Infectious Disease

Zika Virus Resources

Eastern equine encephalitis virus (EEEV) is transmitted to humans by the bite of an infected mosquito. Click here for FAQs, prevention, and transmission information from the CDC.

Ebola Virus Disease
Click here for resources on ebola

Enterovirus D68
Guidelines from NYSODH for evaluation of recent travelers to areas with dengue and chikungunya fevers.
Lyme disease is increasing Monroe County. Local cases have doubled each year starting in 2011. Click here for updated information on Lyme diagnostics, treatment, and reporting from Monroe County DOH.

Health Advisory from the NYSDOH Bureau of Communicable Disease Control: Rapidly-growing nontuberculous mycobacterium infections associated with travel to the Dominican Republic for cosmetic surgery procedures.

The first case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection in the US, identified in a traveler, was reported to CDC by the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) on May 1, 2014, and confirmed by CDC on May 2. Read MMWR Report from CDC and CDC Health Advisory.
On July 19, 2014, Wawona Packing Company of Cutler, California voluntarily recalled certain lots of whole peaches, nectarines, plums and pluots packed between June 1, 2014 and July 12, 2014 due to the potential for contamination of the products with Listeria monocytogenes. See associated Health Advisory from NYSDOH. 
 
Hepatitis

Hepatitis C Clinic Referral Form for Anthony L. Jordan Health Clinic (peer educator, educational classes, coordinator to guide patients through treatment). Program is under the oversight of Steven Fine, MD Infectious Disease Specialist, and Mary Angerame, ANP.

NYS Hepatitis C Testing Law FAQ
A new public health law requiring hospitals and privately practicing primary care physicians to offer a Hepatitis C screening test to individuals born between 1945 and 1965, becomes effective on January 1, 2014. Refer to this letter from Commissioner Shah for more info.
 
HIV
Changing HIV Epidemiology in Monroe County
FAQs: New York State’s new HIV testing law
New HIV Testing Legislation - Aug. 30, 2010
As of April 1, 2014, HIV testing providers no longer need to obtain written consent to an HIV test via a general medical consent form or an HIV‐specific consent form. Read more from the NYSDOH AIDS Institute.
 
Use of Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) for Diagnosing Pertussis
CDC guidance on the use of influenza antiviral agents
Updated recommendations for use of Tdap vaccine
IDSA's clinical practice guidelines for the treatment of MRSA
Surveillance for Invasive S. Pneumoniae Disease
E. coli O157:H7 Outbreak Case Counts by State
 
Measles
Measles prevention Healthy Advisory from NYSDOH.
Health Advisory from NYSDOH: Four Imported Cases of Measles in NYS With Recent Travel