Posted on: August 23, 2017

08/23/17 PA Health Alert 388 - MERS-CoV

The Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) can cause a severe acute respiratory illness with fever, cough and shortness of breath. Additional clinical features may include diarrhea

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Posted on: August 8, 2017

08/8/17- Revisions to School Immunization Law August 7, 2017

As of August 1, 2017, the Pennsylvania requirements for mandatory immunizations for school attendance have become more stringent. Students cannot attend school

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Posted on: August 8, 2017

08/015/17- Immunize in 2017; It’s the Rule for Back to School.

PA Law mandates that every child K-12 be immunized on the 1st day of school.

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Posted on: July 31, 2017

07/31/17 -PA Health Alert 384- Newly Released Guidance on Preventing Fentanyl Exposure Among 1st Res

Newly Released Guidance on Preventing Fentanyl Exposure Among First Responders

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Posted on: July 31, 2017

07/31/17- PA Health Alert 382 - Powassan

The Pennsylvania Department of Health (PADOH) has confirmed a Powassan (POW) virus disease case in Susquehanna County, the second case ever documented in Pennsylvania

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Posted on: July 31, 2017

07/31/17- PA Health Alert 383 Zika Virus: Recommendations for Zika Testing

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have released updated testing guidelines indicating that Zika virus testing for asymptomatic pregnant women is no longer routinely recommended, but that healthcare providers

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Posted on: June 6, 2017

06/6/17- PA Health Alert 377 - Carfentanil-Related Overdoses

Through its partners, the Pennsylvania Department of Health (PADOH) has been made aware of carfentanil-related overdoses in several areas of Pennsylvania. Some of these areas have seen significant numbers of these overdoses, some of which were fatal

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Posted on: May 15, 2017

05/15/17- PA Health Alert 375 - Lyme Disease and Other Tickborne Diseases in PA

The Pennsylvania Department of Health has identified recent sustained increases in tick bite-related emergency department visits in nearly all regions of the state. This trend is expected, as tick exposures

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Posted on: April 19, 2017

04/19/17-CDC HAN 401 Recommendations for Diagnosing and Managing Shigella Strains

This Health Advisory describes the identification of emerging Shigella strains with elevated minimum inhibitory concentration values for ciprofloxacin and outlines new recommendations for clinical diagnosis, management

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Posted on: April 12, 2017

04/12/17 - MCHD 2017 Mosquito Season Advice

Norristown, PA (April 11, 2017) – The mosquito season is starting and the Montgomery County Health Department (MCHD) is recommending that residents take precautions to clear away mosquito breeding areas around their homes

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Posted on: February 24, 2017

02/24/17- PA Health Alert 371 - Guidance for Clinicians on Mumps Diagnosis, Testing and Reporting

As on February 20, there has been an appreciable increase in the number of confirmed and probable cases of mumps reported to the Pennsylvania Department of Health. Several of the cases have been associated with the Pennsylvania State University.

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Posted on: February 17, 2017

02/16/17-PA Health Alert 370 - Investigation of Seoul Virus Outbreak

The PA Department of Health is currently investigating the possibility that rats from affected states have been sent to locations in PA. Rat purchases and transfers are not regulated in our state. If you are aware of any infected rats or sick humans

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Posted on: February 13, 2017

02/13/17- Montco Health Department to replace Potassium Iodide (KI) Tablets for 2015 exp date

Potassium Iodide (KI) Tablets given out previously by the Montgomery County Health Department are due to expire in February 2017 and June 2017. The pills had an expiration date of February or June 2015,

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