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https://www.pamedsoc.org/tools-you-can-use/topics/public-health/doh-cdc-health-alerts/Myelitis-Health-AdvisoryPennsylvania DOH Requests Voluntary Reporting of Suspected Acute Flaccid Myelitis Cases<p>​<span><span>On Jan. 16, 2018, the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) issued a health advisory asking for voluntary reporting of suspected acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) cases.</span></span></p>
https://www.pamedsoc.org/tools-you-can-use/topics/public-health/doh-cdc-health-alerts/Flu-2018Influenza A (H3N2) Activity Increasing in Pennsylvania – Get Treatment and Testing Guidance <p>​On Jan. 10, 2018, the Pa. Department of Health issued a health advisory with influenza treatment, testing, and reporting recommendations.<br></p>
https://www.pamedsoc.org/tools-you-can-use/topics/public-health/doh-cdc-health-alerts/ZikaAdvisoryDec2017 Pa. DOH Updates Zika Virus Guidance for Evaluation of Pregnant Women and Infants<p>​On Dec. 18, 2017, the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) issued a health advisory with updated guidance for the evaluation and management of pregnant women and infants with possible Zika virus exposure. </p>
https://www.pamedsoc.org/tools-you-can-use/topics/public-health/doh-cdc-health-alerts/RawMilkAdvisoryPa. Health Advisory: Contaminated Raw Milk and Milk Products <p>On Dec. 4, 2017, the Pennsylvania Department of Health distributed a health advisory warning people who might have consumed contaminated raw milk and milk products from a company called Udder Milk to visit their doctor. </p>
https://www.pamedsoc.org/tools-you-can-use/topics/public-health/doh-cdc-health-alerts/HurricaneHealthAdvisoryAdvice from Pa. DOH on Treating Patients from Hurricane-Affected Areas<p>​On Oct. 25, 2017, the Pa. Department of Health issued a health advisory with advice for health care providers treating patients in or recently returned from hurricane-affected areas, including Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. </p>
https://www.pamedsoc.org/tools-you-can-use/topics/public-health/doh-cdc-health-alerts/SalineSupplyAdvisoryDisruption in Sterile Saline Product Supply Chain Prompts Pa. DOH to Issue Guidance for Providers<p>​On Oct. 16, 2017, the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) issued a health advisory with guidance for providers on saline product availability. </p>
https://www.pamedsoc.org/tools-you-can-use/topics/public-health/doh-cdc-health-alerts/VariantInfluenzaHuman Infections with Variant Influenza Viruses: Pa. DOH Issues Guidance for Clinicians<p>​On Oct. 6, 2017, the Pennsylvania Department of Health distributed guidance for clinicians regarding human infections with variant influenza viruses. </p>
https://www.pamedsoc.org/tools-you-can-use/topics/public-health/doh-cdc-health-alerts/PregnantWomenTestingAdvisoryPa. Department of Health Issues Testing Recommendations for Pregnant Females
https://www.pamedsoc.org/tools-you-can-use/topics/public-health/doh-cdc-health-alerts/MERSAdvisoryGuidance on Evaluation of Returning Travelers for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus <p>The Pa. Department of Health has issued a health advisory with guidance for clinicians on the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), which can cause severe respiratory illness with fever, cough, and shortness of breath.</p>
https://www.pamedsoc.org/tools-you-can-use/topics/public-health/doh-cdc-health-alerts/CandidaAurisAdvisoryDetection and Control of Emerging Drug-Resistant Candida Auris: Guidance for Clinicians<p>​On Aug. 11, 2017, the Pa. Department of Health issued a health advisory on Candida auris, an emerging multi-drug resistant yeast that has caused outbreaks of invasive infections in U.S. health care facilities.<br></p>
https://www.pamedsoc.org/tools-you-can-use/topics/public-health/doh-cdc-health-alerts/CyclosporiasisAdvisoryHealth Advisory Issued on Increase in U.S. Cases of Cyclosporiasis in 2017<p>​On Aug. 9, 2017, the Pennsylvania Department of Health forwarded a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention health advisory on an increase in reported cases of <em>Cyclospora cayetanensis</em> infection in the U.S. during summer 2017. </p>
https://www.pamedsoc.org/tools-you-can-use/topics/public-health/doh-cdc-health-alerts/FentanylAdvisoryNew Guidance on Preventing Fentanyl Exposure Among First Responders<p>​On July 31, 2017, <span><span>the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) issued a health advisory which shares newly released guidance on preventing fentanyl exposure among first responders.</span></span><br></p>
https://www.pamedsoc.org/tools-you-can-use/topics/public-health/doh-cdc-health-alerts/ZikaJuly2017Pa. DOH Issues Health Advisory with Zika Virus Testing Recommendations <p>​On July 27, 2017, the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) issued a health advisory regarding testing recommendations for Zika virus.</p>
https://www.pamedsoc.org/tools-you-can-use/topics/public-health/doh-cdc-health-alerts/PowassanAdvisoryCase of Tickborne Powassan Virus Disease Confirmed in Pennsylvania<p>​In health advisory issued on July 27, 2017, the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) has confirmed a case of Powassan (POW) virus – a rare but serious arboviral illness transmitted by infected ticks – in Susquehanna County.</p>
https://www.pamedsoc.org/tools-you-can-use/topics/public-health/doh-cdc-health-alerts/PetyaRansomwareDOH Issues Health Advisory on Ransomware Attack Affecting Pa. Health Care Facilities<p>​In response a ransomware attack which affected two Pa. health care facilities, the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) issued a June 28, 2017, health advisory encouraging all health care facilities to remain vigilant and follow proper information security protocols. <br></p>
https://www.pamedsoc.org/tools-you-can-use/topics/public-health/doh-cdc-health-alerts/CarfentanilJune17Pa. Department of Health Issues Advisory on Carfentanil-Related Overdoses <p>​On June 6, 2017, the Pennsylvania Department of Health issued a health advisory on carfentanil-related overdoses in several areas of Pennsylvania.<br></p>