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DCDOH categorized the existing food establishments in risk categories 1-5, which were determined by the function and scope of that particular food establishment to receive, process, and serve food and drink to the community.
It defines priority items as "provisions whose application contributes directly to the elimination, prevention, or reduction to an acceptable level of hazards associated with foodborne illness" (DCDOH, 2012).
During September 9-October 28, 2015, DCDOH identified 277 patrons who ate at restaurant A, among whom 254 (92%) were interviewed directly or through a proxy and included in the analysis.
DCDOH interviewed six of seven restaurant A employees who reported illness to their manager from late August through early September, the period when most patron illnesses occurred.
Of 2,403 employees at the DCPDC, 1,870 (78%) were recorded as receiving a 50-day supply of antimicrobial therapy at DCDOH, Virginia Department of Health, or Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene postexposure prophylaxis distribution centers.
To describe recent trends in HIV disease and testing in DC, DCDOH used several indicators, including 1) AIDS diagnoses, 2) the proportion of persons entering HIV care within 3 months of diagnosis, 3) client-level data on publicly funded HIV testing data, collected through the Program Evaluation and Monitoring System (PEMS), and 4) the prevalence of self-reported HIV testing among participants in the 2005 and 2007 BRFSS.
DCDOH used HIV case surveillance data for residents of DC reported to DCDOH through December 31, 2009, to determine the number and percentage of adolescents and adults aged >12 years newly diagnosed with AIDS during 2004-2008, overall and by race/ ethnicity (black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, and white) and sex.
Of 314 students and 66 staff members at the school, 207 (66%) students and 59 (89%) staff members participated in the DCDOH investigation, for a total of 266 participants (70%).
Stool-specimen collection kits were provided during the DCDOH site visit on February 9, and specimens were received from two ill persons.
USPHS officers working in the DCDOH Incident Command structure contacted residents in the 140 (86%) homes that had telephones and arranged for visits to draw venous samples for BLLs.
On February 26, 2004, DCDOH sent a letter to all DC homes with lead service pipes, recommending that young children and pregnant and breastfeeding women refrain from drinking unfiltered tap water (2).
On October 19, enhanced regional surveillance activities (a collaborative effort between DCDOH, Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and the Virginia Department of Health) identified a case of pulmonary illness in a postal worker.
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