Health Advisories and Alerts, reports of emerging conditions and disease alerts for Pierce County medical providers. 

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August 4, 2017

Health Advisory: Increase in Gonorrhea

Actions Requested: Be aware that gonorrhea is increasing in Pierce County, especially among people age 20-29. Take a sexual history and screen for gonorrhea and other STDs in all sexually...
August 4, 2017 in Health Advisory, Schools

Health Advisory: Unhealthy Air Quality Guidance for Schools

Action Requested: The Department of Health recommends you cancel all outdoor activities, such as youth sports camps, practices, and games during times of unhealthy or very unhealthy air quality. Print... Read More
August 4, 2017 in Health Advisory, Provider Resources

Health Advisory: Unhealthy Air Quality Guidance for Healthcare Providers

Background Wildfire smoke from areas of Washington and British Columbia is affecting air quality in Pierce County and is expected to continue for several days. Due to the unhealthy conditions,... Read More
May 30, 2017 in Health Advisory

Health Advisory: Zika Testing

Limited Availability for Zika Testing through Washington State Public Health Laboratories Action Requested Know how to order appropriate Zika virus testing through commercial laboratories. Print Background Because testing for Zika... Read More
April 27, 2017 in Emerging Diseases and Conditions, Health Advisory

Measles Outbreak in Minneapolis, MN

Denise Stinson, R.N.; (253) 798-7671 Information for Pierce County Healthcare Provders Actions Requested Be aware of an expanding outbreak of measles in Minneapolis, MN. Advise patients planning travel of... Read More