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—Mobile Health Patient

Flu Season Staffing Strategy?

Posted October 4, 2019

Do you have a flu season staffing strategy and contingency plan? It is no mystery that employee attendance can be greatly impacted by any illness during the year.  The Flu Season is here and while on-site vaccination clinics and Flu Shot Programs can help prevent the flu, your workplace needs to be prepared for handling[Read the Rest]

The 2015-16 Flu Season is Over

Posted May 23, 2016

Recently the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) commissioner has declared that influenza is no longer prevalent in NY State for the 2015-2016 season. This means that all article 28, 36, and 40 health care and residential facilities and agencies are no longer required to have any unvaccinated employees wear a mask in areas[Read the Rest]

Flu Season is Officially Here

Health Alert: 2015-2016 Flu Season Is Here

Posted February 16, 2016

New York Department of Health authorities announced last Thursday, 2/11/2016, that the influenza virus is now prevalent in New York, prompting the official beginning of the 2016 influenza season. This means that as of last Thursday, February 11th, New York State Sanitary Code (10 NYCRR § 2.59) requires all health care and residential facilities as well[Read the Rest]

Patient appointment Reminder

Health Alert: Potential Hepatitis A Exposure at a Seneca County Restaurant.

Posted November 23, 2015

On Friday November 13th the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) issued a health alert for people who may have eaten at a McDonalds on Route 414 and Mound Road in Waterloo NY. There has been a confirmed case of acute Hepatitis A in one of the workers at the restaurant, and as a[Read the Rest]

Flu Pandemic Sweeps the Nation

Posted January 13, 2015

Due to a weakened flu vaccination strain and rising influenza hospitalizations, we are in for a fierce flu season. ‘Influenza A’, also known as ‘H3N2’, is this year’s most prevalent flu strain.  It has been very rampant this winter all around the country and in Puerto Rico.  The Centers of Disease Control and Prevention says[Read the Rest]

Healthcare Personnel and Ebola Preparation

Posted October 29, 2014

As the Ebola virus continues to devastate parts of West Africa and creeps into Europe and the United States, the most likely targets right now are the healthcare personnel (HCP) tasked with treating and caring for the ill. Since HCP’s work closely with patients and are present during some of the most contagious times of[Read the Rest]

Influenza vaccine shortage scare

Possible influenza vaccine shortage by GSK

Posted July 8, 2014

Fears of an influenza vaccine shortage were heightened recently when the FDA announced irregularities at a major manufacturing plant in Canada operated by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), a global pharmaceutical company. The GSK plant is contracted to provide 6.36 million vaccine doses to a variety of Canadian government agencies and 23 million to US healthcare providers. This[Read the Rest]

Flu Epidemic Map

Northeast Still Under Widespread Flu Activity

Posted May 8, 2014

The latest CDC map of national flu activity shows only Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and New York as states with ‘widespread flu activity’. Most of the other 46 states show local or sporadic activity. New York State specifically reported influenza activity in 46 counties and all five boroughs of New York City. The cause for[Read the Rest]

Mumps Outbreak at Fordham University

Posted February 24, 2014

The New York City Health Department is investigating a confirmed outbreak of mumps (PDF) at Fordham University in the Rose Hill campus in the Bronx as well as the Lincoln Center campus in Manhattan. As of today, 2/24/14, there are 13 confirmed cases among students at both campuses. Infected students were either sent home to[Read the Rest]