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Health Alerts

Action: The Snohomish Health District Health Officer Dr. Mark Beatty 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.


Thursday, October 11, 2018

Increase in suspected cases of Acute Flaccid Myelitis in Washington State since August 2018

Health Advisory for October 10, 2018

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Additional Measles Infections in Snohomish County — July 12, 2018

Updated Measles Health Advisory

Monday, June 4, 2018

Health Advisory: Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo — June 4, 2018

Thursday, April 26, 2018

An Educational Overview of SHINGRIX

Friday, February 16, 2018

Health Advisory – Increase in Group A Streptococcal (GAS) Infections

Action requested:

  • Be aware of an increase in GAS infections in the Puget Sound region in recent years, including invasive disease.
  • Review invasive GAS disease clinical presentation, risk factors, and the need for rapid evaluation and treatment of persons with suspected necrotizing fasciitis and other invasive GAS syndromes.
  • Review CDC guidance for chemoprophylaxis of household contacts of invasive GAS cases.
  • Be aware that people experiencing homelessness and persons who inject drugs (IDU) are at increased risk for GAS infections.
  • Report outbreaks of GAS to the Snohomish Health District 425.339.5278
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Health alerts include information about diseases or other health risks or issues that affect Snohomish County.