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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.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, Pertussis, Measles & Sexually transmitted diseases treatment guidelines

Action requested: Screen patients with respiratory symptoms for travel to the Middle East or South Korea.
Action requested: If pertussis is suspected in a student, test, treat, and exclude the student from school.
Action requested:  Be alert for possible measles in persons who visited certain Seattle locations on May 30.
Action requested: Follow the updated Sexually Transmitted Diseases Treatment Guidelines, 2015.
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Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Gastrointestinal illness & Educational opportunities

Action requested: Be aware that Snohomish and Whatcom Counties have experienced significant gastrointestinal illness recently.
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Friday, April 17, 2015

Pertussis & Educational opportunities

Action requested: Be alert for pertussis when someone presents with appropriate symptoms, especially prolonged cough.
Educational Opportunities
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Friday, March 27, 2015

Immunizations & Travel Services & Pertussis & Educational Opportunity

Action requested: Take steps to assure your patients have access to immunizations.
Action requested: Consider (and test for) pertussis when someone presents with appropriate symptoms, especially prolonged cough.
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Friday, January 9, 2015

Measles & Influenza & Ebola virus disease (EVD) & Vaccination educational program

Action requested: Be aware that many Snohomish County residents may have been exposed to measles recently.  Urge anyone who may be susceptible to get vaccinated now.

Action requested: Continue to vaccinate against and initiate early treatment for influenza.  Be aware of new tools to diagnose and treat influenza.

Action requested: Contact public health before referring suspected cases of EVD to an assessment hospital.

Action requested: Consider attending an educational update about vaccines generally & pertussis specifically.

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