS FOR SCHOOL ENTRY

08/13/08

UPDATE

222

IMMUNIZATION UPDATES 2008, NUMBER 2

07/01/08

Advisory

221

SKIN INFECTIONS, INCLUDING METHICILLIN RESISTANT STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREOUS (MRSA), AFTER RECEIPT OF TATTOOS

03/17/08

Advisory

218

Influenza A Associated Death of an Erie County Pre-School Student

03/14/08

Advisory

217

Hepatitis A in a Produce Handler at a Local Grocery Store: Possible Consumer Exposures

02/09/08

Alert

216

POSSIBLE PSITTACOSIS IN BIRDS AT PETSMART PET STORES

12/28/07

Update

215

Interim Recommendations for the Use of Haemophilius influenzae Type b (Hib) Conjugate Vaccines Related to the Recall and Recommendations for Increased Surveillance for Vaccine-Associated Bacillus cereus Infections

12/27/07

Advisory

214 addendum

VOLUNTARY RECALL OF MERCK HAEMOPHILIUS INFLUENZAE TYPE B (HIB) CONJUGATE VACCINE

12/17/07

Advisory

214

Pediatric and Adult Influenza Vaccine Availability

12/07/07

Advisory

213

PREVENTION AND CONTROL OF COMMUNITY-ASSOCIATED METHICILLIN-RESISTANT STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS (CA-MRSA)

10/19/07

Advisory

210

COMMUNICABLE DISEASE AND ANIMAL EXPOSURE REPORTING REQUIREMENTS FOR PHYSICIANS

08/27/07

Advisory

209

REPORTING AND TESTING OF SUSPECTED CASES OF WEST NILE VIRUS and EASTERN EQUINE ENCEPHALITIS INFECTION AND REPORTING CASES OF PESTICIDE POISONING

07/31/07

Advisory

208

RABIES VACCINE AIRDROP

07/26/07

Advisory

207

FOODBORNE BOTULISM TYPE A ASSOCIATED WITH CANNED PRODUCTS

07/23/07

Advisory

206

HEAT EXPOSURE

07/16/07

Advisory

205

MUMPS AND MEASLES IN CANADA

06/25/07

Advisory

204

INCREASE IN REPORT OF SALMONELLOSIS IN ERIE COUNTY

06/21/07

Advisory

203

EYE INFECTIONS ASSOCIATED WITH CONTACT LENS SOLUTION

05/29/07

Advisory

201

TDAP REQUIREMENTS FOR SCHOOL ENTRY

05/01/07

Update

200

MANAGEMENT OF GONORRHEA IN ERIE COUNTY

04/24/07

Update

199

Salmonella Infection Associated with Contact with Reptiles and Amphibians

04/23/07

Advisory

198

Erie County Influenza Surveillance Report

03/19/07

Update

196

Meningitis Case in Erie County Student

03/01/07

Advisory

195

Outbreak of Salmonella tennesee Associated with Peanut Butter

02/16/07

Advisory

193

Routine Tdap Vaccination for Adolescents & Adults

01/08/07

Advisory

192

State of New York Department of Health: Pertussis: Increase in cases in NY State

12/29/06

Advisory

 

Sample Letter for Pertussis Contacts

12/29/06

 

 

