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Health Alerts

The Snohomish Health District Health Officer Dr. Gary Goldbaum sends alerts via email to local health care providers. Alerts cover current local, regional or national health threats and important updates on medical care and protocols. Alerts are written as needed to cover urgent or emergent health issues.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Mumps, Measles, Shigella, Marijuana

April 28, 2017

Action requested:  Continue to be alert to potential mumps and encourage all patients to be current on their vaccinations.

Action requested:  Be aware of an outbreak of measles placing persons who travel to Minnesota at risk.
Action requested:  Be aware of increasing antibiotic resistance among Shigella strains and obtain cultures and sensitivities when testing.


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Monday, April 3, 2017

Influenza and child care settings

Action requested: Know when to exclude children and staff from a child care setting and when to authorize their return to a child care setting.

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Testing for mumps

Action requested:  Follow appropriate testing procedures for mumps.


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Monday, March 20, 2017

Mumps update

Be aware of policy for excluding susceptible students from school and facilitate requests for vaccination services.

Action requested:  Be aware of policy for excluding susceptible students from school and facilitate requests for vaccination services.

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Saturday, March 4, 2017

Pain management resources and Breastfeeding support

Action requested:  Be aware of resources to help clinicians manage patients with chronic pain.

Action requested:  Assure that all hospitals and clinics support breastfeeding.


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Health alerts include information about diseases or other health risks or issues that affect Snohomish County.