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  • 02/08/24 Health Advisory: RSV Prevention Updates

    02/08/24 Health Advisory: RSV Prevention Updates

    Summary Background On Oct. 23, 2023, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a health alert about the limited supply of nirsevimab. CDC recommended healthcare providers prioritize nirsevimab for infants born later in RSV (respiratory syncytial virus) season or for those at increased risk for severe illness. On Jan. 5, 2024, CDC issued updated guidance about the increased…

  • 01/22/24 Health Advisory: Measles Outbreak in Southwest Washington

    01/22/24 Health Advisory: Measles Outbreak in Southwest Washington

    An active measles outbreak investigation is underway in Clark and Wahkiakum Counties. As of Jan. 10, 2024, investigators have identified 3 lab-confirmed and 3 epidemiologically linked measles cases in unvaccinated adults. Symptoms began in mid-to-late December. All report isolating at home during their contagious period. Investigators have not identified any public exposure locations. Healthcare providers…

  • 12/13/23 Health Advisory: Test for tuberculosis people who were incarcerated

    12/13/23 Health Advisory: Test for tuberculosis people who were incarcerated

    A large outbreak of tuberculosis (TB) in the state prison system may affect more than 800 people who were incarcerated. Requested actions Ask patients about risk factors for TB exposure: Test people with risk factors unless they have a known history of TB infection or TB disease. Evaluate people who test positive to rule out…