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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

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 (579)/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 (475)/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 (558)/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 (579)/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 (619)/Comments (0)/
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