Posted on: July 21, 2017

07/21/17- Adult Mosquito Spraying in Selected Areas of Upper Merion Township, Montco

Norristown, PA (July 20, 2017) – The Montgomery County Health Department (MCHD), after consulting with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP), and Upper Merion Township officials, will be adulticiding (spraying) to control

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Posted on: July 10, 2017

07/10/17-PA HAN 380- ADV Recommended HIV Testing Algorithm

The Pennsylvania Department of Health (Department) released the following statement on July 7, 2017, to inform health care providers of the current recommended Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) testing algorithm

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Posted on: July 10, 2017

07/10/17-PA HAN 381 - Patients Receiving Eculizumab at High Risk for Invasive Meningococcal Disease

The Pennsylvania Department of Health is forwarding the following advisory to healthcare providers, “Patients Receiving Eculizumab (Soliris®) at High Risk for Invasive Meningococcal Disease Despite Vaccination”

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Posted on: June 28, 2017

6/28/17- PA Health Alert 378- Pennsylvania Healthcare Facilities Infected with Ransomware

Yesterday, two healthcare facilities in Pennsylvania were infected with ransomware. The Pennsylvania Department of Health encourages all healthcare facilities to remain vigilant and follow proper information system security protocols.

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Posted on: June 6, 2017

06/6/17- PA Health Alert 377 - Carfentanil-Related Overdoses

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

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Posted on: May 17, 2017

5/17/17- Potential for Falsely Low Blood Lead Test Results from LeadCare® Analyzers

The FDA has issued a safety communication warning about the use of Magellan Diagnostics’ LeadCare® analyzers (LeadCare, LeadCare II, LeadCare Ultra and LeadCare Plus) with venous blood samples because they might result in falsely low test results

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Posted on: May 15, 2017

05/15/17- PA Health Alert 374 - Testing for Syphilis

The Pennsylvania Department of Health (PADOH) is providing the following update in response to significant rates and/or significant increases in the total 2016 reported primary and secondary (P&S) syphilis cases in the counties

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Posted on: May 15, 2017

05/15/17- PA Health Alert 375 - Lyme Disease and Other Tickborne Diseases in PA

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

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Posted on: May 8, 2017

05/08/17- CDC HAN 402 - Prolonged IgM Antibody Response in People Infected with Zika Virus

Prolonged IgM Antibody Response in People Infected with Zika Virus: Implications for Interpreting Serologic Testing Results for Pregnant Women

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Posted on: April 19, 2017

04/19/17-CDC HAN 401 Recommendations for Diagnosing and Managing Shigella Strains

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

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Posted on: April 12, 2017

04/12/17 - MCHD 2017 Mosquito Season Advice

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

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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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