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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.


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 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

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, 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 >>
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Health alerts include information about diseases or other health risks or issues that affect Snohomish County.