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The New York State Emerging Infections Program

Contact EIP.

New York State Department of Health
Emerging Infections Program
ESP, Corning Tower Room 651
Albany, NY 12237-0627
(518) 473-4436

CJD Enhanced Surveillance Program

The Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD) Enhanced Surveillance program assesses the epidemiology of CJD and monitors the possible occurrence of variant CJD in New York State. Funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Emerging Infections Program (EIP) is used to promote awareness of CJD by educating infection control practitioners, health care providers, funeral directors, and the general public. Workgroups and surveys help to understand the needs of these groups. Instances of CJD from are learned from both physician reporting and review of public health records. Collaboration with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is an important part of CJD investigations in the metropolitan area.

Partnerships have been formed with the National Prion Disease Pathology Surveillance Center, and the CJD Foundation. The prion center tests brain tissue to confirm and monitor the incidence of CJD in the United States. The CJD Foundation provides emotional support and advocacy to families dealing with CJD and other prion diseases. Rapid follow-up activities are necessary to ensure identification of any changes in disease patterns in New York State.

Contact Information:

New York State Department of Health
Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias Registry
Room 565 - Corning Tower ESP
Albany, New York 12237-0679
(518) 473-7817

CJD Fact Sheet: New York Department of Health - Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Fact Sheet (PDF file)
December 2002 EIP Update - Surveillance of Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease in New York State

New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Communicable Disease Program
125 Worth Street, Room 214, CN6
New York, New York 10013
(212) 788-9830

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