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Thursday, April 26, 2018/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (170)/Comments (0)/
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Health Advisory – Increase in Group A Streptococcal (GAS) Infections

Action requested:

  • Be aware of an increase in GAS infections in the Puget Sound region in recent years, including invasive disease.
  • Review invasive GAS disease clinical presentation, risk factors, and the need for rapid evaluation and treatment of persons with suspected necrotizing fasciitis and other invasive GAS syndromes.
  • Review CDC guidance for chemoprophylaxis of household contacts of invasive GAS cases.
  • Be aware that people experiencing homelessness and persons who inject drugs (IDU) are at increased risk for GAS infections.
  • Report outbreaks of GAS to the Snohomish Health District 425.339.5278
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Friday, February 16, 2018/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (499)/Comments (0)/
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Health Advisory: Salmonella Newport Health Advisory and Serogroup B Meningococcal Disease

Health Advisory: Salmonella Newport

Action Requested:

Be aware of an ongoing Salmonella Newport outbreak affecting King, Mason, Pierce, Snohomish, Thurston, and Yakima Counties. The Washington State Department of Health is leading the outbreak investigation.

Health Advisory: Serogroup B Meningococcal Disease Outbreak at Oregon State University (OSU) issued November 30, 2017 revised December 1, 2017.

Action requested:

Be aware of an ongoing serogroup B meningococcal disease outbreak at Oregon State University (OSU) in Corvallis. Students from Washington State may return to home during winter break (December 8, 2017 – January 7, 2017). Providers should be alert to the possibility of meningococcal disease among OSU students with compatible symptoms (see below).

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Tuesday, December 5, 2017/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (775)/Comments (0)/
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Corrected MERS health advisory

Health Advisory: Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) and Upcoming Annual Hajj Pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia – 29 AUG 2017

Action requested:

Healthcare providers should evaluate patients in the U.S. for MERS-CoV infection if they meet the following criteria, defined as a Patient Under Investigation (PUI):

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Thursday, August 31, 2017/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (927)/Comments (0)/
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MERS

Action requested: Healthcare providers should evaluate patients in the U.S. for MERS-CoV infection if they meet the following criteria, defined as a Patient Under Investigation (PUI)

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Thursday, August 31, 2017/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (1003)/Comments (0)/
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