Health Alerts

The Snohomish County Health Department Health Officer 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.

  1. Health Advisory: Frozen strawberries recalled due to Hepatitis A risk to consumers

    Consider administering postexposure prophylaxis to susceptible (unvaccinated) persons who have consumed recalled strawberries or fruit blend from Scenic Fruit Company in the previous 14 days. Read on...
  2. Health Advisory: Waiver and patient limits removed to increase buprenorphine access

    Be aware that SAMHSA and the DEA have eliminated the requirement for providers to have a DATA 2000 (X) waiver to prescribe buprenorphine containing medication products for the treatment of opioid use disorder (OUD). Read on...
  3. Health Advisory: Increase in Extensively Drug-Resistant (XDR) Shigellosis in the U.S.

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