After consulting CDC's Poxvirus and Rabies Branch, NMDOH
interviewed the patient and plasma center personnel, communicated with the local hospital and its infectious disease consultant, assessed the patient's residence, and collected specimens from the inoculation site and surrounding lesions.
Table 1 summarizes the jerky outbreaks reported to NMDOH
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State School Nurse Consultant
Option A - The selected Offeror shall enter into a contract with NMDOH
for an enhanced version of its existing Immunization Registry (New Mexico Statewide Immunization Information System -
On receipt of the elevated blood lead test results, NMDOH
interviewed the family to investigate potential sources of lead exposure.
After learning of the unexplained agranulocytosis in April 2008, NMDOH
investigated the cases through medical record reviews and interviews with health-care providers.
At the screening clinics, one adult per household was interviewed by a staff member of NMDOH
or ATSDR about other possible risk factors for lead exposure.
In addition, NMDOH
and FDA collected 30 unopened canisters of the same brand of PIF from retail stores where the parents of the two infants reported obtaining formula.
During July 11-25, NMDOH
, the Arizona Department of Health Services, Navajo Nation, IHS, and CDC conducted a household-based case-control study among non-restaurant--associated cases in New Mexico, Arizona, and the Navajo Nation.
IHS environmental health-care workers and NMDOH
staff visited the event site to inspect the cabin and its surroundings.
The NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYCDOHMH), the New York State DOH, NMDOH
, and CDC were contacted to facilitate diagnostic testing, coordinate public health response, and assess the possibility of terrorism.
An investigation by NMDOH
identified 91 additional cases.