Health Alerts and Advisories

The Sacramento 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.

Health Alerts and Health Advisories

Influenza Health Advisory Update  02/06/2018

Influenza Health Advisory Update  11/01/2017

Influenza Health Advisory  10/01/2017

Hepatitis A Advisory   09/20/2017

West Nile Virus Advisory   08/24/2017

Botulism Alert   05/16/2017

Botulism Alert  05/10/2017

Botulism Advisory  05/08/2017

Gastrointestinal Illness Advisory-Providers  05/15/2017

Gastrointestinal Illness Advisory-Schools  05/15/2017

Gastrointestinal Illness Alert   05/04/2017

Influenza Health Advisory   04/01/2017

Meningococcal Disease  01/23/2017

Influenza Health Advisory  01/06/2017

Influenza Health Advisory  11/10/2016

Influenza Health Advisory  09/27/2016

eningococcal 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

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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. 

Influenza Health Alert - Situational Update 12/26/2013

Tubersol Shortage Updated Health Alert 09/06/2013

CDPH Health Advisory Severe Influenza Update 01/03/2014


Sacramento County Division of Public Health
7001-A East Parkway, Suite 600A Sacramento, CA 95823 (916) 875-5881


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