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https://www.pamedsoc.org/tools-you-can-use/topics/public-health/doh-cdc-health-alerts/MumpsAdvisoryConfirmed Mumps Cases in Commonwealth Prompt Pa. DOH to Issue Treatment Guidance<p>​On Feb. 24, 2017, the Pennsylvania Department of Health issued a health advisory with guidance for clinicians on mumps diagnosis, treatment, and testing.<br></p>
https://www.pamedsoc.org/tools-you-can-use/topics/public-health/doh-cdc-health-alerts/AvianFluAdvisoryPennsylvania DOH Issues Testing Guidance for Avian Influenza A Virus Infection <p>On Jan. 27, 2017, the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) issued a health advisory with Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidance on testing travelers returning from China for avian influenza A (H7N9) virus infection.</p>
https://www.pamedsoc.org/tools-you-can-use/topics/public-health/doh-cdc-health-alerts/CarfentanilAlertPennsylvania DOH Warns of Extreme Danger Posed by Carfentanil, a Potent Opioid<p>On Jan. 17, 2017, the Pennsylvania Department of Health issued health alert on the extreme danger posed by the opioid carfentanil. <br></p>
https://www.pamedsoc.org/tools-you-can-use/topics/public-health/doh-cdc-health-alerts/FluAdvisory2017Flu Activity in the Commonwealth Is Widespread, Says Pennsylvania DOH<p>​On Jan. 10, 2017, the Pennsylvania Department of Health issued a health advisory in response to increased influenza activity. The advisory includes treatment recommendations and influenza reporting requirements.<br></p>
https://www.pamedsoc.org/tools-you-can-use/topics/public-health/doh-cdc-health-alerts/ZikaCDCPA DOH Shares CDC Guidance On Zika Transmission and Testing<p>The Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) has shared a number of updates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance concerning Zika.</p>
https://www.pamedsoc.org/tools-you-can-use/topics/public-health/doh-cdc-health-alerts/HeaterCoolerAdvisoryPA DOH Issues Advisory on Patients at Risk from Contaminated Heater-Cooler Devices Used During Cardiac Surgery<p>​On Oct. 13, 2016, the PA DOH forwarded a CDC advisory advising hospitals to alert patients at risk from contaminated heater-cooler devices used during cardiac surgery,<br></p>
https://www.pamedsoc.org/tools-you-can-use/topics/public-health/doh-cdc-health-alerts/CephalosporinResistanceCDC Warns of Possible Cephalosporin-Resistant Strain of Gonorrhea<p>​In response to a July 2016 CDC warning about a strain of gonorrhea found to be resistant to cephalosporin antibiotics, the PA Department of Health has issued a health alert with guidance and resources for health care professionals.<br></p>
https://www.pamedsoc.org/tools-you-can-use/topics/public-health/doh-cdc-health-alerts/BurkholderiaCepaciaAlertNurse Assist Saline Flush Syringes Implicated as Source of Recent Burkholderia Cepacia Infections<p>​An Oct. 4, 2016, PA DOH health alert says that contaminated prefilled saline flush syringes manufactured by Nurse Assist have been identified as the source of an outbreak of Burkholderia cepacia bloodstream infections. DOH offers guidance for those who received Nurse Assist saline flush.<br></p>
https://www.pamedsoc.org/tools-you-can-use/topics/public-health/doh-cdc-health-alerts/AlertBurkholderiaCepaciaDOH Offers Recommendations on Non-Respiratory Burkholderia Cepacia<p>​The Pennsylvania Department of Health is currently investigating an outbreak of Burkholderia cepacia (B. cepacia) bloodstream infections possibly associated with intravenous (IV) infusions.</p>Physicians;#
https://www.pamedsoc.org/tools-you-can-use/topics/public-health/doh-cdc-health-alerts/TBAdvisoryDOH Issues Advisory on Tuberculosis Reporting Requirements and Directly Observed Therapy as Standard of Care<p>​On Sept. 28, the Pennsylvania DOH issued a health advisory with information on required reporting of suspected and confirmed cases of tuberculosis and directly observed therapy as the standard of care.<br></p>
https://www.pamedsoc.org/tools-you-can-use/topics/public-health/doh-cdc-health-alerts/WestNileJuly2016PA DOH Reports Pennsylvania’s First Human West Nile Infection of 2016<p>On July 1, 2016, the PA Department of Health (DOH) issued a health advisory regarding the state's first human West Nile virus infection for 2016. The DOH offered recommendations on diagnosis and testing.<br></p>
