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Keeping providers informed of public health trends

Our staff provide information about important public health trends. One of the ways we do this is with our Communicable Disease and Immunization Update. This report has information on vaccination, outbreaks, emerging conditions and more.

Check out our latest issue

April 2019

  • Measles Outbreak
  • New Perinatal Hepatitis C Effort
  • Acute Flaccid Myelitis
  • Hepatitis A: Outbreaks & New Recommendations
  • Selected Notifiable Conditions Data

Check out our past issues

April 2017

  • Syphilis Update
  • Tuberculosis Screening Recommendations 
  • HPV Vaccine - New Recommendations

May 2016

  • Zika Virus Outbreak
  • Congenital Syphilis Update
  • Pertussis in Pierce County and Tdap During Pregnancy
  • Reported Cases of Selected Diseases

September 2015

  • Flu Season 2015-2016
  • Antibiotic Prescriptions for Diarrhea in Pierce County
  • Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis for HIV-PrEP
  • Reported Cases of Selected Diseases

March 2015

  • Tdap Recommendations for Pregnant Women
  • Acellular Pertussis Vaccine—Duration of Immunity
  • 2015 Measles Outbreak
  • Reported Cases of Selected Diseases for January 2015

September 2014

  • Flu Vaccine Recommendations 2014-2015
  • Chikungunya Virus
  • Ebola Hemorragic Fever Outbreak
  • 2014 Measles Update
  • Reported Cases of Selected Diseases for July 2014

October 2013

  • Preparing for the 2013–2014 Influenza Season
  • 2012–2013 Influenza Season Recap
  • Vibrio parahaemolyticus
  • Reported Cases of Selected Diseases for August 2013

August 2013

  • Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV)
  • Chronic Hepatitis C Among Baby Boomers
  • H3N2v Influenza
  • August is National Immunization Awareness Month
  • Reported Cases of Selected Diseases for July 2013

October 2012

  • Pertussis Update
  • Preparing for the Influenza Season 2012-2013
  • Novel Influenza A Virus Associated with Swine
  • Reported Cases of Selected Notifiable Diseases

January 2012

  • STEC Infections
  • Pertussis Update
  • Immunization Educational Events and Trainings
  • Reported Cases of Selected Diseases--December 201

 

Related communicable disease articles for providers:

Notifiable Conditions Summary Report

Nov. 20, 2019

Preliminary summary of reported cases of select notifiable conditions.

Enteric Diseases

 Disease October 2019 YTD 2019 YTD October 2018
 Campylobacter

8

178  233 
 Cryptosporidium

1

24  20 
 Giardia lamblia 6 50  35 
 Salmonella 3 59  65
 Shigella 4 25  14
 Shigatoxigenic Escherichia coli 3 34  45 

Hepatitis

Disease

October 2019

YTD 2019

2018

Hepatitis A (Acute) 0 2
Hepatitis B (Acute) 1 6
Hepatitis C (Acute) 4 40
Hepatitis E (Acute) 0

Invasive Disease/Bacterial

Disease

October 2019

YTD 2019

YTD October 2018

Haemophilus influenzae 0
Listeria monocytogenes 1
Meningococcal 0

Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)

Disease

October 2019

YTD 2019

YTD October 2018

Chlamydia 531 5,064  5,016 
Gonorrhea 200 1,732  1,608 
Herpes, Initial Infection 62 488  404 
Syphilis, Primary and Secondary 7 72  53 
Syphilis, Early Latent 8 58  41 
Syphilis, Late and Late Latent 10 70  57 
Syphilis, Congential 0 1
Syphilis, Neuro 0 0

Tuberculosis

Disease

October 2019

YTD 2019

YTD October 2018

Tuberculosis 1 19  14 

Vaccine Preventable Diseases

Disease

October 2019

YTD 2019

YTD October 2018

Measles 0
Mumps 0
Rubella 0
Pertussis 1 66  68 

Other Diseases

Disease

October 2019

YTD 2019

YTD October 2018

Carbapenemase-producing CRE 1 2
Coccidiomycosis 1 14  10
Influenza death 0 39  27
Legionella 2 6
Malaria 2 4
Vibriosis 0  13
Yersiniosis 0 6

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