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Health Alerts

Action: 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, February 9, 2016

Zika virus infection update

Action requested:  Be aware of current recommendations to prevent transmission of Zika virus and to manage suspected Zika virus infection. Read More >>
Monday, February 1, 2016

Influenza vaccination & treatment; Zika virus infection & pregnancy; Hepatitis C & dialysis; Crisis standards of care

Action requested:  Be aware of guidelines for influenza vaccination and treatment.
Action requested:  Advise women who are pregnant or considering pregnancy in the immediate future to postpone travel to countries where Zika virus transmission is ongoing.
Action requested: Be aware of an increase in acute Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections among patients undergoing hemodialysis.

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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 >>
Thursday, July 24, 2014

Listeria and Dengue & Chikungunya

Action requested: Be aware that specific lots of some fruits have been recalled due to potential Listeria contamination.
Action requested: Be aware that increasing numbers of cases of dengue and chikungunya have been reported in the U.S.
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Health alerts include information about diseases or other health risks or issues that affect Snohomish County.