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Zika virus infection, pregnancy, and sex; Ebola; Sexually transmitted infections

Action requested: Be aware of current recommendations for to prevent sexual transmission of Zika virus and to protect against Zika virus infection during pregnancy.

Action requested: Be aware that Ebola is no longer considered a public health emergency.

Action requested:  Use the Health District’s new fillable form to report sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

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Friday, April 1, 2016/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (1743)/Comments (0)/
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Opioids

Action requested:  Be aware of guidance about appropriate prescribing of opioids for chronic pain and tools to help reduce diversion of drugs and to prevent overdose deaths.  Consider certification to prescribe buprenorphine. Read More >>
Friday, March 18, 2016/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (2120)/Comments (0)/
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Meningococcal vaccine

Action requested:  Be aware of guidance to support provider recommendations to patients about meningococcal B vaccine. Read More >>
Tuesday, February 23, 2016/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (1940)/Comments (0)/
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Zika virus infection update

Action requested:  Be aware of current recommendations to prevent transmission of Zika virus and to manage suspected Zika virus infection. Read More >>
Tuesday, February 9, 2016/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (1882)/Comments (0)/
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Influenza vaccination & treatment; Zika virus infection & pregnancy; Hepatitis C & dialysis; Crisis standards of care

Action requested:  Be aware of guidelines for influenza vaccination and treatment.
Action requested:  Advise women who are pregnant or considering pregnancy in the immediate future to postpone travel to countries where Zika virus transmission is ongoing.
Action requested: Be aware of an increase in acute Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections among patients undergoing hemodialysis.

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Monday, February 1, 2016/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (1805)/Comments (0)/
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