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Health Alerts and Advisories Archive

2013 Health Alerts:

  1. CDC HAN 346-Advisory: Resources Available for Local and State Public Health Officials: Preparing for and Responding to Bombing Events (April 22, 2013)
  2. CDC HAN 345-Info Service: Nationwide Shortage of Tuberculin Skin Test Antigens: Recommendations for Patient Care and Public Health Practice (April 15, 2013)
  3. CDC HAN 344: Human Infections With Novel Influenza A (H7N9) Viruses (April 5, 2013)
  4. WV HAN 71: 2013 Tickborne Disease Season Advisory (April 3, 2013)
  5. CDC HAN 343: Updated Guidelines for Evaluation of Severe Respiratory Illness Tied to Novel Coronavirus (March 8, 2013)
  6. CDC HAN 342: Notice to Clinicians: Continued Vigilance Urged for Fungal Infections Among Patients Who Received Contaminated Steroid Injections
  7. CDC HAN 341: New Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae Warrant Additional Action By Healthcare Providers (February 14, 2013)
  8. CDC HAN 340: Recommendations for Drug Allocation, Tuberculosis Prevention, and Patient Care During Isoniazid Shortages (January 31, 2013)
  9. WV HAN 70 Advisory: Herpes Gladiatorum in WV Wrestlers (January 18, 2013)
  10. CDC HAN 338:To Clinicians-Recommendations for Influenza Antiviral Medications (January 17, 2013)
  11. WV HAN 69: Influenza Outbreak Guidance for Long Term Care Facilities (January 17, 2013)
  12. WV Health Advisory 68: Rash Illness (January 9, 2013)

2012 Health Alerts:

  1. WV Health Advisory 67: Early Influenza Season (December 14, 2012)
  2. CDC HAN 337: Update- Additional Contamination Identified In Medical Products (December 4, 2012)
  3. CDC HAN 336: Pesticide Bed Bug Health Advisory (November 28, 2012)
  4. CDC HAN 335: Update on Multistate Fungal Meningitis Outbreak and Other Contaminated Medication Infections
  5. CDC HAN 334: CDC Disaster Epidemiology Resources for Hurricane Sandy Response (November 5, 2012)
  6. CDC HAN 333 Contamination Identified in Additional Medical Products ( November 5, 2012)
  7. CDC HAN 332-Voluntary Recall of All Ameridose Medical Products ( November 5, 2012)
  8. HAN 330 CDC Issued Guidance on Asymptomatic Patients Who Received Epidural or Paraspinal Injections with Contaminated Steroid Products (October 24, 2012)
  9. CDC Health Advisory-Cluster Cases of Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (TTP) Associated With Intravenous Non-medical Use of Opana ER
  10. CDC HAN 329-Update-Multistate Outbreak of Fungal Meningitis and Joint Infection ( October 17, 2012)
  11. WV Health Advisory #66-Focus of Fungal Exposure Drugs Broadens ( October 16, 2012)
  12. CDC Health Advisory-Update on Meningitis and Stroke Associated with Potentially Contaminated Steroid Medication (October 10, 2012)
  13. CDC Health Advisory-Meningitis and Stroke Associated with Potentially Contaminated Steroid Medication (October 5, 2012)
  14. WV Health Advisory # 64-B - TESTING AVAILABLE FOR INFLUENZA A H3N2v (August 16, 2012)
  15. WV Health Alert #64-A: Increased West Nile Virus Activity Among Mosquitoes (July 17, 2012)
  16. WV Health Advisory # 63 - INCREASED RISK OF FOODBORNE/WATERBORNE ILLNESSES DURING POWER OUTAGES ( July 02, 2012)
  17. WV Health Advisory #62 - NOROVIRUS OUTBREAKS (February 22, 2012)
  18. WV Health Advisory #61 - INVASIVE GROUP A STREPTOCOCCUS (GAS) Disease (February 16, 2012)
  19. CDC HAN #324 - CDC Recommendations for Influenza Antiviral Medications Remain Unchanged (February 9, 2012)
  20. WV Health Advisory #60 - CONTACT MANGEMENT OF A FATAL PROBABLE MENINGOCOCCAL CASE (January 26, 2012)
  21. WV Health Advisory #59 - PERTUSSIS OUTBREAKS IN BERKELEY, HANCOCK, and MORGAN COUNTIES (January 18, 2012)

