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New York State Department of Health Bureau of Epidemiology Typhoid Fever Case Investigation Files

Held by the New York State Archives


Overview of the Records

Repository:

New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

Summary:
This series consists of medical and circumstantial evidence collected by State Department of Health epidemiologists to determine the source and type of reported cases of typhoid fever, plus medical information on the course of the illness. Documentation includes a case investigation form detailing vital statistics; history of typhoid fever occurrence and vaccinations; antibiotic treatment; possible sources of exposure to and further spread of typhoid; household and visitor census; and laboratory specimen culturing results. Also included is a narrative case history. Records are restricted pursuant to state and federal laws.
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1 cubic foot
Inclusive Dates:
1959-1971
Series Number:
B0166

Arrangement

Chronological by year, then alphabetical by surname.

Scope and Content Note

These folders contain medical and circumstantial evidence collected by bureau epidemiologists to determine the source and type of each reported case of typhoid fever, and medical information on the course of the illness.

The documentation typically consists of a case investigation form detailing vital statistics; history of typhoid fever occurrence and vaccinations; course of antibiotic treatment; possible sources of exposure to and further spread of typhoid; household and visitor census; and laboratory specimen culturing results. The form also includes a narrative case history. The file may also contain correspondence among local and state public health investigators, and laboratory findings leading to the patient's release from convalescent carrier status.

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Access Restrictions

Restricted by New York Public Health Law sect. 18 and New York Code of Rules and Regulations part 10, sect. 50-4; by New York Freedom of Information Law (Public Officers Law Art. 6) sect. 87.2(b); by New York Personal Privacy Protection Law (Public Officers Law Art. 6-A) sect. 96; and by the U.S. Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Acct (HIPAA), 42 U.S. Code sect. 1320d-6, and -7.

Related Information

Related Materials

Series B0164 Typhoid fever case report cards

Series B0165 Deceased and released typhoid carriers case files

Series B0168 Typhoid fever positive lab reports and

Series B1068 Typhoid fever carriers case control cards contain case investigation files and lab reports, generated by the State Department of Health, that document the study of typhoid fever.

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