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Health Alerts, Advisories, and Updates
This information below is specifically for Physicians and other Healthcare Providers.

Health Alert: conveys the highest level of importance; warrants immediate action or attention.
Health Advisory: provides important information for a specific incident or situation; may not require immediate attention.
Health Update: provides updated information regarding an incident or situation; no immediate action necessary.

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For 2019 alerts, advisories and updates, please see our new Provider Resources website:

12/28/2018: Health Advisory - Updates to clinical practice guidelines for seasonal influenza
12/27/2018: Health Advisory - Infections r/t Surgery in Mexico; Coagulopathy r/t Synthetic Cannabinoid Products
12/18/2018: Health Update - Suspected case of acute flaccid myelitis in Clark County child
10/10/2018: Health Advisory - Increase in suspected cases of Acute Flaccid Myelitis in Washington since August 2018

05/31/2018: Health Advisory - Multistate Outbreak of Coagulopathy from Exposure to Synthetic Cannabinoid Products
02/28/2018: Health Advisory - Increase in Group A Strep (GAS) Infections


12/28/2017: Health Advisory - Influenza Activity and Antiviral Treatment Advisory
12/21/2017: Health Alert - Meningococcal at OSU
12/04/2017: Health Advisory - Meningococcal at OSU
11/21/2017: Health Update - Tools to Combat Antibiotic Resistance
Health Advisory - Infectious Diseases in Hurricane Affected Areas
10/17/2017: Cowlitz Provider Alert - Resurgence of Syphilis
09/18/2017: Health Advisory - Influenza Vaccine and Miscarriage
08/07/2017: Health Advisory - Cyclospora cayetanensis
07/31/2017: Health Advisory - Updated Zika testing
07/12/2017: Health Advisory - Meningococcal and hantavirus
06/22/2017: Health Advisory - Influenza in Summer
05/26/2017: Health Advisory - Decrease in Zika Virus Testing Availability
Health Advisory - Falsely Low Blood  Lead Test Results
05/08/2017: Health Update - CDC Updated Guidance for Zika Testing Results for Pregnant Women
05/01/2017: Health Advisory - Measles Awareness
04/20/2017: Health Advisory - Diagnosing and Managing Shigella
03/03/2017: Health Advisory - Seoul Virus AM
02/03/2017: Health Advisory - Mumps
01/31/2017: Health Advisory - Mumps
01/10/2017: Health Alert - Influenza

For health alerts, advisories and updates from 2016 or older, please contact us.

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