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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.

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, March 13, 2015

Immunizations & Travel Services & Sexually Transmitted Infections & Pertussis & Duodenoscopes

Action requested: Be aware that the Health District’s Everett and Lynnwood clinics providing immunizations and travel services will be closing on June 30.
Action requested: Be aware of new resources to providers managing sexually transmitted infections, especially among men who have sex with men.
Action requested: Be aware that pertussis is increasing and assure that every patient is vaccinated.
Action requested: Be familiar with CDC protocols for conducting surveillance culturing of duodenoscopes and report outbreaks to public health.
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Friday, February 6, 2015

Measles & vaccine preventable diseases training

Action requested: Be aware of current measles infection control recommendations and guidelines for assessing immunity for measles and vaccinating susceptibles.

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