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Influenza update, Mumps update, Expanded surveillance for multi-drug resistant organisms

Action requested:  Anticipate increased demand for management of influenza.

Action requested:  Be aware that mumps continues to be reported in the state.
Action requested:  Submit to the state laboratory specimens of select multi-drug resistant organisms.


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Wednesday, January 4, 2017/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (588)/Comments (0)/
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Influenza update and Sexually transmitted infections resource

Action requested:  Be aware that the number of cases of influenza in our region is increasing rapidly.

Action requested:  Be aware of a new consulting service to assist clinicians with questions about management of sexually transmitted infections.


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Monday, December 19, 2016/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (483)/Comments (0)/
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Mumps testing recommendations; Tuberculosis testing guidelines

Action requested:  Consider carefully before testing for mumps.

Action requested:  Be aware of updated guidelines for testing persons at risk for tuberculosis.


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Thursday, December 15, 2016/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (566)/Comments (0)/
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Opioid Management Update

Action requested:  Be prepared to manage patients on chronic opioid therapy whose health care provider is no longer able to practice.

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Friday, December 9, 2016/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (584)/Comments (0)/
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Mumps Testing; Notifiable Conditions

Action requested:  Submit appropriate specimens when mumps suspected.

Action requested:  Make available to staff the updated poster of Washington State’s notifiable conditions. 


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Thursday, December 8, 2016/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (628)/Comments (0)/
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