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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, January 4, 2017

Influenza update, Mumps update, Expanded surveillance for multi-drug resistant organisms

Action requested:  Anticipate increased demand for management of influenza.

Action requested:  Be aware that mumps continues to be reported in the state.
Action requested:  Submit to the state laboratory specimens of select multi-drug resistant organisms.

Monday, December 19, 2016

Influenza update and Sexually transmitted infections resource

Action requested:  Be aware that the number of cases of influenza in our region is increasing rapidly.

Action requested:  Be aware of a new consulting service to assist clinicians with questions about management of sexually transmitted infections.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Mumps testing recommendations; Tuberculosis testing guidelines

Action requested:  Consider carefully before testing for mumps.

Action requested:  Be aware of updated guidelines for testing persons at risk for tuberculosis.

Friday, December 9, 2016

Opioid Management Update

Action requested:  Be prepared to manage patients on chronic opioid therapy whose health care provider is no longer able to practice.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Mumps Testing; Notifiable Conditions

Action requested:  Submit appropriate specimens when mumps suspected.

Action requested:  Make available to staff the updated poster of Washington State’s notifiable conditions. 

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