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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.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Ebola virus disease (EVD) update & Influenza

Action requested: Be aware of the protocol for managing suspect Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) cases in Snohomish County.
Action requested: Continue to vaccinate for influenza and consider use of antivirals to treat disease. Read More >>
Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Influenza vaccine, Fatal gastrointestinal mucormycosis

Action requested: Be aware that live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV) remains a recommended option for vaccination, despite recent evidence that it is not effective against 2009 H1N1.
Action requested: Be aware of fatal gastrointestinal mucormycosis in an infant following ingestion of contaminated dietary supplement, ABC Dophilus® Powder, and report suspected cases.
Monday, November 17, 2014

Ebola virus disease (EVD) update

Action requested: Screen for recent travel from Mali in addition to travel from Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone when assessing for potential Ebola Virus Disease (EVD). Read More >>
Monday, November 3, 2014

Ebola virus disease (EVD) update

Action requested: Be aware of updated guidance for ambulatory care evaluation of patients with possible EVD.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Ebola virus disease (EVD) update

Action requested: Use screening forms to guide decisions about when to contact public health and be aware of additional detailed guidance for protecting health care personnel. Read More >>
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Health alerts include information about diseases or other health risks or issues that affect Snohomish County.