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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.


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 >>
Friday, August 29, 2014

Treatment of latent tuberculosis & Ebola & Anencephaly in Central Washington

Action requested: Consider short course therapy for latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI).
Action requested: Be aware of resources to address management of patients at risk for or diagnosed with Ebola Virus Disease (EVD).
Action requested: Assure adequate folic acid intake for women of childbearing age. Read More >>
Friday, August 22, 2014

Access to health alerts online & arboviral infections & clostridium infections among persons who inject drugs

Action requested: Refer to the new Health District website for access to recent health alerts.
Action requested: Remain alert to possible arboviral infection.
Action requested: Be alert for symptoms of clostridium infection among persons who inject heroin. Read More >>
Friday, August 1, 2014

Ebola virus disease update

Action requested: Be aware of recommendations for infection control for suspected Ebola virus disease and for travel to certain countries affected by Ebola. Read More >>
Monday, July 28, 2014

Ebola virus disease

Action requested: Be aware of potential for Ebola Virus Disease in travelers returning from West Africa. Read More >>
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Health alerts include information about diseases or other health risks or issues that affect Snohomish County.