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Antibiotic Commonsense

Evidenced-based information on the judicious use of antibiotics for selected conditions.

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Communicable Disease & Immunization Update

Timely information about public health issues and current disease statistics.

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Health Advisories and Alerts

Reports of emerging conditions and disease alerts for medical providers.

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Communicable Disease Data Report

Summary of Pierce County disease reports from healthcare providers and laboratories helping to ensure effective communicable disease surveillance.

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Most Recent Articles

A doctors jacket with a stethoscope. Health Advisory
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…
Nurse working FluHealth AdvisoryInfluenza Update
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…
Vials Health AdvisoryHepatitisInfection Control
April 30, 2018

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…
Desk with a day planner and cup of coffee. Notifiable Conditions
April 25, 2018

Reported Cases of Select Notifiable Conditions, Preliminary

Updated April 25, 2018. Disease March 2018 YTD March 2018 YTD March 2017  Campylobacter 14 57 51  Cryptosporidium 1 5…