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Provider News and Alerts

Healthfirst wants to help you stay up-to-date on recent news from public health organizations. Find the latest updates from the New York State Department of Health (NYS-DOH) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) below.

New York State Department of Health Alerts

2014 New York State Department of Health Alerts

2013 New York State Department of Health Alerts

06/24/2013 Extreme Heat Health Advisory
06/10/2013 Severe Acute Respiratory Illness in Returning Travelers
06/04/2013 Update on Measles in New York City: New Vaccine Recommendations
05/30/2013 Update 2 Ricin-Contaminated Letter Sent to City Hall Mail Facility
05/30/2013 Update 1 Ricin-Contaminated Letter Sent to City Hall Mail Facility
05/23/2013 Severe Acute Respiratory Illness in Returning Travelers
05/21/2013 HAN Measles Update
04/25/2013 Diagnosing and Treating Hepatitis C Letter
04/24/2013 Health Department reminds providers to help patients with asthma be ready for the spring tree pollen season
04/15/2013 Avian Influenza
04/12/2013 Measles in New York City
04/05/2013 Exposure to Hepatitis A in patrons of Alta Restaurant
04/03/2013 Neonatal Herpes Infection Following Ritual Jewish Circumcision
03/18/2013 Gonorrhea with Reduced Susceptibility to Cephalosporins Isolated from New York City Residents
02/14/2013 New Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae Warrant Additional Action by Healthcare Providers
02/06/2013 Pertussis Awareness and Practices Survey
01/29/2013 Doxycycline Shortage and Treatment of Sexually Transmitted Infections
01/29/2013 Pertussis Awareness and Practices Survey
01/12/2013 Executive Order Response - Change in Medicaid Fee for Service Billing for Flu Vaccine Administration for Children Between the Ages of Six Months and 18 Years
01/09/2013 2013 Advisory 3 New York City Influenza Update
01/09/2013 2013 Advisory 2 New York City Influenza Update
01/07/2013 Neonatal Herpes Infection - New Regulations for Providers and Labs

 

2012 New York State Department of Health Alerts

12/14/2012 Influenza Advisory
12/12/2012 Lead Poisoning in Children Associated With Some Ayurvedic Medications from India
12/5/2012 Respiratory Health and Hurricane Sandy
11/29/2012
11/28/2012 Health Risks Among Those Living in Dwellings Without Heat Following Hurricane Sandy
11/21/2012 Update: Multistate Outbreak of Fungal Meningitis and Other Infections Associated with Contaminated Steroid Medication
11/16/2012 FEMA public service announcement available in 10 languages
11/16/2012 Respiratory Health in New York City Neighborhoods Most Affected by Hurricane Sandy
11/15/2012 Mobile Van Clinic Sites
11/06/2012 Updates to Care Incentive Program
11/06/2012 Issuance of Guidance on Management of Asymptomatic Patients Who Received Epidural or Paraspinal Injections with Contaminated Steroid Products
11/06/2012 Cluster of Cases of Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (TTP) Associated with Intravenous Nonmedical Use of Opana ER®
11/06/2012 CDC Disaster Epidemiology Resources for Hurricane Sandy Response
11/06/2012 Voluntary Recall of All Ameridose Medical Products
11/06/2012 Contamination Identified in Additional Medical Products
11/05/2012 Public Health Laboratory Back to Normal Operations
10/29/2012 Hurricane Sandy Authorization Announcement
10/22/2012 Invasive Meningococcal Disease in Men Who Have Sex with Men
10/19/2012 Cluster of Clinical Meningitis Update
10/17/2012 Multistate Outbreak of Fungal Meningitis and Joint Infections
10/16/2012 Meningitis Outbreak
10/15/2012 Missed Opportunity to Detect Acute HIV Infection
10/15/2012 New FDA Notification Recommendations
10/08/2012 Cluster of Clinical Meningitis
10/08/2012 Update - Multistate Outbreak of Meningitis and Stroke
10/04/2012 Meningococcal Vaccine Recommendations for HIV-infected Men Who Have Sex with Men
09/27/2012 Invasive Meningococcal Disease in Men Who Have Sex with Men
08/28/2012 Pesticide Spraying Notification to Reduce Mosquito Activity and Control West Nile Virus in Manhattan (Upper West Side)
08/24/2012 Pesticide Spraying Notification to Reduce Mosquito Activity and Control West Nile Virus in The Bronx and Queens
08/21/2012 Pesticide Spraying Notification to Reduce Mosquito Activity and Control West Nile Virus in Brooklyn
08/10/2012 Pesticide Spraying Notification to Reduce Mosquito Activity and Control West Nile Virus in Staten Island
08/07/2012 Pesticide Spraying Notification to Reduce Mosquito Activity and Control West Nile Virus in Brooklyn and Queens
08/03/2012 Increase in Influenza A H3N2v Virus Infections in Three U.S. States
07/30/2012 First Human Case of West Nile Viral Disease in NYC in 2012
07/26/2012 Pesticide Spraying Notification to reduce Mosquito Activity and Control West Nile Virus in Queens and Staten Island
07/16/2012 Extreme Heat Advisory
07/06/2012 Extreme Heat Advisory
07/05/2012 Free Air Conditioners for New York City Residents at High Risk of Heat Illness
07/03/2012 Extreme Heat Advisory
06/28/2012 Extreme Heat Advisory
06/28/2012 West Nile Virus Testing Instructions
06/28/2012 West Nile Virus
06/20/2012 Extreme Heat Health Advisory
05/15/2012 Older Adult Falls Data Update
04/16/2012 Health Department reminds providers to help patients with asthma be ready for the spring tree pollen season.
03/30/2012 NYC Health Department Links Fresh Bulk Tofu to Two Reported Cases of Botulism
03/30/2012 Foodborne Botulism
02/13/2012 Summary of Animal Rabies New York City, 2011
02/13/2012 Neisseria Gonorrhea Isolates with reduced susceptibility to cephalosporins

 

2011 New York State Department of Health Alerts

Centers for Disease Control Health Alerts

Other Health Alerts