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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, 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.

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.

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 >>
Monday, November 17, 2014

Ebola virus disease (EVD) update

Action requested: Screen for recent travel from Mali in addition to travel from Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone when assessing for potential Ebola Virus Disease (EVD). Read More >>
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Health alerts include information about diseases or other health risks or issues that affect Snohomish County.