Pertussis: Increase in cases in NY State

12/29/06

Advisory

191

New Reporting Requirements for Neonatal Herpes Simplex Virus Infections

12/20/06

Advisory

190

Pediatric and Adult Influenza Vaccine Availability

12/14/06

Advisory

189

Gastrointestinal Illness Caused by E. Coli 0157

12/08/06

Advisory

188

NYSDOH Controlled Substance Monitoring Program

10/31/06

Update

187

Vaccine Storage Alert

10/20/06

Advisory

186

Health Commissioner Lifts Boil Water Advisory

10/17/06

Alert

184

Outbreak of Botulinum toxin Type A associated with bottled carrot juice

09/18/06

Advisory

180

UPDATE: Escherichia coli 0157:H7 in Erie County Linked to Multi-State Outbreak

09/15/06

Advisory

179 - ADDENDUM

Reports of Escherichia Coli 0157:H7 Infections in Erie County

09/08/06

Advisory

179

Erie County Measles Update

06/09/06

Advisory

174

Canine Distemper in NYS Wildlife

05/04/06

Advisory

172

Mumps: Clinical Criteria for Laboratory Testing & Specimen Collection

05/01/06

Update

171

Vector Surveys and Reports

04/20/06

Update

170

Multi-State Mumps Outbreak

04/17/06

Advisory

169

Hepatitis C Virus Screening and Diagnostic Testing

04/13/06

Update

168

Erie County Influenza Surveillance Report

02/15/06

Update

163

Pertussis Update

02/15/06

Update

162

Hepatitis C Virus Guidance For Physicians

01/23/06

Update

160

Availability of Flu Vaccine as outlined by Dr. Novello's Letter to Physicians

01/20/06

Advisory

159

Revised CDC Recommendations Regarding Influenza Anti-Viral Treatment

01/17/06

Advisory

158

Canine Deaths/Illnesses Related to Aflatoxins in Diamond Dog Food

12/23/05

Advisory

157

Nosocomial Scabies Advisory

12/21/05

Update

155

Pediatric and Adult Influenza Vaccine Available

12/20/05

Update

154

Community-acquired Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA)

12/05/05

Update

153

Sentinel Provider Influenza Surveillance Program

11/18/05

Update

151

Community-acquired Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA)

11/15/05

Update

150

Update on Influenza Vaccine Supply and Guidance on Prescribing Oseltamivir (Tamiflu®)

11/15/05

Update

149

Influenza Vaccine Supply Update / Resources

10/19/05

Update

148

Influenza Reporting Requirements

10/06/05

Update

147

FDA and CDC Issue Alert on Menactra Meningococcal

10/03/05

Alert Update

146

Low Levels Tularemia Detected

10/03/05

Alert Update

145

Possible Hepatitis A Exposure

09/28/05

Alert Priority

144

Canine Influenza

09/23/05

Update

143

West Nile Virus Update

09/22/05

Update

141

Seneca Lake State Park Sprayground Gastrointestinal Outbreak

08/19/05

Advisory

139

Acute Parotitis Confirmed As Mumps

08/18/05

Advisory

138

Hepatitis A

06/29/05

Advisory

135

Rubella Outbreak in Ontario, Canada

05/31/05

Advisory

134

Chronic Kidney Disease Guidelines

05/11/05

N/A

N/A

Confirmed Chronic Wasting Disease In NYS

04/01/05

Advisory

131

Possible Anthrax Exposure In DOD Mail Facility

03/15/05

Advisory

128

Update On Avian Influenza A (H5N1)

02/07/05

Advisory

126

Immunization Requirements For School Entry

02/07/05

Advisory

125

Probable Cyanide Intoxication In Heroin Users

01/31/05

Alert Priority

124

Medicare Demonstration Project Pays For Flu Medicines

01/13/05

Advisory

122

Syphilis Cases

01/12/05

Advisory

121

Flu Vaccine Restrictions Lifted / Vaccine Available

01/07/05

Advisory

120

Potential Increase in Patients with Fifth Disease

01/07/05

Advisory

119

CDC Issues Antiviral Priorities for Flu Season

01/07/05

Advisory

118

Dr. Billittier's Health Order: Re: Flu Vaccine (Rescinded)

