National Suicide Prevention Month

    Read the latest Health Department Epi Data Brief (PDF) on suicides in New York City.

    Visit to learn more about the City's mental health resources.

    If you or someone you know needs help, call 1-800-LIFENET. If someone is in imminent danger, call 911.

Culex pipiens mosquito that carries West Nile Virus

    Human cases of West Nile Virus occur each year in NYC, typically between July and October.

    New Yorkers, especially those 60 and older, should take precautions against mosquito bites.

    Learn about the City's mosquito surveillance and control activities at

9/11 Health
    In the 9/11 15th Anniversary issue of American Journal of Industrial Medicine, our researchers discuss their findings on cancer, early retirement and job loss, gastroesophageal reflux symptoms, and asthma and PTSD
Coastal Storm
    Read the statement (PDF) from Mario Merlino, Assistant Commissioner for Pest Control Services. Other languages (PDF): [Español][中文]
    The notice is printed on a fraudulent NYC Health Department letterhead and claims to originate from “Rodent Control Program Assessment.”
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