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The Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) can cause a severe acute respiratory illness with fever, cough and shortness of breath. Additional clinical features may include diarrhea
As of August 1, 2017, the Pennsylvania requirements for mandatory immunizations for school attendance have become more stringent. Students cannot attend school
PA Law mandates that every child K-12 be immunized on the 1st day of school.
Newly Released Guidance on Preventing Fentanyl Exposure Among First Responders
The Pennsylvania Department of Health (PADOH) has confirmed a Powassan (POW) virus disease case in Susquehanna County, the second case ever documented in Pennsylvania
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have released updated testing guidelines indicating that Zika virus testing for asymptomatic pregnant women is no longer routinely recommended, but that healthcare providers
Through its partners, the Pennsylvania Department of Health (PADOH) has been made aware of carfentanil-related overdoses in several areas of Pennsylvania. Some of these areas have seen significant numbers of these overdoses, some of which were fatal
The Pennsylvania Department of Health has identified recent sustained increases in tick bite-related emergency department visits in nearly all regions of the state. This trend is expected, as tick exposures
This Health Advisory describes the identification of emerging Shigella strains with elevated minimum inhibitory concentration values for ciprofloxacin and outlines new recommendations for clinical diagnosis, management
Norristown, PA (April 11, 2017) – The mosquito season is starting and the Montgomery County Health Department (MCHD) is recommending that residents take precautions to clear away mosquito breeding areas around their homes
As on February 20, there has been an appreciable increase in the number of confirmed and probable cases of mumps reported to the Pennsylvania Department of Health. Several of the cases have been associated with the Pennsylvania State University.
The PA Department of Health is currently investigating the possibility that rats from affected states have been sent to locations in PA. Rat purchases and transfers are not regulated in our state. If you are aware of any infected rats or sick humans
Potassium Iodide (KI) Tablets given out previously by the Montgomery County Health Department are due to expire in February 2017 and June 2017. The pills had an expiration date of February or June 2015,