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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, October 21, 2014

Ebola virus disease

Action requested: Be aware of new guidance for protecting health care personnel. Read More >>
Monday, October 13, 2014

Ebola virus disease

Action Requested: Inquire about travel whenever patients present with fever or other symptoms consistent with Ebola.  Call the Health District (425-339-5278) immediately if Ebola is suspected. Read More >>
Friday, October 3, 2014

Ebola virus disease & Influenza

Action requested: Inquire about travel whenever patients present with fever or other symptoms consistent with Ebola.  Call the Health District (425-339-5278) immediately if Ebola is suspected.  If the Health District concurs, then providers should call 911 to arrange transport to Providence Regional Medical Center Everett (PRMCE) while the Health District alerts PRMCE and the state Department of Health.
Action requested: Be aware of a correction to the Health alert of 9/22/14—live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV) may be administered to healthy children aged 2-8 years who have no contraindications.  Precautions such as asthma or wheezing are not contraindications. Read More >>
Friday, September 26, 2014

Ebola virus disease & Enterovirus D68 & Influenza

Action requested: Follow local protocols for transferring patients with suspected Ebola virus disease (EVD) to Providence Regional Medical Center Everett.
Action requested: Institute standard, contact, and droplet precautions when managing suspected enterovirus D68.
Action requested: Know which influenza vaccine preparation to administer to different populations. Read More >>
Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Enterovirus EV-D68 & pertussis

Action requested: Consider enterovirus EV-D68 in the differential for severe upper respiratory illness among children.
Action requested: Test for pertussis and exclude from work or child care only when symptoms are present. Read More >>
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Health alerts include information about diseases or other health risks or issues that affect Snohomish County.