(New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene).
Regulatory agencies involved in dry cleaner regulation enforcement in New York (NYSDEC, NYSDOH, NYCDEP, NYCDOHMH
) are currently evaluating these possibilities.
A daily surveillance summary was sent to NYCDOHMH
and in turn, a NYC metro-area syndromic surveillance report, including status reports from Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, NYC, and New Jersey counties, was provided daily by NYCDOHMH
to all participating NYC metropolitan health agencies.
Before recognition of this cluster in July 2003, two patients associated with this shelter had been reported to NYSDOH and NYCDOHMH in 2001, and another two patients in 2002.
As a result of this investigation, the shared responsibilities of NYSDOH and NYCDOHMH were evaluated with regard to case management, infection control, and TB contact investigation, and the intake procedures at shelters for TB screening and for LTBI treatment were strengthened.
NYCDOHMH field staff review medical records to abstract additional data that are not reported routinely by laboratories (e.g., race/ ethnicity, transmission risk, and postal code of residence).
NYCDOHMH analyzed surveillance data related to HIV and AIDS cases reported through September 30, 2003.
As of September 30, 2003, NYCDOHMH had received reports of 6,662 persons who had HIV diagnosed during 200l (4,846 [73%] without AIDS and 1,816 [27%] with AIDS) (Table).
Syphilis cases are reported to the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYCDOHMH) by private health-care providers, health-care institutions, and laboratories in accordance with New York state and NYC laws.
During 2001, a total of 282 cases of P&S syphilis were reported to NYCDOHMH; 263 (93%) were in males.
In response to the outbreak, NYCDOHMH has enhanced syphilis surveillance, intensified education about prevention and treatment of syphilis to affected communities, strengthened partnerships with community-based organizations, and encouraged health-care providers to increase screening of patients at high risk for other STDs and HIV.