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Douglas County Health Department (DCHD) uses the Nebraska Health Alert Network system to send important health advisory and alert messages directly to Douglas County health care providers and other public health partners. (For influenza update reports, please see the DCHD influenza page.)

There are several public health notification systems locally and nationally.

Douglas County Health Department

Please click here or scan altto opt into the email list for Douglas County health care providers and public health partners. (We send weekly influenza surveillance reports during flu season, health alerts from state and federal partners, as well as occasional messages regarding important public health issues that may affect our community.)

 

Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services

The Nebraska Health Alert Network archive can be accessed at http://dhhs.ne.gov/publichealth/HAN/Pages/han_messages.aspx. Subscribe to health alert messages here: http://dhhs.ne.gov/publichealth/HAN/Pages/han_hanindex.aspx.

 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

CDC Health Alert Network (HAN): The CDC Health Alert Network can be accessed at http://emergency.cdc.gov/HAN/.

Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA): CDC also disseminates timely information for clinicians through the Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA) program. Continuing education credits are often offered. Sign up for COCA updates here: https://emergency.cdc.gov/coca/calls/index.asp

 

If you have questions about any of these messages, feel free to contact our Communicable Diseases Epidemiology section at (402) 444-7214.

Archive of Messages Sent Through the Health Alert Network (HAN) to Douglas County Health Care Providers and Other Public Health Partners:

 

