Kitsap County Provider AlertS & MESSAGES

 


2017 ALERTS

01/26/17 Changes in Multi-Drug Resistant Organism (MDRO) Reporting Requirements with Attachment
01/17/17 Uptick in influenza outbreaks at long-term care facilities; reminder of reporting requirements, prevention, & control
01/04/17 Upswing in local influenza activity

2016 ALERTS

12/19/16 Mumps outbreak ongoing in Washington State
09/28/16 Influx of illicitly manufactured fentanyl increases risk of fentanyl-related overdose and fatalities
09/16/16 Prevention and Control of Seasonal Influenza
08/04/16 Displaced Patients Due to Closure of Seattle Pain Clinics
08/03/16 CDC calls for vigilance by clinicians as cases of acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) increase among all age groups
07/29/16 Revised Zika virus testing guidelines reflect newly reported sexual transmission potential from females
07/22/16 License suspension for Seattle Pain Centers could trigger surge of local patients seeking care
06/30/16 ACIP recommends against using nasal spray influenza vaccine (FluMist) during the 2016-17 flu season
06/12/16 Bat season and rabies exposure assessments
06/07/16 Updated Zika virus testing interpretation guidance and new option for testing urine
05/03/16 New commercially available PCR testing for Zika virus; antibody testing still via CDC/Local Health
04/01/16 Updated Zika virus guidance regarding women of reproductive age and prevention of sexual transmission
03/28/16 New guidance for management of dogs/cats exposed to potentially rabid animals in the 2016 rabies Compendium
03/04/16 Ordway Elementary School Water Lead Testing Update
03/01/16 Elevated Lead Levels Identified in Drinking Water Tests from Ordway Elementary School
02/25/16 Zika virus - new reports on adherence to sexual transmission prevention guidelines and updates on caring for infants/children with possible infection
02/10/16 New recommendations to prevent sexual transmission of Zika virus and test asymptomatic pregnant women
02/04/16 Influenza season is here; severe illnesses being reported
02/02/16 Interim guidance for evaluating and testing infants with possible congenital Zika virus infection
02/02/16 Increased Hepatitis C transmission among hemodialysis patients; CDC urges review of infection control practices
01/28/16

Influenza activity is rising; 2 deaths in Kitsap this season

01/21/16

CDC Zika Guidelines


2015 ALERTS

10/08/15

Time to Begin Vaccinating Staff for Influenza Season; New Surveillance Report Coming Soon

10/06/15 CDC/FDA Health Update about the Immediate Need for Healthcare Facilities to Review Procedures for Cleaning, Disinfecting, and Sterilizing Reusable Medical Devices
09/14/15 CDC Health Advisory re: Sterilization of Reusable Medical Devices and Supplemental Links

06/17/15

Updated Information and Guidelines for Evaluation of Patients for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) Infection

06/15/15

Updated Information and Guidelines for Evaluation of Patients for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome

04/14/15 Updated Pertussis Guidance
03/17/15

STD rates in Kitsap County continue to increase; Gonorrhea at outbreak levels (Case Report Form, EPT Fax Form, Screening Questions)

02/23/15 Measles Evaluation Checklist, Suspect Measles Worksheet
02/05/15 Kitsap County Pertussis Outbreak
01/25/15 U.S. Multi-state Measles Outbreak, December 2014-January 2015
01/20/15 Pertussis "Whooping Cough" Advisory
01/09/15 CDC Health Update Regarding Treatment of Patients with Influenza with Antiviral Medications

2014 ALERTS
12/09/14 CDC Health Advisory Regarding the Potential for Circulation of Drifted Influenza A (H3N2) Viruses
11/26/14 CDC HEALTH ADVISORY - Fatal Gastrointestinal Mucormycosis in an Infant Following Ingestion of Contaminated Dietary Supplement
11/17/14 Health Advisory - Enhanced Airport Entry Screening to Begin for Travelers to the United States from Mali
10/22/14 Preventing the spread of Ebola – Update in the wake of Texas healthcare worker infections
10/08/14 Three Rabid Bats in Kitsap ~ Rabies Facts & Guidelines
10/02/14 Ebola in the News: Reminder for Healthcare Providers
09/29/14 Acute Neurologic Illness with Focal Limb Weakness of Unknown Etiology in Children
07/17/14 Norovirus Outbreak Confirmed at Horseshoe Lake County Park
07/15/14 Likely Norovirus Outbreak
06/30/14 Measles Update
06/23/14 Imported Dogs and Rabies Documentation
04/11/14 Measles Alert
01/09/14 Influenza Activity and Predominant Strains

2014 MESSAGES
09/22/14 Clinical Care Guidelines for Severe Respiratory Illness Associated with Enterovirus D68
08/07/14 Guidelines for Evaluation of US Patients Suspected of Having Ebola Virus Disease
04/16/14 Letter Confirming Measles in Kitsap County to Parents, School Districts, School Nurses

 

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