Communicable Disease and Immunization Update, an informative publication for Pierce County health professionals with timely information about public health issues and current disease statistics.

The Newest Issues

Volume 24, Issue 1

April 2017

  • Increase in Syphilis Cases
  • Tuberculosis Screening Recommendation from USPSTF
  • HPV Vaccine- New Recommendations
  • Reported Cases of Selected Diseases
 
Volume 23, Issue 1

May 2016

  • Zika Virus Outbreak
  • Congenital Syphilis Update
  • Pertussis in Pierce County and Tdap During Pregnancy
  • Reported Cases of Selected Diseases
 
Volume 22, Issue 2

September 2015

  • Flu Season 2015-2016
  • Antibiotic Prescriptions for Diarrhea in Pierce County
  • Pre-Exposure Prophylaxix for HIV-PrEP
  • Reported Cases of Selected Diseases

Archive

March 2015

  • Tdap Recommendations for Pregnant Women
  • Acellular Pertussis Vaccine–Duration of Immunity
  • 2015 Measles Outbreak
  • Reported Cases of Selected Diseases for January 2015

September 2014

  • Flu Vaccine Recommendations 2014-2015
  • Chikungunya Virus
  • Ebola Hemorragic Fever Outbreak
  • 2014 Measles Update
  • Reported Cases of Selected Diseases for July 2014

October 2013

  • Preparing for the 2013–2014 Influenza Season
  • 2012–2013 Influenza Season Recap
  • Vibrio parahaemolyticus
  • Reported Cases of Selected Diseases for August 2013

August 2013

  • Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV)
  • Chronic Hepatitis C Among Baby Boomers
  • H3N2v Influenza
  • August is National Immunization Awareness Month
  • Reported Cases of Selected Diseases for July 2013

October 2012

  • Pertussis Update
  • Preparing for the Influenza Season 2012-2013
  • Novel Influenza A Virus Associated with Swine
  • Reported Cases of Selected Notifiable Diseases

January 2012

  • STEC Infections
  • Pertussis Update
  • Immunization Educational Events and Trainings
  • Reported Cases of Selected Diseases–December 2011

June 2011

  • Measles Outbreak in U.S.
  • Meningococcal Vaccine–Booster Dose Recommended
  • Changes to Notifiable Conditions Reporting Rules
  • Reported Cases of Selected Diseases–April 2011

March 2011

  • New Gonorrhea Treatment Guidelines
  • Pertussis Update
  • Educational Offerings from our Immunization Program
  • Reported Cases of Selected Diseases–2010

September 2010

  • Pertussis–Increase in Cases
  • Preparing for Influenza Season 2010-2011

May 2010

  • Cryptococcus gattii
  • Mumps Outbreak
  • Collecting TB Sputum Specimens
  • New Pneumococcal Vaccine for Children
  • New Polio Vaccination Recommendation
  • Reported Cases of Selected Diseases

March 2010

  • Influenza–the Season Continues
  • HiB Product Usage
  • Salmonella Outbreak–Aquatic Frogs
  • Zoonotics Program Changes
  • Reported Cases of Selected Diseases

February 2009

  • Vaccine Hesitancy
  • Update: Salmonella Outbreak due to Peanut Products
  • Vaccine for Children Screening
  • Educational Series – Vaccine Administration and Management
  • Reported Cases of Selected Diseases