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Emergent health issues significantly impact a community's health. Management of emergent disease requires a collaborative effort between the Department of Behavioral & Community Health, Healthcare Providers, and Laboratories, including prompt investigation and response facilitated through the immediate reporting of suspected emergent diseases.
 

Please contact the Communicable Disease Control Division by calling (845) 486-3402 to make a report, request clinical submission, or for treatment guidance.

 

CURRENT EMERGING HEALTH ISSUES:

ZIKA STATUS IN DUTCHESS COUNTY:   Currently there are no cases of local Zika-virus transmission.  All cases have been associated with travel to Zika-affected areas.  Neither of the two species of mosquitoes know to transmit Zika have been identified in Dutchess County, and there have been no Zika positive mosquito pools.

 

ZIKA VIRUS - WHAT'S NEW (CDC)      CURRENT ZIKA-AFFECTED AREAS

NYSDOH Zika Virus Information for Healthcare Providers 

NYS DOH’s Zika Information Hotline for providers and patients, (888) 364-4723 (M-F, 9-6)

Dutchess County Mosquito Disease Information Line (845) 486-3438
 

ZIKA HEALTH ADVISORIES & FACT SHEETS:

 

OTHER EMERGING HEALTH ISSUES:

Ebola

Measles

Norovirus

 

For information regarding these diseases as well as those not mentioned, including diagnostic and treatment guidelines, please contact the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Information Service or visit CDC.gov or New York State Department of Health.

 

A. K. Vaidian, MD, MPH,Commissioner of Behavioral & Community Health A. K. Vaidian, MD, MPH
Commissioner of Behavioral & Community Health
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