CAHAN San Diego Alerts


California Health Alert Network (CAHAN) San Diego Communications (Alerts, Advisories, Updates, and Information)—2018-2019

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.

To receive CAHAN San Diego communications, click the “Subscribe to CAHAN San Diego” button. It takes only a few minutes to sign up. PHS will not share your contact information.

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.


2019 CAHAN Communications

Health Update—July 19

Mumps and Acute Parotitis in San Diego

Health Alert—June 29

Shiga toxin-producing Enteric Illnesses Associated with Attendance at County Fair

Health Information—June 26

Animal Rabies in San Diego County

Health Advisory—June 13

Candida auris Detected in California Healthcare Facilities

Health Advisory—June 7

Update #2: Measles Outbreaks in the United States and Overseas

Health Advisory—May 24

Increased Influenza-Like Illness in Local Migrant Shelter

Health Update—April 25

Measles Outbreaks in the United States and Overseas

Health Advisory—March 28

Influenza Season Continues with an Increase in Influenza A(H3N2) Activity

Health Information—March 25

HIV Testing Recommended in All Healthcare Settings

Health Update—March 18

Carbapenem-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa Infections after Hospitalization in Tijuana

Health Advisory—March 15

Mumps and Acute Parotitis Cases Increase in San Diego

Health Advisory—February 14

Kawasaki Disease Increased in San Diego

Health Advisory—February 12

Strangulation: Intimate Partner Violence in San Diego County

Health Advisory—January 31

Measles Outbreaks in Washington, New York, and Overseas

Health Advisory—January 25

Infections Associated with Unapproved Stem Cell Injections

Health Alert—January 16

Carbapenem-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa Infections after Surgery in Tijuana

2018 CAHAN Communications

Health Alert—October 19

Acute Flaccid Myelitis – Request for Continued Vigilance

Health Alert—September 28

Invasive Meningococcal Disease Outbreak at San Diego State University

Health Advisory - September 14

Fentanyl Overdoses Related to Illicit Drug Use

Health Information - August 31

Hepatitis A Virus (HAV) Vaccination Reminder for Healthcare Providers

Health Information - August 10

Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV)

Health Information - August 6

Vector-borne Illnesses of Public Health Significance

Health Advisory - June 26

Shigellosis: Updated National Recommendations and Local Case Information

Health Information - May 25

Ebola Virus Disease in Democratic Republic of Congo

Health Update - April 10

Update: Wound Botulism Cases Associated with Black Tar Heroin

Health Advisory - February 16

Pertussis Increasing in San Diego

Health Update - February 15

Update#8: Hepatitis A Virus Outbreak in San Diego County

Health Advisory - January 22

Zika Virus Advisory #11: Current Case Counts and Updated California Testing Guidelines