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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.

 

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.
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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.
Educational Opportunities Read More >>
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.
Educational Opportunity Read More >>
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Health alerts include information about diseases or other health risks or issues that affect Snohomish County.