Date Source Topic
12/10/2018 CDC Update—Outbreak of Life-threatening Coagulopathy Associated with Synthetic Cannabinoids Use
11/9/2018 NE DHHS AFM Update and Webinar Info: Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM): What Health Care Providers Need to Know
9/26/2018 DCHD Exposure to Rabid Bat at Morton Magnet Middle School
9/21/2018 NE DHHS False-positive Vibrio and Yersinia results on Culture-Independent Diagnostic Testing (CIDT)
9/5/2018 NE DHHS Maintaining vigilance for Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM) among children in Nebraska
7/11/2018 CDC Rising Numbers of Deaths Involving Fentanyl and Fentanyl Analogs, Including Carfentanil, and Increased Usage and Mixing with Non-opioids
6/11/2018 CDC Outbreak of Hepatitis A Virus (HAV) Infections among Persons Who Use Drugs and Persons Experiencing Homelessness
6/7/2018 CDC Update – CDC Recommendations for Managing and Reporting Shigella Infections with Possible Reduced Susceptibility to Ciprofloxacin
5/29/2018 NE DHHS Summertime Infectious Disease Update: West Nile Virus
5/25/2018 CDC Outbreak of Life-threatening Coagulopathy Associated with Synthetic Cannabinoids Use
4/30/2018 NE DHHS Multi-state outbreak of serratia marcescens bloodstream infections
4/20/2018 NE DHHS Tick borne diseases in Nebraska
4/11/2018 NE DHHS Forwarding of Isolates and/or Specimens to NPHL (Reportable Disease Reporting Regulations)
2/14/2018 NE DHHS Management of Influenza and Influenza-Associated Pneumonia
12/27/2017 CDC Seasonal Influenza A(H3N2) Activity and Antiviral Treatment of Patients with Influenza
11/6/2017   HHS Office for Civil Rights Issues Guidance on How HIPAA Allows Information Sharing to Address the Opioid Crisis
10/25/2017 NE DHHS Zika Update
9/13/2017 DCHD Updated CDC Recommendations for Treatment of Gonorrhea
8/7/2017 NE DHHS Updated Zika Lab Testing Guidelines
7/11/2017 NE DHHS, CDC Patients Receiving Eculizumab (Soliris®) at High Risk for Invasive Meningococcal Disease Despite Vaccination
5/17/2017 CDC Potential for Falsely Low Blood Lead Test Results from LeadCare® Analyzers
4/5/2017 NE DHHS Tick-Borne Diseases in Nebraska
3/23/2017 NE DHHS Measles Exposures in Omaha, Papillion, and La Vista
2/7/2017 DCHD Update – Second Round of Testing TB Contacts at Benson High School Scheduled for February 21-22, 2017
2/6/2017 NE DHHS Reportable Disease Regulations Update
1/26/2017 CDC Testing Travelers Returning from China for Avian Influenza A (H7N9) Virus Infection
1/11/2017 DHHS Norovirus Outbreaks
12/14/2016 CDC CDC Guidance for Travel and Testing of Pregnant Women and Women of Reproductive Age for Zika Virus Infection Related to the Investigation for Local Mosquito-borne Zika Virus Transmission in Brownsville, Cameron County, Texas
12/5/2016 DCHD Memo Re: Protecting Residents of Long-Term Care Facilities against Influenza
11/30/2016 DCHD Memo: Tuberculosis Contact Investigation
11/17/2016 DHHS Increase in Guillain-Barre Syndrome and Acute Flaccid Myelitis Cases
10/31/2016 DHHS 2016-17 Influenza Vaccination and Testing Guidelines
10/19/2016 CDC CDC Updates Guidance for Pregnant Women and Women and Men of Reproductive Age for Zika Virus Infection Related to the Ongoing Investigation of Local Mosquito-borne Zika Virus Transmission in Miami-Dade County, Florida
10/13/2016 CDC CDC Advises Hospitals to Alert Patients at Risk from Contaminated Heater-Cooler Devices Used during Cardiac Surgery
9/20/2016 CDC CDC Updates Guidance for Travel and Testing of Pregnant Women and Women of Reproductive Age for Zika Virus Infection Related to the Ongoing Investigation of Local Mosquito-borne Zika Virus Transmission in Miami-Dade County, Florida
8/25/2016 CDC Influx of Fentanyl-laced Counterfeit Pills and Toxic Fentanyl-related Compounds Further Increases Risk of Fentanyl-related Overdose and Fatalities
8/1/2016 CDC CDC Guidance for Travel and Testing of Pregnant Women and Women of Reproductive Age for Zika Virus Infection Related to the Investigation for Local Mosquito-borne Zika Virus Transmission in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties, Florida
7/29/2016 NDHHS Addition of Acute Flaccid Myelitis to Nebraska Reportable Disease List
7/20/2016 DCHD Physician Memo on Electronic Death Certificate Filing Requirement
7/5/2016 NDHHS/CDC Subsequent Zika virus IgM Antibody Testing
6/29/2016 NDHHS Multi-state outbreak of Burkholderia cepacia infections
6/17/2016 CDC Best Practices for Using PCR to Diagnose Haemophilus influenzae and Neisseria meningitidis and Identify Serotype or Serogroup
6/8/2016 NDHHS Measures to Control Mumps Outbreak Including Mumps Vaccine (Sent to Sarpy, Cass, Washington, Saunders, and Dodge Counties)
5/31/2016 NDHHS Mumps Outbreak Update
5/25/2016 CDC Diagnostic Testing of Urine Specimens for Suspected Zika Virus Infection
5/19/2016 NDHHS Mumps Outbreak Associated with Midland University in Fremont, NE
5/12/2016 DCHD High Number of Shigella Infections in Douglas County
2/25/2016 NDHHS Pediatric Influenza Death (Northeast Nebraska)
2/23/2016 CDC Update: Interim Guidelines for Prevention of Sexual Transmission of Zika Virus — United States, 2016
2/9/2016 NDHHS Nebraska DHHS HAN: Zika Virus Laboratory Testing Criteria and Specimen Collection Guidance
2/8/2016 NDHHS Increases in Fentanyl Drug Confiscations and Fentanyl-related Overdose Fatalities
2/1/2016 CDC Flu Season Begins: Severe Influenza Illness Reported
1/27/2016 CDC CDC Urging Dialysis Providers and Facilities to Assess and Improve Infection Control Practices to Stop Hepatitis C Virus Transmission in Patients Undergoing Hemodialysis
1/15/2016 CDC Recognizing, Managing, and Reporting Zika Virus Infections in Travelers Returning from Central America, South America, the Caribbean, and Mexico
10/20/2015 DCHD Improving Influenza Vaccination Among Staff of Long-Term Care Facilities
9/18/2015 NDHHS Laboratory Handling and Diagnostics for Francisella tularensis
9/8/2015 DCHD Increased Reports of Cryptosporidium Infections in Douglas County
6/26/2015 NDHHS Summertime Infectious Disease Update: West Nile Virus & Influenza
6/19/2015 CDC Clinical Considerations for the Evaluation of Ill Travelers from Liberia to the United States
6/12/2015 CDC Updated Information and Guidelines for Evaluation of Patients for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) Infection
6/5/2015 NDHHS/CDC Updated Advisory: Nebraska Impact of Avian Influenza
6/4/2015 CDC Ciprofloxacin- and Azithromycin-Nonsusceptible Shigellosis in the United States
5/15/2015 NDHHS Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in Nebraska Poultry
4/24/2015 CDC HAN 377: Outbreak of Recent HIV and HCV Infections among Persons Who Inject Drugs
1/29/2015 DCHD Second Case of Measles Confirmed in Three Rivers Public Health Department Area Child
1/23/2015 NDHHS, CDC Nebraska Advisory and CDC HAN 376: U.S. Multi-state Measles Outbreak, December 2014-January 2015
1/21/2015 DCHD Measles Alert: Exposures in Omaha and Blair, January 2015
1/9/2015 CDC HAN 375: CDC Health Update Regarding Treatment of Patients with Influenza with Antiviral Medications

Abbreviations

  • CDC: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • NDHHS: Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services
  • DCHD: Douglas County Health Department (Omaha, Nebraska)

 

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