County Public Health sends out Health Alerts and Health Advisories regarding communicable disease outbreaks, immunization updates, and emerging
infectious diseases to Sacramento County healthcare providers.
Alerts and Health Advisories:
*NEW* Influenza Health Advisory 11/10/2016
Meningococcal cases in Sacramento County 06/07/2016
End Influenza Masking Mandate 04/27/2016
Zika Virus PCR Testing 04/13/2016
Fentanyl Alert 04/01/2016
Flu Masking Alert 03/23/2016
Contaminated Norco Alert 03/25/2016
Varicella Zoster Virus Health Alert 03/21/2016
Zika Virus Interim Guidelines for Healthcare Providers 02/23/16
Zika Information for California Healthcare Providers (CDPH) 02/08/16
Zika Virus in Travelers and Pregnant Women 01/29/16
Influenza Health Alert - Situational Update 01/11/2016
Mandatory Influenza Vaccination or Masking of Health Care Workers During Influenza Season 10/13/2015
Ending Mandatory Influenza Vaccination or Masking of Health Care Workers During Influenza Season 03/17/2015
Influenza Health Alert 01/06/2015
Additional Actions Requested of All
Clinicians Related to Influenza Health Alert 01/06/15
Report via fax to Sacramento County Division of
Public Health (SCDPH) (916) 854-9709 laboratory-confirmed cases of seasonal
influenza that have been admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and deaths
due to the influenza complications.
Treat early with oseltamivir or zanamivir
patients with suspected or confirmed influenza who are hospitalized for severe
illness or who are at higher risk for influenza associated complications.
Encourage influenza vaccination for
anyone 6 months of age and older and pneumococcal vaccination for those at
increased risk of pneumococcal disease. As Healthcare providers, be an example
and get vaccinated.
Implement infection control precautions:
All persons with FEVER and COUGH
should wear a face mask, if tolerated in all health care settings.
All persons with Influenza Like
Illness (ILI) should stay at home until 24 hours after fever resolves, except patients that require medical evaluation and care.