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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, mumps, strategies to reduce opioid overdoses

Action requested:  Take advantage of free resources to promote influenza vaccination. 

Action requested:  Assure that all patients have been immunized against mumps and be alert for signs of mumps in patients, regardless of their immunization status.
Action requested:  Consider participating in a webinar training at 11 AM on Tuesday, December 6. 


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Friday, December 2, 2016/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (567)/Comments (0)/
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Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder

Action requested:  Consider participating in a webinar training at 11 AM on Tuesday, November 29.  (Apologies for the late notice, but I just learned about this myself.)  Read More >>
Thursday, December 1, 2016/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (500)/Comments (0)/
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Sexually Transmitted Infections, Testing for Zika Virus, Medically Assisted Treatment for Opioid Addiction

Action requested:  Actively screen for and treat sexually transmitted infections.

Action requested:  Be aware of a high rate of false positive commercial tests.
Action requested:  Be aware that nurse practitioners and physician assistants will soon be able to receive a waiver to prescribe buprenorphine to treat opioid addiction.


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Thursday, December 1, 2016/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (433)/Comments (0)/
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Acute Flaccid Myelitis; Vaccines; TB

Actions requested:  Be aware of a cluster of acute flaccid myelitis and report suspect cases promptly.

Actions requested:  Be aware of new guidance for influenza, HPV, & meningococcus vaccines.
Actions requested:  Report promptly any suspect cases of active tuberculosis and screen persons at high risk for developing tuberculosis.

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Sunday, November 6, 2016/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (594)/Comments (0)/
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Opioid addiction treatment resource, Transmission of Zika virus in the US, Antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea, Health Officer transition

Actions requested:  Be aware of expanded local opioid treatment resources.
Actions requested:  Advise pregnant women to avoid travel to the Miami Beach area

Actions requested:  Treat uncomplicated gonorrhea with both ceftriaxone and azithromycin, and advise the patient to avoid sex for at least seven days following treatment and until all sex partners have been adequately treated.


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Friday, September 30, 2016/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (572)/Comments (0)/
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