Monday, February 12, 2007

Department of Health Alerts

Department of Health and Mental Hygiene commissioner Dr. Frieden, in the decision to allow the parks department discretion to let unleashed dogs in the parks, asserted that rabies wasn't a problem in NYC. Just in case the health alerts regarding rabies is removed from the DOH website (like the parks department removed the leash law page), here are some alerts from last year:

-Sharp Increase in Animal Rabies Cases on Staten Island-

-Animals Testing Positive for Rabies in New York City in 2006-

-Rabid Raccoon Found in Queens-

-Rabid Kittens Found in Staten Island-

-Bronx Woman Bitten by Rabid Raccoon-