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November 9, 2017

Fentanyl Safety Recommendations for First Responders

You can protect yourself from fentanyl exposure.   The abuse of drugs containing fentanyl is killing Americans. First responders are…
October 26, 2017 in Flu, Health Advisory

Health Advisory: Influenza Reporting, Testing and Treatment

2017-2018 requirements The Health Department has started influenza surveillance for the 2017-2018 season. We depend on healthcare providers and facilities… Read More
October 26, 2017 in Flu, Health Advisory

Health Advisory: Influenza Immunization Recommendations for 2017-2018

Influenza vaccine is available in some clinics and retail pharmacies. The composition of the 2016-2017 trivalent influenza vaccine is: A/Michigan/45/2015… Read More
October 17, 2017 in Health Advisory, Hepatitis, Notifiable Conditions

Health Advisory: Hepatitis A Outbreaks Among Homeless in California

Actions Requested Have increased suspicion for acute hepatitis A among people with acute onset of jaundice, markedly elevated liver function… Read More
August 4, 2017 in Health Advisory

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… Read More