Yakima Health District

Update #14: Interim COVID-19 Guidance

**Clinical leadership is expected to schedule time to review guidelines with staff** Requested Actions Be aware Washington State Department of Health (DOH) updated its COVID-19 testing guidance. Test all patients with COVID-19 symptoms and asymptomatic people from a priority population including close contacts of confirmed cases (see details below). Be aware of additional laboratories that can Update #14: Interim COVID-19 Guidance

Syphilis Cases in Yakima County: 2018 at a glance

CountyBackground: In 2018 Yakima County saw 48 cases of syphilis, a 30% increase from the previous year and above our annualaverage of 38 cases per year over the past 5 years.  Approximately half of these cases were among the MSM population but there was a significant increase in cases amongheterosexual individualsand particularly amongwomen. There has Syphilis Cases in Yakima County: 2018 at a glance

Health Advisory: Washington State Measles Cases Updates

Washington is experiencing an outbreak of measles in Clark County (51 current confirmed cases) with spread to King County and Multnomah County Oregon.  Up-to-date information about measles activity in Washington State can be found here. While there are currently no confirmed measles cases in Yakima County, patients may call you with questions regarding their immunization Health Advisory: Washington State Measles Cases Updates

Health Alert: FDA Investigating Multistate Outbreak of E.coli O157:H7 Infections Likely Linked to Romaine Lettuce

Alert:  FDA Investigating Multistate Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 Infections Likely Linked to Romaine Lettuce Food Safety Alert: The Centers for Disease Control advises concerning an E. coli Outbreak: Do not eat, serve, or sell ANY romaine lettuce while investigation continues. This includes whole heads of lettuce, hearts of romaine, chopped romaine, organic romaine and Health Alert: FDA Investigating Multistate Outbreak of E.coli O157:H7 Infections Likely Linked to Romaine Lettuce

Health Advisory: Six cases of Salmonella illness in WA likely linked to cucumbers

Per the Washington State Department of Health:  Six cases of Salmonella illness in WA likely linked to cucumbers Initial investigation suggests Costco three-pack English cucumber OLYMPIA ¾ State health officials are working with state, local and federal public health partners to investigate the source of six Salmonella infections. The six cases include residents of King Health Advisory: Six cases of Salmonella illness in WA likely linked to cucumbers