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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…
Desk with a day planner and cup of coffee. Notifiable Conditions
May 15, 2018

Reported Cases of Select Notifiable Conditions, Preliminary

Updated May 15, 2018. Disease April 2018 Year-to-Date April 2018 Year-to-Date April 2017  Campylobacter 13 70 70  Cryptosporidium 2 7…
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…