2011 Health Alerts:

  1. WV Health Advisory #58 - Novel Influenza H3N2 variant virus [(H3N2)v] in Mineral County, West Virginia (December 23, 2011)
  2. WV Health Advisory #57 - Mycoplasma pneumoniae Outbreak in Gilmer County (November 14, 2011)
  3. WV Health Advisory #56 - Get Smart about Antibiotics Week - November 14th - 19th (November 14, 2011)
  4. WV Health Advisory #55 - Long-term Care Facilities and Influenza (November 10, 2011)
  5. WV Health Alert #54 - Carbapenem Resistant Enterobacteriaceae, West Virginia (October 21, 2011)
  6. WV Health Advisory #53 - Neisseria Gonorrhea Outbreak Mercer County (September 16, 2011)
  7. WV Health Advisory #52 - Testing for Legionnaires' Disease (Legionellosis) (September 14, 2011)
  8. WV Health Alert #51 - Swine Origin Influenza in Washington County, PA (September 6, 2011)
  9. WV Health Advisory #50 - Legionnaire's Disease (Legionellosis) in West Virginia (August 25, 2011)
  10. WV Health Advisory #49 - Measles Outbreak in Pennsylvania (August 5, 2011)
  11. CDC Health Advisory 323 - High Number of Reported Measles Cases in the U.S. in 2011 - Linked to Outbreaks Abroad (June 22, 2011)
  12. CDC Health Advisory 322 - Notice to Health Care Providers - Shiga Toxin-producing E. coli O104 (STEC O104:H4) Infections in U.S. Travelers Returning from Germany (June 3, 2011)
  13. CDC Health Advisory - FDA Warns Not to Feed SimplyThick® to Premature Infants (May 27, 2011)
  14. WV Health Advisory #48 - Mosquito-Borne Disease Season Advisory (May 16, 2011)
  15. WV Health Update #47 - 2011 Public Health Reminders for Summer Camps in West Virginia (April 21, 2011)
  16. WV Health Advisory #46 - Use of Fingerstick Devices on More Than One Person Poses Risk for Transmitting Bloodborne Pathogens (April 21, 2011)
  17. WV Health Advisory #45 - Spinal Injection Procedures Performed without a Facemask Pose Risk for Bacterial Meningitis (April 18, 2011)
  18. CDC Info Service Message - Monitoring for Increased Levels of Radioactive Material in the US as a Result of the Incident with the Fukushima Nuclear Incident in Japan (March 27, 2011)
  19. WV Health Advisory #44 - 2011 Tickborne Disease Season Advisory (March 7, 2011)
  20. WV Health Alert #43 - Herpes Gladiatorum in West Virginia Wrestlers (March 4, 2011)
  21. CDC Info Service Message - Best Practices for Health Care Professionals on the Use of Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) for Diagnosing Pertussis (February 16, 2011)
  22. WV Health Advisory #42 Antiviral Agents for the Treatment and Chemoprophylaxis of Influenza (February 4, 2011)
  23. CDC Info Service Message - CDC Guidance on the Use of Influenza Antiviral Agents and Rapid Influenza Diagnostic Test Durning the 2010 - 2011 Influenza Season (January 14, 2011)
  24. WV Health Advisory #41 Use of Rapid Influenza Diagnostic Test for the 2010-2011 Flu Season (January 10, 2011)  

2010 Health Alerts: 

  1. WV Health Advisory #40 Pregnant and Postpartum Women with Influenza (December 8, 2010)
  2. WV Health Advisory #39 Pertussis (Whooping Cough) Increase in West Virginia (November 29, 2010) 
  3. WV Health Alert #38 Outbreak of Hepatitis A (November 1, 2010)
  4. WV Health Advisory #37 Handling Animal Bites: Important Rabies Information (October 15, 2010)
  5. WV Health Advisory #36 New Highly Drug-Resistant Strains of Bacteria Reported In The US (September 8, 2010)
  6. CDC Health Advisory - Seasonal Influenza A (H3N2) Virus Infections (August 4, 2010)       
  7. WV Health Advisory #35 Pertussis (Whooping Cough) Increase (July 9, 2010)
  8. WV Health Alert #34 Foodborne Illness Season Alert (July 1, 2010)      
  9. WV Health Alert #32 Hepatitis B Infection in Association with a Mission of Mercy Dental Clinic in Hedgesville WV June 26-27, 2009 (June 3, 2010)
  10. WV Health Alert #31 Arbovirus Season Alert, 2010 (May 17, 2010)
  11. WV Health Alert #30 Updated Rabies Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) Guidlines (April 2, 2010)   
  12. WV Health Alert #29 Multi-state Mumps Outbreak among the Hasidic Jewish Community (March 19, 2010)      

