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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, 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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Friday, January 23, 2015

Influenza & measles & Listeriosis & ocular syphilis

Action requested: Action requested: Continue to vaccinate against and initiate early treatment for influenza.

Action requested: Be aware of a measles outbreak in the U.S.  Urge anyone who may be susceptible to get vaccinated now.

Action requested: Be aware of potential listeria infections linked to consumption of Latin-style cheese.

Action requested: Be aware of syphilis occurring in the eye and ask patients with possible or diagnosed syphilis about changes to vision or hearing.

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Friday, January 9, 2015

Measles & Influenza & Ebola virus disease (EVD) & Vaccination educational program

Action requested: Be aware that many Snohomish County residents may have been exposed to measles recently.  Urge anyone who may be susceptible to get vaccinated now.

Action requested: Continue to vaccinate against and initiate early treatment for influenza.  Be aware of new tools to diagnose and treat influenza.

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

Action requested: Consider attending an educational update about vaccines generally & pertussis specifically.

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Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Listeria

Action requested: Be alert to potential listeriosis, especially among pregnant women. Read More >>
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Health alerts include information about diseases or other health risks or issues that affect Snohomish County.