For immediate reporting of any suspected or confirmed illness caused by a potential biological threat agent (e.g., anthrax, smallpox, tularemia or plague) or other disease of urgent public health concern (e.g., avian influenza or SARS), please call the following numbers and ask to speak to the DOHMH Doctor on Call:
Business Hours (Monday through Friday 9 AM to 5 PM): Call the Bureau of Communicable Disease at 347-396-2600
At all other times (Nights, weekends or holidays): Call the Poison Control Center at 1-212-POISONS (1-212-764-7667)
NOTE: Section 11.03(b) of the New York City Health Code require the immediate reporting by telephone of a suspected outbreak among 3 or more persons of any disease or condition (whether it is on the list of reportable diseases and conditions or not), and of any unusual manifestation of disease in an individual.
to the NYC DOHMH.