01/03/05

Advisory

116 Addendum

Laboratory-Confirmed Influenza Added To NYS Reportable Disease List

12/02/04

Advisory

115

Revised Recommendations For Malaria Prophylaxis In Dominican Republic

12/01/04

Advisory

114

Nosocomial Gastrointestinal Illness Outbreak Advisory

11/30/04

Advisory

113

E. COLI 0157

11/29/04

Advisory

112

Influenza B Strain Identified

11/18/04

Alert Priority

111 Addendum

Influenza B Confirmed in Erie County

11/15/04

Alert Priority

111

Dr. Billittier's Health Order: re: Flu Vaccine

11/12/04

Alert Priority

110

Zemco Industry - Frankfurter Recall

11/10/04

Advisory

109

Sentinel Provider Influenza Surveillance Program

10/22/04

Update

106

Interim Influenza Vaccination Recommendations - 2004-2005 Season

10/07/04

Advisory

103

Continued Spread of Tick-Borne Diseases in New York State

10/04/04

Advisory

102

Salmonella Linked to East Aurora Field Days Outbreak

09/14/04

Alert Priority

100 Addendum

Anticipated Increase in Diarrheal Illness Related to East Aurora Field Days

09/10/04

Alert Priority

100

Re-Evaluation Of Someone's Driving Ability

08/31/04

Advisory

99

Avian Influenza A (H5N1) Surveillance

08/20/04

Advisory

96

Syphilis Cases

08/16/04

Advisory

95

Cooked Ham Recall / Listeriosis

08/11/04

Advisory

94

West Nile Virus Update

08/04/04

Advisory

93

Imported Case of Measles Identified on Airline Flight into New York

08/02/04

Advisory

92

Cluster of fulminant hepatic failure of unknown etiology in Queens, NY

08/02/04

Advisory

91

California serogroup LaCrosse Virus found in Mosquito Sample

07/28/04

Advisory

90

Rabies Vaccination Program

07/19/04

Advisory

89

Antibiotic-Resistant Syphilis

07/19/04

Advisory

88

West Nile Virus Update

06/18/04

Advisory

87

FBI BOLOs (Be on the Lookouts)

05/27/04

Advisory

86

New Treatment Recommendation for Drug-Resistant Gonorrhea in gay and bisexual men.

05/26/04

Advisory

85

Fluoroquinolone-resistant Neisseria gonorrhoeae (QRNG) Frequently Asked Questions

N/A

N/A

N/A

Foodborne outbreaks of cyclosporiasis in Texas and Illinois

05/25/04

Update

84

Viral Meningitis Outbreak in Manhattan

05/25/04

Update

83

Salmonella Enteritidis Outbreak Linked to Raw Almonds

05/25/04

Advisory

82

Monitoring Of Rashes With Unknown Etiology

05/14/04

Advisory

81

Health Update #70

05/04/04

Update

70

Influenza B

04/26/04

Advisory

69

Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)

04/26/04

Advisory

68

Manufacturer's Recall of Nasal Spray Contaminated with Burkholderia cepacia Complex

03/25/04

Advisory

67

Ricin Advisory (From the NYSDOH)

02/04/04

Advisory

63

Third Possible SARS Case Reported in China
Influenza A(H5N1) Infections Reported in Vietnam

01/15/04

Advisory

61

Influenza Vaccine Alert

12/29/03

Advisory

59

National Alert Level Raised to Orange

12/22/03

Advisory

58

E. COLI 0157 Cluster

12/19/03

Advisory

57

Influenza A Alert

11/28/03

Advisory

55

Respiratory Diphtheria In Pennsylvania

10/27/03

Advisory

53

Ricin Detected In Postal Facility In South Carolina

10/27/03

Advisory

52

Potential Terrorist Use of Nicotine and Solanine Toxins

09/05/2003

Advisory

48

Asthma

04/30/2003

Advisory

42

NYSDOH Update #4: Outbreaks of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS): Information and Recommendations for Health Care Providers

04/22/2003

Advisory

41

NYSDOH Physician Letters (Smallpox / SARS)

04/14/2003

Advisory

40

Measles (Rubeola)

03/28/2003

Advisory

36

Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)

03/17/2003

Alert Priority

35

CDC Request for Information

01/29/2003

Update

32

Syphilis Cases

01/29/2003

Advisory

31

Undeclared Peanuts in Chocolates

01/29/2003

Advisory

30

Influenza Vaccine Availability

01/29/2003

Update

29

Buffalo School Athletic Physicals

01/22/2003

Advisory

28

Syphilis Cases

11/04/2002

Advisory

27

Powdered Infant Formula Recall

11/04/2002

Advisory

26

Listeriosis Outbreak / Recall

11/04/2002

Advisory

25

Salmonella Outbreak

09/17/2002

Advisory

24

Erythomycin Resistant Group A streptococci

09/11/2002

Update

23

Raised Federal Alert Level

09/11/2002

Advisory

22

Vibrio parahaemoliticus

08/28/2002

Advisory

21

Rabies Vaccination

08/27/2002

Advisory

20

City of Buffalo Water

07/12/2002

Alert Priority

19

Sulfites/Eggplant

05/13/2002

Advisory

15

TD Vaccine

05/13/2002

Update

14

Addendum - Traveler's Health

03/28/2002

Update

13a

Traveler's Health

03/27/2002

Advisory

13

Flu Vaccine

03/27/2002

Update

12

FBI Bulletin

03/27/2002

Advisory

11

MMWR Link - Streptococcus pneumoniae

03/27/2002

Advisory

10

School Rash Illness

03/06/2002

Advisory

9

Influenza Isolates

01/14/2002

Update

8

Syphilis

2001

Advisory

7

Botulism

2001

Advisory

6

Terrorist Activity Response

09/2001

Alert Priority

5