2009 Health Alerts:

  1. WV Health Alert #28 Outbreak of Acute Viral Hepatitis B in West Virginia (November 17,2009)  
  2. WV Health Alert #27 Investigational IV Antiviral (Peramivir) Use In Hospitalized Patients With Influenza(November 3, 2009)
  3. WV Health Alert #26 Recommendations for Healthcare Workers Caring for Pregnant, Postpartum and Other Persons at Higher Risk of Complications from Influenza(October 23, 2009)
  4. CDC Health Advisory: Recommendations for Early Empiric Antivrial Treatment In Persons With  Suspected Influenza Disease who are at Increased Risk for Developing Severe Disease (October 19, 2009)
  5. WV Health Alert #25 Influenza Guidance for the 2009-2010 Seasona> (September 14, 2009
  6. WV Health Alert #24 H1N1 Vaccine: Provider Pre-registration for West Virginia Provider Offices, Hospitals, and Other Health Care Facilities (September 3, 2009)
  7. CDC Health Advisory: Recommendations for the amount of time persons with Influenza-like illness should be away from others (August 7, 2009)
  8. WV Health Alert #23 Updated H1N1(Swine Origin) Influenza Guidance: Diagnosis, Management, and Reporting (July 21, 2009)
  9. WV Health Alert #22 Measles Case Reported In West Virginia: Provider and Health Care Facility Guidance for Detection and Management (June 15, 2009)
  10. WV Health Alert #21 Provider and Laboratory Guidance For Detection and Management of Human Cases of Novel H1N1 (Swine) Influenza (June 8, 2009)
  11. WV Health Alert #20 Updated H1N1 (Swine Origin) Influenza Screening Recommendations for Providers and Laboratories (May 18, 2009)
  12. CDC HAN Info Service Message; New and Updated Interim CDC Guidance Documents on H1N1 Flu (May 12, 2009)
  13. WV Health Alert #19- Provider and Health Care Facility Guidance For Detection and Management of Human Cases of Swine Influenza (May 04, 2009)
  14. CDC Health Advisory: Investigation and Interim Recommendations:  Swine Influenza (H1N1) (April 25, 2009)
  15. CDC Health Advisory #00281 Invasive Haemophilus influenzae Type B Disease in Young Children (March 19, 2009)
  16. CDC Investigation and Interim Recommendations: Outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium Infections (January 20, 2009)
  17. Multi - State Outbreak of Salmonella Typhurimurium (Continuously Updated)
    1. Food and Drug Administration on Salmonella

2008 Health Alerts:

  1. CDC Advisory #00279 Interim Recommendations for the Use of Influenza Antiviral Medications(December 21, 2008)
  2. CDC Advisory #00278 False-positive Results with a Commercially-Available West Nile Virus IgM ELISA Kit (October 22, 2008)
  3. MCV4 Vaccine Failure and AST Letter (October 22, 2008)
  4. RabAvert Rabies Vaccine Supply Letter (October 09, 2008)
  5. Rabies Vaccine Form and Information (August 29, 2008)     
  6. Updates on rabies vaccine supply are available from CDC(Continously Updated)
  7. CDC Press Release on Measles (August 27, 2008)
  8. Requests for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis Form (June 24, 2008)
  9. CDC Avisory #00275 Potential Exposure to Lead in Artificial Turf (June 19, 2008)
  10. Heparin Sodium Vial Products as Part of Broader Baxter Recall (May 20, 2008)
  11. B. Braun’s Supplier Recall of Heparin API Prompts Voluntary Recall of Heparin Solutions 
    (May 20, 2008) 
  12. Baxter Healthcare is performing a voluntary recall on a number of these lots of Heparin 
    (May 20,2008)
  13. WV HAN Advisory 0015-05-13-08  Heparin Recall--US FDA (May 13, 2008)
  14. Arbovirus Surveillance Season Start-up Memo (May 1, 2008)
  15. CDC Health Advisory #00272 Alert on Ricin (3/02/2008)
  16. CDC Health Advisory #00271 Influenza Antiviral Use for Persons at High Risk for Influenza Complications or Who Have Severe Influenza Illness (3/02/2008)
  17. CDC Health Advisory #00270 Revised Directions for Using Rabies Immune Globulin (Human) (03/02/2008)
  18. Close-out of 2007 cases (02/29/2008)
  19. CDC Health Advisory #000269
  20. CDC Health Advisory #000268
  21. CDC Health Advisory #00270 Revised Directions for Using Rabies Immune Globulin (Human)(03/02/2008)
  22. CDC Health Advisory #00271 Influenza Antiviral Use for Persons at High Risk for Influenza Complications or Who Have Severe Influenza Illness(3/02/2008)
  23. CDC Health Advisory #00272 Alert on Ricin (3/02/2008)

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2004-2005 Health Advisories

 

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