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.

Health care providers can request to be added to our distribution list by emailing the communications team. Please send with the subject “Request to be added to Health Advisories” and include your name, job title, affiliation and the best email address to receive advisories.

  1. Health Advisory: Measles Case Confirmed in Spokane County

    Be aware that a case of measles was confirmed this week at Washington State Public Health Laboratories. The case occurred in a Spokane County resident with a rash onset date of February 15, 2024. Read on...
  2. Health Advisory: Candida auris identified in Snohomish and other counties

    Several locally acquired cases of Candida auris (C. auris) have been recently identified in multiple counties, including Snohomish and King counties. Read on...
  3. Health Advisory: Updated Guidance for Healthcare Providers on Increased Supply of Nirsevimab

    This updated guidance was provided by the Washington State Department of Health in the January 23, 2024, Vaccine Blurbs Special Edition. Bolded text emphasizes changes in guidance from the previous advisory’s scarcity-based recommendations. Read on...
  4. Health Advisory: Measles Cluster in Southwest Washington

    ?Be aware that multiple cases of measles have been confirmed among unvaccinated adults in Clark in Wahkiakum counties. Read on...
  5. Advisory: Need to Increase Immunization Coverage, Use of Therapeutics for Respiratory Illnesses

    CDC has issued an advisory regarding the urgent need to increase immunization coverage for influenza, COVID-19, and RSV and use of authorized/approved therapeutics in the setting of increased respiratory disease activity during the 2023-24 winter season. Read on...
  6. Health Advisory: Severe Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever among People with Travel to Tecate, Mexico

    CDC has issued an advisory regarding an outbreak of Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF) among people in the United States with recent travel to or residence in the city of Tecate, state of Baja California, Mexico. Read on...
  7. Health Advisory: Mpox Caused by Human Transmission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

  8. Health Advisory: Tuberculosis testing for people who were previously incarcerated

    Please see advisory we are sharing from the Washington State Department of Health regarding tuberculosis (TB) testing for individuals who were previously incarcerated. Read on...
  9. Updated Advisory: High Blood Lead Levels in Children Consuming Recalled Cinnamon Applesauce Pouches

  10. Health Advisory: Limited Availability of Nirsevimab in the U.S.

    Interim recommendations to protect infants from RSV during the 2023-24 season. Read on...
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