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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, 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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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Health Advisory: Salmonella Newport Health Advisory and Serogroup B Meningococcal Disease

Health Advisory: Salmonella Newport

Action Requested:

Be aware of an ongoing Salmonella Newport outbreak affecting King, Mason, Pierce, Snohomish, Thurston, and Yakima Counties. The Washington State Department of Health is leading the outbreak investigation.

Health Advisory: Serogroup B Meningococcal Disease Outbreak at Oregon State University (OSU) issued November 30, 2017 revised December 1, 2017.

Action requested:

Be aware of an ongoing serogroup B meningococcal disease outbreak at Oregon State University (OSU) in Corvallis. Students from Washington State may return to home during winter break (December 8, 2017 – January 7, 2017). Providers should be alert to the possibility of meningococcal disease among OSU students with compatible symptoms (see below).

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