Posted on: March 20, 2017

03/20/17 PA - Health Alert 372 - Cryptosporidium Infections Associated with a Farm

The Pennsylvania Department of Health is investigating gastrointestinal illness among members of the public who visited or volunteered at Heaven on Earth Farm in Easton, Northampton County.

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Posted on: February 24, 2017

02/24/17- PA Health Alert 371 - Guidance for Clinicians on Mumps Diagnosis, Testing and Reporting

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.

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Posted on: February 17, 2017

02/16/17-PA Health Alert 370 - Investigation of Seoul Virus Outbreak

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

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Posted on: February 13, 2017

02/13/17- Montco Health Department to replace Potassium Iodide (KI) Tablets for 2015 exp date

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,

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Posted on: January 27, 2017

1/27/2017-PA Health Alert 369 -Testing Travelers Returning from China for Avian Influenza A

The Pennsylvania Department of Health (PADOH) is providing the following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), regarding testing travelers returning from China for avian influenza A (H7N9) virus infection

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Posted on: January 25, 2017

01/25/2017-PA Health Alert 368 - New PA PDMP Requirements

Effective January 1, 2017, new legislative changes to the Pennsylvania Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PA PDMP) took effect, which impact both prescribers and dispensers.

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Posted on: January 18, 2017

01/18/2017-PA Health Alert 367 - Extreme Danger Posed by Carfentanil

Carfentanil and other fentanyl analogues present a serious risk to public safety, first responder, medical, treatment and laboratory personnel. These substances can come in several forms, including powder, blotter paper, tablets, patch and spray.

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Posted on: January 10, 2017

1/10/2017-PA Health Alert 366 - Increased Influenza Activity and Severe Illness Reported

Influenza transmission is increasing across the country and in Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Department of Health (PADOH) has determined influenza activity to be widespread for the last two weeks.

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