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Ebola Virus

8/22/14 - Ebola Response Update #3 from CDC and updated summary of key messages about the outbreak and the response.
8/21/14 - Ebola Response Update #2 from CDC and summary of key messages about the outbreak and the response.
8/15/14 - Individuals traveling to Sierra Leone, Guinea, Liberia, and Nigeria are encouraged to review the CDC's travel advisory to minimize risk of being exposed to Ebola virus.
8/14/14 - CDC Advisory re: Ebola outbreak and response, including summary of cases and deaths.
8/13/14 - Ebola Cases and Deaths (West Africa) from CDC Ebola Update #1

  • Suspected and Confirmed Case Count: 1,848
  • Suspected Case Deaths: 1,013
  • Laboratory Confirmed Cases: 1,176

Updates on cases and deaths can be found on the CDC website: http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/outbreaks/guinea/index.html

8/11/14 - NYSDOH Ebola Health Advisory: Laboratory guidelines for handling specimens.
8/08/14 - NYSDOH Ebola guidance document for evaluating patients presenting to primary care, urgent care, or other outpatient settings.
8/04/14 - CDC guidelines for evaluation of US patients suspected of having Ebola Virus Disease.

The recorded version of the NYSDOH Bureau of Immunization's most recent webinar, From Vaccine Hesitancy to Vaccine Confidence:  Effective Approaches to Patient Communication, is available for viewing by clicking here. This program was presented by Dr. Joseph Domachowske, Professor of Pediatrics, Microbiology and Immunology at the SUNY Upstate Medical University, College of Medicine in Syracuse. 

MSSNY End of Session Summary.

Sunshine Act: Registration and data submission in process, plus new and updated resources from CMS. Click here for information and links.

Community Health Grants available through Greater Rochester Health Foundation, ranging from $5,000 to $50,000. Grants are intended to support a variety of short-term, health-benefiting activities or organizations whose primary mission is health services and/or health promotion. Applications for the second cycle will be accepted until September 15, 2014. Read more.

CMS eHealth University, a resource to help providers understand, implement, and successfully participate in ICD-10 and other CMS eHealth programs, features a full curriculum of materials and information, all in one location. The education modules are organized by level, from beginner to advanced, and simplify complex information in a variety of formats.

The CDC's 2014 Adult and Childhood Immunization Schedules have been posted, including tools for providers.

Monroe County Medical Society
7th District Branch of the Medical Society of the State of New York

Serving Monroe, Livingston, Ontario, Seneca, Steuben, Wayne & Yates Counties 
The Park at Allens Creek
132 Allens Creek Road
Rochester, New York 14618
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