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May 21, 2018

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…
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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March 8, 2018 in Emerging Diseases and Conditions, Health Advisory

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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November 9, 2017 in Health Advisory

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…
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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…
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