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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.


Wednesday, January 20, 2016

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 6, 2016

Adult Immunizations

Action requested: Consider attending a training about adult immunizations. Read More >>
Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Ebola & Obesity

Action requested:  Be aware that Ebola monitoring is continuing only for travelers from Guinea.
Action requested:  Take advantage of useful free clinical reference tools to support management of obesity. Read More >>
Monday, November 2, 2015

Shiga-toxin producing E. coli (STEC)

Action requested:  Consider STEC infection in persons with diarrhea and who have recently eaten food from Chipotle restaurants.  
Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Serologic testing for infants born to mothers with Hepatitis B, Opiod management & Expedited partner therapy (EPT) for sexually transmitted infections

Action requested: Test infants who are vaccinated following birth to mothers infected with hepatitis B virus (HBV) at age 9-12 months or 1-2 months after the final dose of the hepatitis B vaccine series.
Action requested: Obtain training in appropriate use of opioids. Consider offering office-based treatment of opioid use disorders.
Action requested: Treat heterosexual partners of patients diagnosed with chlamydia.  Do not refer to public health. Read More >>
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Health alerts include information about diseases or other health risks or issues that affect Snohomish County.