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

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May 25, 2018

Health Advisory: Multistate Outbreak of Coagulopathy from Exposure to Synthetic Cannabinoid Products Containing a Vitamin K-Dependent Antagonist Agent (Brodifacoum)

Hundreds of synthetic cannabinoid chemicals are manufactured and sold. Synthetic cannabinoids are used in a variety of ways, including: Sprayed…
May 21, 2018 in Flu, Health Advisory, Influenza Update

Influenza Season Summary

Pierce County 2017-2018 Influenza Season Summary Influenza activity was moderate in Pierce County during the 2017-2018 season. This compares to…
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April 30, 2018 in Health Advisory, Hepatitis, Infection Control

Health Advisory: Potential Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure

Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department has identified two cases of acute hepatitis C in patients with no risk factors for the…
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April 16, 2018 in Health Advisory, Hepatitis, Infection Control

Health Advisory: Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure and Recall of Patients for Testing

On April 14, 2018, a local healthcare provider sent a notice to approximately 3,000 patients of the potential for bloodborne…
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March 8, 2018 in Emerging Diseases and Conditions, Health Advisory, Opioids

Opiate Overdose Resources

Schools can prepare for opiate overdose. "In 2016, about 3,621 Washington State 12th graders had tried heroin at least once…
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