https://www.pamedsoc.org/tools-you-can-use/topics/public-health/doh-cdc-health-alerts/DocusateHealthAdvisoryPA DOH Shares CDC Advisory Recommending that Clinicians Stop Using Liquid Docusate for Certain Patients<p>On July 1, 2016, the PA Department of Health issued a health advisory which shares information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention regarding a multi-state outbreak of <em>Burkholderia cepacia</em> infections. Preliminary information indicates that a contaminated liquid docusate product might be related to cases on one state.<br></p>
https://www.pamedsoc.org/tools-you-can-use/topics/public-health/doh-cdc-health-alerts/MCR1GeneHealthAdvisoryPA DOH Issues Advisory on Detecting Bacteria with mcr-1 Gene, Preventing Antibiotic-Resistant Infections<p>On June 14, 2016, the PA Department of Health issued a health advisory regarding the first mcr-1 gene in E. coli bacteria found in a human in the U.S.<br></p>
https://www.pamedsoc.org/tools-you-can-use/topics/public-health/doh-cdc-health-alerts/HealthAdvisoryRabiesRabies in Pennsylvania: DOH Issues Health Advisory<p>​On June 14, 2016, the PA Department of Health responded to recent human exposure to a rabid fox in Luzerne County by issuing a health advisory.<br></p>
https://www.pamedsoc.org/tools-you-can-use/topics/public-health/doh-cdc-health-alerts/DOHAdvisoryApril302016DOH Recommends Special Testing Precautions for Pregnant Women in Seven Counties Due to Increase in Syphilis Rate<p>DOH issued a health advisory with recommendations for testing for syphilis in pregnant women, which were developed due to significant increases in the total 2015 reported Primary and Secondary Syphilis cases.</p>
https://www.pamedsoc.org/tools-you-can-use/topics/public-health/doh-cdc-health-alerts/AdvisorySTDDOH Advisory Stresses Importance of Partner Services for Prevention of HIV/STD<p>​The Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) issued a health advisory on Feb. 1, 2016, to remind physicians and other health care providers about using partner services to prevent human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and other sexually transmitted diseases (STD). </p>
https://www.pamedsoc.org/tools-you-can-use/topics/public-health/doh-cdc-health-alerts/AlertSevereInfluenzaReports of Severe Influenza Signal the Start of Flu Season, CDC Says<p>An increase in influenza activity across the nation has prompted the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to issue a Feb. 1, 2016 health advisory regarding the start of this year’s flu season. ​</p>
https://www.pamedsoc.org/tools-you-can-use/topics/public-health/doh-cdc-health-alerts/EbolaAdvisory2016WHO Declares Guinea Ebola-Free; CDC Discontinues Recommendation to Actively Monitor Travelers from Guinea <p><span style="line-height:115%;font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;font-size:11pt;"><font color="#000000"><span style="line-height:115%;font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;font-size:11pt;"><font color="#000000">On Dec. 29, 2015, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the end of Ebola virus transmission in Guinea, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) discontinued their recommendation to actively monitor travelers from Guinea. </font></span></font></span></p>
https://www.pamedsoc.org/tools-you-can-use/topics/public-health/doh-cdc-health-alerts/MalariaAlertDec2015DOH Alert Reminds Physicians about Malaria Testing<p>​The Pennsylvania Department of Health sent out an alert on Dec. 9, 2015, to remind clinicians and hospitals that all recent travelers to malaria-endemic regions presenting with fever should be tested for malaria.</p>
https://www.pamedsoc.org/tools-you-can-use/topics/public-health/doh-cdc-health-alerts/DOH Alert Fentanyl HealthHealth Alert: Fentanyl<p>​On Oct. 27, 2015, the PA Department of Health shared a health advisory from the CDC on the recent increases in fentanyl-related overdose fatalities across the U.S.</p>Physicians;#Residents/Fellows;#Practice Administrators;#
https://www.pamedsoc.org/tools-you-can-use/topics/public-health/doh-cdc-health-alerts/DOH Alert Acute Flaccid MyelitisDOH Urges Pennsylvania Physicians to be Vigilant for Cases of Acute Flaccid Myelitis<p>​Pennsylvania physicians are being encouraged to be continually vigilant for cases of acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), according to an alert by the state Department of Health (DOH).</p>Physicians;#Residents/Fellows;#Practice Administrators;#
https://www.pamedsoc.org/tools-you-can-use/topics/public-health/doh-cdc-health-alerts/DOH Alert Uncomplicated GonorrheaDOH Reminds Pennsylvania Physicians of Treatment Changes for Uncomplicated Gonorrhea<p>An DOH alert outlines several changes to the recommended treatment for uncomplicated gonorrhea infections.</p>Physicians;#Residents/Fellows;#Practice Administrators;#

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