CAHAN San Diego Alerts

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California Health Alert Network (CAHAN) San Diego Communications (Alerts, Advisories, Updates, and Information)—2017-2018

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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2018 CAHAN Communications

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

 

2017 CAHAN Communications

Health Advisory—December 18

Biotin Supplements Can Cause False Laboratory Results

Health Update—October 31

Update #7: Hepatitis A Virus Outbreak in San Diego

Health Alert—October 9

Wound Botulism Associated with Black Tar Heroin

Health Information—September 27

Hepatitis A Vaccination Recommendations during the Current San Diego County Outbreak

Health Update—September 12

Update #6: Hepatitis A Virus Outbreak in San Diego

Health Information—September 5

Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV)

Health Information—August 22

Vector-Borne Illnesses of Public Health Significance

Health Update—August 16

Update #5: Hepatitis A Virus Outbreak in San Diego

Health Alert—July 24

Immune Globulin Dosage Increased for Hepatitis A Virus Prophylaxis

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

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