Infectious Disease Resources and Updates

June 18, 2019

Resources and Information on the Current Measles Outbreak

New York State Legislation Removes Non-Medical Exemption from School Vaccination Requirements

The New York State Departments of Health and Education and the Office of Children and Family Services recently issued a joint statement regarding signed New York State legislation that removes non-medical exemptions from school vaccine requirements. The statement provides details on vaccination deadlines for children who have had religious exemptions. More information is forthcoming.
Released June 14, 2019

New York State Department of Health: Health Advisory – Update on the Measles Outbreak and Vaccination Recommendations for Adults

This New York State Health Advisory provides an update on the New York State measles outbreaks currently centered in Rockland County and Brooklyn. It also provides recommendations on adult vaccination for adults in and outside the outbreak areas, and details on reporting and laboratory testing for patients with suspected measles.
Released June 14, 2019

Current Ebola Outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

CDC Newsroom: First Case of Ebola Virus Disease Diagnosed in Uganda

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports the first case of laboratory-confirmed Ebola Virus Disease associated with the current DRC outbreak in a neighboring country. The patient reportedly was infected in the DRC and then traveled into Uganda. The CDC and its international and regional partners are moving to quell the current outbreak, which has infected more than 2,000 individuals and resulted in more than 1,300 deaths. While the spread of the outbreak beyond the DRC is causing concern, the risk of transmission in the United States remains very low.
Released June 11, 2019

GNYHA will continue to inform members of developments and resources related to the current measles outbreak and ongoing Ebola outbreak.