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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 (144)/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 (147)/Comments (0)/
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Confirmed case of avian chlamydiosis in Snohomish County

August 17, 2017

One confirmed case of avian chlamydiosis has been found in a bird that had been boarded at “Wings of the World” in Bothell. That bird has died. Another bird in the same home which has also been boarded was exhibiting signs of avian chlamydiosis and was treated.  All other birds in that household were treated prophylactically.  Notification is being made to all bird owners that have purchased or boarded a bird at that facility since July 2, or attended their recent Customer Appreciation Day on August 12, encouraging them to watch for symptoms in both birds and humans.

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Wednesday, August 23, 2017/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (135)/Comments (0)/
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Zika Virus Testing and Health Officer Changes

Action requested: Know how to order appropriate Zika virus testing through commercial laboratories.

Health Officer changes: June 1

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Wednesday, May 31, 2017/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (373)/Comments (0)/
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Mumps, Measles, Shigella, Marijuana

April 28, 2017

Action requested:  Continue to be alert to potential mumps and encourage all patients to be current on their vaccinations.

Action requested:  Be aware of an outbreak of measles placing persons who travel to Minnesota at risk.
Action requested:  Be aware of increasing antibiotic resistance among Shigella strains and obtain cultures and sensitivities when testing.


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Friday, April 28, 2017/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (415)/Comments (0)/
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