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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.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014


Action requested: Be alert to potential listeriosis, especially among pregnant women. Read More >>
Monday, December 22, 2014

Influenza & Ebola virus disease & Naltrexone

Action requested: Vaccinate against and treat influenza to prevent complications.

Action requested: Contact public health before referring suspected cases of EVD to an assessment hospital.

Action requested: Consider training to administer naltrexone as part of a comprehensive management program to treat opioid or alcohol dependence.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014


Action requested: Assure that everyone is properly vaccinated against pertussis. Read More >>
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.
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Health alerts include information about diseases or other health risks or issues that affect Snohomish County.