On July 7, NJDHSS
was notified of a woman hospitalized with acute encephalitis and recent residence in a rabies-endemic country but no history of animal exposure.
Table 1 shows results of testing of synthetic turf fibers in four areas, including limited dust sampling results: a) Data from NJDHSS
include 13 recreational fields and 4 new produces (residential/landscaping application) [ATSDR 2008; Hudson Regional Health Commission (HRHC) 2008; NJDHSS
2008]; b) data from New York State are from a high school--one recreational field (Life Science Laboratories 2008); c) data from New York City, New York are from four recreational fields [New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC DHMH), unpublished data]; and d) data from a U.S.
As a result, our chapter hosts our annual November conference, which was presented by the NJDHSS
licensing administration, survey team, and consultants responsible for the standards in their respective areas.
anthracis screening identification of human and environmental samples was performed at the NJDHSS
Public Health and Environmental Laboratories according to Bioterrorism Laboratory Response Network Level A and B protocols, with modifications to enhance the recovery rate of spores from environmental samples (6,7).
On July 12, the investigative team, including representatives from NJDHSS
, ACHD, the Atlantic County Division of Public Health, and CDC visited the restaurant during the breakfast service to advise hotel management of the outbreak, collect food samples, interview food handlers, request stool specimens, and assess sanitation practices.
By the end of the interview it was clear that JEH had a moral and journalistic obligation to contact NJDHSS
. The prospect was not entirely inviting, since if what Regan said was true, the interaction promised to be difficult.
On October 24, NJDHSS
and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) began formal surveillance for specified clinical syndromes compatible with anthrax.
Before CDRS, cases of notifiable diseases might have required several months for entry of data in the NJDHSS
system because of delays in reporting, postal service, and data entry.
Of assistance in the design of such a study will be the new requirement that all results from blood lead testing in New Jersey children be reported to NJDHSS
The New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services (NJDHSS
) was notified, CDC was consulted, and arrangements to administer intravenous ribavirin under an investigational new drug protocol were initiated.
Beginning in June 2003, the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services (NJDHSS
) and CDC were notified of a suspected cluster of deaths caused by Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) in persons reportedly linked to Garden State Racetrack in Cherry Hill, New Jersey.
In March 2003, the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services (NJDHSS
) was notified about three patients who acquired surgical-site infections caused by Mycobacterium chelonae after having face lifts (i.e., rhytidectomies) performed at an outpatient surgical center.