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Health Alerts

Action: 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.

Monday, August 3, 2015

Pertussis & Ebola

Action requested: Consider pertussis when patients present with prolonged coughing.
Action requested: Continue to screen for travel to western Africa, but be alert to causes of disease other than Ebola. Read More >>
Friday, July 17, 2015

Electronic drug delivery devices

Action requested: Consider commenting on possible prohibition on the use of electronic drug delivery devices (EDDDs, AKA vapor devices, e-cigarettes, etc.) in public places throughout Snohomish County. Read More >>
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.
Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Gastrointestinal illness & Educational opportunities

Action requested: Be aware that Snohomish and Whatcom Counties have experienced significant gastrointestinal illness recently.
Educational Opportunities
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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Health alerts include information about diseases or other health risks or issues that affect Snohomish County.