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February 8, 2024: URGENT PUBLIC HEALTH ALERT - Toxoplasmosis Exposure Warning Issued for Two Game Dinners Held at The American Legion in Mount Kisco on January 19 and 20

  • Please share with relevant colleagues.

  • Please see the WC Press Release

  • Please see Informational Fact Sheet about toxoplasmosis from game meat.

  • TEST - Patients who attended these dinners and complaining of symptoms, most commonly, fever, myalgias, headache, or ocular symptoms (GI symptoms are not typical of acute toxoplasmosis) should be tested for Toxoplasmosis with both IgM and IgG serologies.  Immunocompromised, pregnant, regardless of symptoms, and those with ocular involvement are at increased risk for complications and/or severe disease and must be referred for further medical evaluation.

  • Please FAX any Toxoplasmosis positive laboratory results in attendees of these dinners to 914-813-5182 (FAX) and CALL the WCDH about such patients testing positive at 914-813-5159 8:30-4:30 M-F and/or 914-813-5000 at all other times, or holidays, 24/7.

  • Toxoplasmosis is not reportable and thus laboratories are not required to electronically report these to a Health Department.

  • Refer patient or consult with an Infectious Diseases specialist for follow up.

Please do not hesitate to contact the above numbers for any further information. Thank you as always for your partnership and support.