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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

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 (1021)/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 (930)/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 (931)/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 (872)/Comments (0)/
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Influenza & Zika Virus Infection

Action requested: Implement practices to prevent spread of influenza.
Action requested: Consider Zika virus infection in patients with acute fever, rash, arthralgia, or conjunctivitis, and who have traveled to areas with ongoing transmission in the two weeks prior to illness onset. Read More >>
Wednesday, January 20, 2016/Author: Anonym/Number of views (1223)/Comments (0)/
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