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2009-2015 Public Health Alerts Archive

Dutchess County's public health updates, alerts, and advisories are available through DutchessDelivery or by subscribing to the Public Health Updates, Alerts & Advisories RSS feed. 

Current Public Health Alerts/Advisories/Updates

    - PH Advisory - Rise in Fatalities Linked to Fentanyl (11/7/2016)

    - PH Advisory - Mumps Outbreak Among College Students. (11/4/2016)

    - PH Advisory - CDC Updates: Zika Virus Prevention, Risk Screening, and Testing. (10/24/2016)

    - PH Advisory: Nasal Spray Flu Vaccine Not Recommended for 2016-2017 Flu Season (9/14/2016)

    - PH Advisory: ZIKA VIRUS: Updated Travel Advisory and Testing Guidance (8/11/2016)
         Zika Virus Testing in Dutchess County Fact Sheet (PDF)

    - Public Health Advisory - 2016 Meningococcal Vaccine School Requirements (08/02/2016)

    - PH Alert – 06/02/2016 - Infectious Syphilis Cases Continue to Rise in Dutchess County

    - 06/01/2016 – Advisory: BARRIERS TO ACCESS: Atovaquone (Mepron) for the Treatment of Babesiosis

    - 05/26/2016 – Advisory: Recommended Diagnostic Testing for Tick-borne Disease

    4/1/2016 - PH Advisory: ZIKA VIRUS: GUIDANCE FOR THE PREVENTION OF TRANSMISSION : Pregnancy , Travel, and Sexual Transmission

    2/19/2016 - PH Advisory: Pertussis Outbreak

    2/9/2016 - NYS DOH Health Advisory:
Zika Virus Testing Process


    - PH Advisory: ZIKA VIRUS - CDC & NYSDOH

    - PH Alert 10/21/2015 Infectious Syphilis Cases Increasing In Dutchess County

    - Syphilis & STD Risk Assessment Tool for Healthcare Providers (.pdf)

    - PH Advisory Clinicians Advised to Consider Tick-Borne Disease in Febrile Illness Cases

    - Tick-Borne Disease Diagnostic Algorithm (.pdf)

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See the following for Immunization Resources for Providers:



See the following for the latest guidance on the H1N1 Flu from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:



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Margaret Hirst, LCSW-R,Acting Commissioner Behavioral & Community Health Margaret Hirst, LCSW-R
Acting Commissioner Behavioral & Community Health
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