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Central District Health Department Asks Medical Providers to Consider Pertussis (Whooping Cough) and Test Suspect Cases in Infants, Teenagers, and Adults

November 20, 2017
During the last three months, 12 pertussis cases have been reported among Ada County residents. This is twice the number compared to the same time period last year. Many of the cases are in teenagers and young adults (i.e. 13-20 years old), however 25% of the cases are older than 40. Full HAN Message

Zika Virus Testing Update for Health Care Providers

March 20, 2017
Idaho Bureau of Laboratories (IBL) provides testing for emerging diseases when diagnostic testing is limited or nonexistent in the commercial sector. Zika virus testing was a recent example of this. Since commercial testing for Zika is now widely available in clinical reference laboratories, IBL is no longer accepting specimens for routine Zika testing. Specimens should be sent to the health care facility’s commercial laboratory. Full HAN Message

Reporting Acute Flaccid Myelitis

November 7, 2016
In 2014, the United States saw an unexpected increase in the number of reports of children experiencing neurologic illness with presentations similar to acute flaccid paralysis (AFP). The syndrome was named acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) to better distinguish it from other forms of AFP.  Full HAN Message

Zika Virus Advisory for Health Care Providers

August 23, 2016
Please consider Zika virus infection when evaluating symptomatic patients or pregnant women with recent travel to affected areas. Full HAN Message

Gonorrhea and Syphilis Update

August 2, 2016
Gonorrhea and syphilis rates remain high across the Treasure Valley. CDHD urges providers to continue to assess risk, discuss risk reduction strategies, and test patients for STDs including gonorrhea and syphilis. Full HAN Message

Plague Advisory for Health Care Providers

May 27, 2016
Plague (Yersinia pestis) Likely to Confirm in Ground Squirrels Outside of Boise; Central District Health Department Asks Providers to be Alert for Cases through June. Full HAN Message

Central District Health Department (CDHD) Recommends Providers Screen for Syphilis

February 16, 2016
Syphilis continues to be a concern in our communities. In 2015 and 2016, 70 primary and secondary cases related to this latest outbreak were reported to CDHD and Southwest District Health. Full HAN Message

Zika Virus Advisory for Health Care Providers


January 20, 2016

Please consider Zika virus infection when evaluating patients presenting with clinically compatible symptoms after travel to affected areas, including Puerto Rico and multiple countries in the Americas south of the United States.
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Past HAN Messages

2015

10-20-15 Raw Milk, Enteric Advisory for Health Care Providers


08-26-15 Central District Health Department Recommends Providers Review Updated STD Treatment Guidelines

06-12-15 Salmonella Outbreak in Treasure Valley; Central District Health Department Asks Providers to Test Patients with Diarrheal Illness


05-22-15 Plague (Yersinia pestis) Confirmed in Ground Squirrels South of Boise; Central District Health Department Asks Providers to be Alert for Cases through June

01-14-15 Mumps Advisory for Health Care Providers

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