CAHAN San Diego Alerts

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California Health Alert Network (CAHAN) San Diego Communications (Alerts, Advisories, Updates, and Information)—2016-2017

The County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) Public Health Services (PHS) Division sends priority health communications to health care and public safety professionals in San Diego County through the California Health Alert Network (CAHAN) San Diego. Topics include communicable diseases outbreaks, emerging health issues, requests for heightened surveillance related to communicable diseases, recommendations on communicable disease identification, prevention, infection control, specimen submission and laboratory testing, and emergency preparedness information.

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CAHAN San Diego Communication Types

Alert: Conveys the highest level of importance: warrants immediate action or attention.

Advisory: Provides important information for a specific incident or situation; may not require immediate attention.

Update: Provides updated information regarding an incident or situation; unlikely to require immediate action.

Information: Provides general information that is not necessarily considered to be of an emergent nature.

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2017 CAHAN Communications

Health Update—July 13

Update #4: Hepatitis A Virus Outbreak in San Diego

Health Update—May 31

Update #3: Hepatitis A Virus Outbreak in San Diego

Health Advisory—May 31

Zika Virus Advisory #10–Current Case Counts and Updated Guidance for Pregnant Women

Health Alert—May 23

Potential for Falsely Low Blood Lead Test Results from LeadCare® Analyzers

Health Update—May 10

Update #2: Shigellosis among Men in Southern California

Health Update—May 4

Update #2: Hepatitis A Virus Outbreak in San Diego County

Health Update—April 5

Update: Hepatitis A Virus Outbreak in San Diego County

Health Update—March 10

Limited Availability of Long-Acting Bicillin® Continues

Health Advisory—March 10

Hepatitis A Virus Outbreak Associated with Homelessness, Drug Use in San Diego County

Health Advisory—February 8

Zika Virus Advisory #9–Local Transmission Reported in Baja California

Health Update—January 17

Update: Shigellosis Among Men in Southern California

 

2016 CAHAN Communications

Health Advisory—December 20

Zika Virus Advisory #8 – Updated Case Counts and Provider Actions

Health Advisory—November 14

Zika Virus Advisory #7 – Updated Case Counts and Provider Actions

Health Alert—November 3

Potential Hepatitis A Exposure, Imported Egyptian Strawberries

Health Update—October 24

Update #2: Mumps at Colleges and Universities

Health Advisory—September 30

Zika Virus Advisory #6 – Updated Case Counts, Guidelines, and Provider Actions; New Toolkits Available

Health Alert—September 20

Cluster of Shigella flexneri Infections among Men in Southern California

Health Advisory—August 24

Zika Virus Advisory #5 – Updated Interim Guidelines and Case Counts, Actions Requested of Providers

Health Information—August 18

Mosquito-Borne Illness Prevention in San Diego County

Health Update—July 27

Update: Invasive Meningococcal Disease among Men Who Have Sex with Men in Southern California

Health Information—July 5

Disease Reporting Requirement (Title 17) Updates

Health Advisory—June 24

Invasive Meningococcal Disease in Southern California

Health Advisory—May 10

Limited Availability of Long-Acting Bicillin

Health Advisory—April 19

Multistate Outbreak of Infections Caused by Elizabethkingia anopheles

Health Update—April 12

Update: Mumps in Colleges and Universities

Health Advisory—March 25

Zika Virus Advisory #4 – Interim Guidelines Updated, First Sexual Transmission Confirmed in San Diego County

Health Alert—March 11

Mumps in Colleges and Universities

Health Information—March 11

Compliance with California Department of Public Health Notification

Health Advisory—February 24

Zika Virus Advisory #3 – New CDC Guidelines and Health Advisory Issued and Case Count Update

Health Advisory—February 5

Zika Virus Advisory #2 – New Guidelines Issued, Provider Conference Call Announcement

Health Advisory—January 29

Zika Virus

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