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Snohomish Health District is the local public health agency for Snohomish County in Washington state. Our news releases are a resource for current public health information for media, the public, policymakers, and other community partners.

News releases are sent to print and electronic media as needed. We also share relevant media releases from the Department of Health and other public health agencies.

 

Media Releases

Ebola virus disease

Action requested: Be aware of new guidance for protecting health care personnel. Read More >>
Tuesday, October 21, 2014/Author: Anonym/Number of views (1286)/Comments (0)/
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Ebola virus disease

Action Requested: Inquire about travel whenever patients present with fever or other symptoms consistent with Ebola.  Call the Health District (425-339-5278) immediately if Ebola is suspected. Read More >>
Monday, October 13, 2014/Author: Anonym/Number of views (1336)/Comments (0)/
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Ebola virus disease & Influenza

Action requested: Inquire about travel whenever patients present with fever or other symptoms consistent with Ebola.  Call the Health District (425-339-5278) immediately if Ebola is suspected.  If the Health District concurs, then providers should call 911 to arrange transport to Providence Regional Medical Center Everett (PRMCE) while the Health District alerts PRMCE and the state Department of Health.
Action requested: Be aware of a correction to the Health alert of 9/22/14—live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV) may be administered to healthy children aged 2-8 years who have no contraindications.  Precautions such as asthma or wheezing are not contraindications. Read More >>
Friday, October 3, 2014/Author: Anonym/Number of views (1187)/Comments (0)/
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Ebola virus disease & Enterovirus D68 & Influenza

Action requested: Follow local protocols for transferring patients with suspected Ebola virus disease (EVD) to Providence Regional Medical Center Everett.
Action requested: Institute standard, contact, and droplet precautions when managing suspected enterovirus D68.
Action requested: Know which influenza vaccine preparation to administer to different populations. Read More >>
Friday, September 26, 2014/Author: Anonym/Number of views (1259)/Comments (0)/
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Enterovirus EV-D68 & pertussis

Action requested: Consider enterovirus EV-D68 in the differential for severe upper respiratory illness among children.
Action requested: Test for pertussis and exclude from work or child care only when symptoms are present. Read More >>
Tuesday, September 9, 2014/Author: Anonym/Number of views (1356)/Comments (0)/
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