For all patients, HCV-related test results reported through the unit's central electronic laboratory system and the NYSDOH
Electronic Clinical Laboratory Reporting System were reviewed, and patients were matched against New York state and New York City hepatitis surveillance registries.
In 2007, 83% of children were tested at least once before age 3 years, but only 41% were tested at ages 1 and 2 years (NYSDOH
, unpublished data, 2008).
Ms Dawson is a research scientist in the zoonoses program of the NYSDoH
, Albany, New York.
hepatitis surveillance staff members prioritize for immediate investigation any positive laboratory reports for markers of HCV infection among persons aged <30 years.
emphasizes reporting and preventing neurologic cases; milder cases of disease such as West Nile fever could have occurred undetected in those counties.
These two children performed poorly on the VCS but similar to unexposed children with similar diagnoses examined in a recently completed NYSDOH
study (Figure 1B) (NYSDOH
On November 27, 2007, CDC was notified by NYSDOH
officials of potential RB51 exposures during the LPS exercise.
Of the 3,827 bats tested by the NYSDOH
Wadsworth Center's Rabies Laboratory in 2002, 102 (2.6%) were rabid (11).
Bureau of Vital Statistics provided the number of births by race and ZIP code in New York State from 1994 to 1997.
On November 27, 2007, CDC was notified by New York State Department of Heath (NYSDOH
) officials of potential Brucella abortus RB51 (RB51) exposures to laboratorians at a state laboratory from an isolate used in a recent Laboratory Preparedness Survey (LPS).
The Brucella serum agglutination test (SAT) was reactive (1:640) at the NYSDOH
laboratory, Wadsworth Center.
The assay has been approved by the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH