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2021
Topic Priority Date of Alert
Updated Guidance about COVID-19 Booster Shots Advisory Nov 22, 2021
COVID-19 Vaccine Updates: Pediatric Immunization for Children Ages 5-11 Advisory Nov 5, 2021
Updated Guidance about COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shots Advisory Oct 25, 2021
CDC Update - Multistate Outbreak of Melioidosis and Recall of Aromatherapy Room Spray Update Oct 22, 2021
Additional mRNA COVID-19 Vaccination for Immunocompromised Individuals Advisory Oct 19, 2021
Updated Guidance Regarding the COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate for Healthcare Workers Alert Oct 14, 2021
Guidance about COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shots Advisory Sep 28, 2021
First Confirmed Symptomatic West Nile Virus Case in Philadelphia for 2021 Season Advisory Aug 27, 2021
Guidance Regarding the COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate for Healthcare Workers Alert Aug 25, 2021
Increase in Cases of Non-Respiratory Burkholderia cepacia complex in Pennsylvania Update Aug 20, 2021
Hepatitis A Increases among At-Risk Persons in Philadelphia: Recommendations for Prevention and Control through Vaccination Alert Aug 6, 2021
Update: Increase in Cases of Non-Respiratory Burkholderia cepacia complex in Pennsylvania Advisory Aug 6, 2021
Update: Outbreak and Containment of Candida auris in PA Healthcare Facilities Advisory Aug 3, 2021
Increase in Cases of Burkholderia cepacia in Pennsylvania Alert Jul 29, 2021
Guillain-Barre Syndrome after Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccination Advisory Jul 14, 2021
Update on Myocarditis and Pericarditis after mRNA COVID-19 Vaccination Advisory Jul 12, 2021
Rising Rates of Syphilis Among Women Advisory Jul 7, 2021
Testing and Reporting Requirements for West Nile Virus and Other Arboviruses Advisory Jul 1, 2021
Tickborne Diseases: Recognition, Reporting, and Prevention Advisory Jun 9, 2021
Reports of Myocarditis and Pericarditis after mRNA COVID-19 Vaccination Advisory May 28, 2021
New Outbreak and Containment of Candida Auris in PA Healthcare Facilities Alert May 28, 2021
COVID-19 Vaccine Updates: Adolescent Immunization, Coadministration, and History of MIS-C/A Advisory May 21, 2021
Preventing Heat-related Illness during Excessive Summer Heat Advisory May 18, 2021
SARS-CoV-2 Variants and Sequencing Requests Advisory May 12, 2021
Treatment for Patients with COVID-19 with Monoclonal Antibodies Advisory May 3, 2021
Post-Vaccine Screening Mammography Recommendations Notification Apr 28, 2021
Joint CDC and FDA Statement on Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine Alert Apr 13, 2021
Closure of Suboxone Practices in Philadelphia Alert Feb 28, 2021
Salmonella Typhimurium Infections Associated with Small Pet Turtles Advisory Feb 27, 2021
Update to CDC STD Treatment Guidelines Notification Jan 4, 2021
2020
Guidance on Testing for COVID-19 Advisory Nov 14, 2020
Guidance in Determining Close Contacts of Persons with COVID-19 Advisory Oct 30, 2020
Fentanyl Overdoses associated with Counterfeit Pharmaceutical Pills Alert Sep 23, 2020
COVID-19 Rapid Point-of-Care Diagnostic Testing Considerations Advisory Sep 21, 2020
First Confirmed Symptomatic West Nile Virus Case in Philadelphia for 2020 Season Advisory Sep 4, 2020
Criteria to Discontinue Isolation or Quarantine for Persons Exposed to or with Confirmed/Suspected COVID-19 Update Aug 31, 2020
New Outbreak and Containment of Candida auris in PA Healthcare Facilities Alert Aug 18, 2020
COVID-19 Updates and Guidance on Duration of Isolation Advisory Jul 28, 2020
Testing and Reporting Requirements for West Nile Virus and Other Arboviruses Advisory Jul 23, 2020
Emergency Department Reporting Requirement – Drug-Related Visits Advisory Jul 6, 2020
Tickborne Diseases in Philadelphia: Recognition, Reporting, and Prevention Advisory Jul 2, 2020
COVID-19 Updates: Risk Assessment and Testing Recommendations to Support Safe Reopening Advisory Jun 10, 2020
Preventing Heat-related Illness during Excessive Summer Heat and COVID-19 Advisory Jun 2, 2020
COVID-19 Update: Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) Advisory May 29, 2020
COVID-19 Updates: Specimens for SARS-CoV-2 Diagnostic Testing Alert May 12, 2020
COVID-19 Updates: Guidance for Diagnostic Testing Advisory May 4, 2020
Recommendations on Duration of Isolation or Quarantine for COVID-19 Advisory Apr 23, 2020
COVID-19 Updates: Guidance for the Use of Serologic Assays and Rapid Diagnostic Tests Advisory Apr 17, 2020
COVID-19: Referrals for Isolation and Quarantine (I & Q) Advisory Apr 13, 2020
Update on Local Epidemiology of COVID-19 Advisory Apr 9, 2020
COVID-19: Universal Masking for Long-term Care Facility Staff Advisory Mar 28, 2020
COVID-19: Status Update and Guidance for Healthcare Personnel Isolation and Quarantine to Minimize Staff Shortages Alert Mar 26, 2020
COVID-19: Guidance for Conservation of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Advisory Mar 21, 2020
COVID-19: Status Update and Guidance on Isolation and Quarantine Advisory Mar 19, 2020
Updated Interim Guidance for Evaluating and Reporting Persons Under Investigation for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Alert Mar 15, 2020
Updated Interim Guidance for Evaluating and Reporting Persons Under Investigation for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Alert Mar 12, 2020
First Presumptive Positive COVID-19 Cases in Pennsylvania Alert Mar 6, 2020
Updated Interim Guidance for Evaluating and Reporting Persons Under Investigation for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Alert Mar 5, 2020
Updated Interim Guidance for Evaluating and Reporting Persons Under Investigation for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Alert Feb 28, 2020
Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV Prevention: Updated Guidance and Clinical Resources Update Feb 27, 2020
Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19): Updated Guidance for Preventing and Managing Exposures in Healthcare Settings Alert Feb 14, 2020
Outbreak of Respiratory Illness Caused by a Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV): Updated Guidance Alert Feb 7, 2020
Outbreak of Respiratory Illness Caused by a Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV): Updated Guidance Alert Feb 1, 2020
Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Collection and Shipping Guidance Advisory Jan 25, 2020
Outbreak of Respiratory Illness Caused by a Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Originating in Wuhan, China Alert Jan 24, 2020
Update and Interim Guidance on Outbreak of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in Wuhan, China Update Jan 18, 2020
Elevated Influenza Activity: Influenza B/Victoria and A(H1N1)pdm09 Viruses are the Predominant Viruses Advisory Jan 10, 2020
Public Health Emergency Update: Hepatitis A Outbreak among At-Risk People in Philadelphia Alert Jan 9, 2020
2019
2019–2020 Respiratory Virus Season Underway: Surveillance Updates and Reminders for Reporting and Prevention Advisory Dec 20, 2019
Acute Hepatitis B Increases in Philadelphia Advisory Dec 13, 2019
Army vs. Navy Football Game – Saturday, December 14, 2019 Emergency Preparedness Recommendations Notification Dec 11, 2019
Salmonella Infections Associated with Healthcare Facilities in Southeastern Pennsylvania Alert Dec 6, 2019
Mumps at a University in Philadelphia: Diagnosis and Prevention Guidance Alert Nov 22, 2019
Cluster of Pertussis at a Philadelphia School Alert Nov 21, 2019
E-Cigarette/Vaping Associated Lung Injury (EVALI) Update: Reporting Guidelines and CDC Guidance Advisory Oct 21, 2019
Public Health Emergency Update: Hepatitis A Outbreak among At-risk People in Philadelphia Alert Oct 18, 2019
HIV Outbreak Among People Who Inject Drugs (PWID) Advisory Oct 16, 2019
Possible Exposure to Measles at Philadelphia International Airport Advisory Oct 11, 2019
Severe Pulmonary Disease Associated with Using E-Cigarette and Vaping Products: Reporting Guidelines Advisory Sep 23, 2019
Increase in Congenital Syphilis Cases – Recommendations for Screening Advisory Sep 9, 2019
Cluster of Shiga-toxin E. coli in Philadelphia Alert Sep 5, 2019
Severe Pulmonary Disease Associated with Using E-Cigarette Products Advisory Aug 30, 2019
Importation of Infectious Diseases: Public Health Recommendations to Manage the Returning Traveler Notification Aug 21, 2019
Public Health Emergency: Hepatitis A Outbreak among At-Risk People in Philadelphia Alert Aug 8, 2019
Lead Level Screenings in Young Children Are Now Mandatory Notification Aug 6, 2019
Rapid Increases in Hepatitis A among People Who Use Drugs in Philadelphia: Expanding Efforts to Provide Hepatitis A Vaccination to At-Risk Persons Alert Jul 19, 2019
West Nile Virus and Other Arbovirus Testing and Reporting Requirements Advisory Jul 10, 2019
Hepatitis A Outbreak Declared in Pennsylvania / Ongoing Increases in Philadelphia: Recommendations for Prevention and Control through Vaccination Alert May 31, 2019
Preventing Heat-related Illness during Excessive Summer Heat Advisory May 28, 2019
Tickborne Diseases in Philadelphia: Recognition, Reporting, and Prevention Advisory May 22, 2019
Measles Outbreaks and Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR) Vaccination Alert May 9, 2019
Guidance for Clinicians on Measles Diagnosis, Testing and Reporting Advisory May 3, 2019
Potential for Measles Importations Following Passover and Easter Travel Alert Apr 22, 2019
Hepatitis A, Ongoing Increases in Philadelphia: Recommendations for Diagnosis, Control, and Prevention Alert Apr 11, 2019
Preparing Patients with Asthma and Allergies for Spring Pollen Season Advisory Apr 5, 2019
Update: Mumps Outbreak at a University in Philadelphia Alert Mar 25, 2019
Importation of Infectious Diseases and Current Outbreaks: Public Health Recommendations to Manage Travelers Advisory Mar 19, 2019
Mumps Outbreak at a University in Philadelphia Alert Mar 1, 2019
Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Reporting Requirement in Philadelphia Notification Feb 26, 2019
Influenza Activity is Elevated in Philadelphia: Clinical Reminders for the 2018–2019 Season Advisory Feb 4, 2019
Third Case of Rifampin/Penicillin-Resistant Strain of RB51 Brucella from Consuming Raw Milk Advisory Jan 25, 2019
2018
2018–2019 Respiratory Virus Season Underway: Surveillance Updates and Reminders for Reporting and Prevention Advisory Dec 24, 2018
Army vs. Navy Football Game – Saturday, December 8, 2018 Emergency Preparedness Recommendations Notification Dec 3, 2018
Hepatitis A Outbreak in Pennsylvania: Increase Vaccination of High Risk Patients to Prevent and Control Transmission in Philadelphia Alert Nov 29, 2018
Recommendation to Implement Routine Fentanyl Testing in Hospital Emergency Departments Notification Oct 30, 2018
Prevention of Congenital Syphilis in Philadelphia Advisory Oct 29, 2018
Increases in Emergency Department Visits Due to Synthetic Cannabinoids (K2) Advisory Oct 11, 2018
Increase in New HIV Diagnoses among People who Inject Drugs Advisory Oct 4, 2018
Acute Flaccid Myelitis: Clinical Reminders and Reporting Requirements Advisory Oct 3, 2018
World Rabies Day Clinical Reminders: Indications for Human Rabies Testing and Management of Animal Exposures in Philadelphia Notification Oct 1, 2018
Evaluation of Returning Travelers for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) Advisory Sep 6, 2018
First Confirmed Symptomatic West Nile Virus Cases in Philadelphia for 2018 Season Advisory Aug 13, 2018
Preventing Heat-Related Illness During Excessive Hot Summer Weather Advisory Jul 20, 2018
Testing and Reporting Requirements for West Nile Virus and Other Arboviruses Advisory Jul 5, 2018
Seasonal Increase in Legionnaires’ Disease Advisory Jul 2, 2018
Public Health Preparedness Recommendations For Wawa Welcome America Festival Notification Jun 28, 2018
Fentanyl Overdose Events Associated with Smoking Crack Cocaine Advisory Jun 26, 2018
Preventing Heat-related Illness during Excessive Summer Heat Advisory Jun 20, 2018
Hepatitis A Increases in Philadelphia: Considerations for Diagnosis, Control, and Prevention Alert Jun 12, 2018
Coagulopathy Associated with Synthetic Cannabinoids, National Outbreak Advisory Jun 1, 2018
Tickborne Diseases in Philadelphia: Recognition, Reporting, and Prevention Advisory May 31, 2018
New Drug-Resistant Organism Reporting Requirements in Philadelphia Advisory Apr 25, 2018
Preparing Patients with Asthma and Allergies for Spring Pollen Season Advisory Apr 25, 2018
National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is April 28, 2018 Notification Apr 16, 2018
Importation of Infectious Diseases: Public Health Recommendations to Manage the Returning Traveler Notification Apr 9, 2018
Increase in E. coli O157:H7 Infections in Pennsylvania Advisory Apr 6, 2018
Burkholderia cepacia complex Infections Associated with Use of Medline Remedy Essentials No-Rinse Foam Advisory Mar 30, 2018
Influenza Transmission High in Philadelphia: Public Health Recommendations to Limit Transmission Advisory Feb 1, 2018
Increasing Influenza Activity in Philadelphia: Clinical Reminders for the 2017–2018 Season Advisory Jan 12, 2018
Zika Virus Evaluation and Testing: Changes to Recommendations for Pregnant Women and Infants in 2018 Advisory Jan 2, 2018
2017
2017–2018 Respiratory Virus Season Underway: Surveillance Updates and Reminders for Reporting and Prevention Advisory Dec 5, 2017
Army vs. Navy Football Game – Saturday, December 9, 2017 Emergency Preparedness Recommendations Notification Dec 4, 2017
Arrival of People Displaced by Recent Hurricanes into Philadelphia and Potential for Importation of Communicable Diseases Advisory Nov 1, 2017
Hepatitis A: National Increases and Reminders to Vaccinate High Risk Patients, Perform Confirmatory Testing, and Report Cases to Public Health Authorities Advisory Oct 12, 2017
Increase in Legionnaires’ Disease in Northeast Philadelphia Alert Sep 7, 2017
Perinatal Hepatitis B Reporting Updates and Prevention-Related Reminders Notification Aug 23, 2017
Increased Identification of Rabid Cats in Philadelphia: Reminders for Animal Exposure Reporting and Administration of Rabies Post-Exposure Prophylaxis Advisory Jul 28, 2017
Expanded Hepatitis C Treatment Access for Medicaid Patients Took Effect July 1 Notification Jul 17, 2017
Locally-Acquired and Travel-Related Arboviral Infections: Testing and Reporting Requirements for West Nile and Other Arboviruses Advisory Jul 12, 2017
Carfentanil Detected in Suspected Drug Overdose Deaths in Philadelphia Alert Jul 11, 2017
Public Health Preparedness Recommendations For Wawa Welcome America Festival Notification Jun 29, 2017
LGBTQ Health and Disease Prevention Recommendations During Pride in Philadelphia Advisory Jun 15, 2017
Preparing Patients with Asthma and Allergies for Spring Pollen Season Advisory Apr 4, 2017
Opt-Out HIV Testing Advisory Feb 7, 2017
Increasing Influenza A Incidence Advisory Jan 6, 2017
2016
Increases in Suspected Overdoses in Philadelphia Update Dec 12, 2016
Opioid and Benzodiazepines Prescribing Guidelines Update Dec 2, 2016
Overdose Outbreak in Philadelphia Alert Nov 18, 2016
Pennsylvania’s Hepatitis C Screening Act (Act 87 of 2016) Takes Effect Notification Sep 19, 2016
Acute Flaccid Myelitis: Clinical Reminder and Reporting Requirements Advisory Sep 9, 2016
Sharp Increases in Overdoses Involving Fentanyl Advisory Aug 19, 2016
Zika Virus Update: Epidemiology, Laboratory Testing, and Reporting Advisory Aug 11, 2016
Locally-Acquired and Travel-Related Arboviral Infections: Testing and Reporting Requirements for West Nile and Other Arboviruses Advisory Jul 28, 2016
Public Health Preparedness Recommendations For The Democratic National Convention Notification Jul 20, 2016
Increase in Shigellosis Infections in Philadelphia Advisory Jul 5, 2016
Public Health Preparedness Recommendations For July Special Events: Wawa Welcome America Festival and Democratic National Convention Notification Jun 27, 2016
Tickborne Diseases in Philadelphia: Resources for the 2016 Season Advisory Jun 2, 2016
May is National Hepatitis Awareness Month Notification May 10, 2016
Zika Virus Update: Guidance on the Prevention of Sexual Transmission, Congenital Infections, and Local Transmission in Philadelphia Advisory Apr 29, 2016
Surge in Seasonal Influenza Activity Update Mar 10, 2016
Travel-Related Zika Virus Infections: Clinical and Testing Guidance Advisory Feb 8, 2016
End of Ebola Outbreak in West Africa & Revised Ebola Screening Guidelines Advisory Jan 4, 2016
2015
Army vs. Navy Football Game - Emergency Preparedness Recommendations Notification Dec 9, 2015
Ocular Syphilis Advisory Nov 16, 2015
Respiratory Virus Surveillance Update and Reporting Requirements Advisory Nov 2, 2015
Identification and Reporting of Diseases and Conditions during the Papal Visit Advisory Sep 21, 2015
World Meeting of Families and Papal Visit – Public Health Preparedness Recommendations Notification Sep 16, 2015
Acute Flaccid Myelitis: Identification, Testing, and Reporting Guidelines Advisory Sep 3, 2015
Legionnaires Disease Trends & Clinical Management Advisory Aug 12, 2015
Locally-Acquired and Travel-Related Arboviral Infections: Testing and Reporting Requirements for West Nile, Chikungunya, Dengue, and Other Arboviruses Advisory Jul 20, 2015
Fourth of July Special Events – Public Health Preparedness Recommendations Notification Jul 1, 2015
End of Ebola Outbreak in Liberia and Modified Screening Recommendations Advisory Jun 23, 2015
Updated CDC Treatment Guidelines for Sexually Transmitted Diseases Notification Jun 10, 2015
Increase in Asthma-Related Emergency Department Visits Associated with Rising Tree Pollen Concentrations Advisory May 8, 2015
Ciprofloxacin-resistance in Shigella isolates in Philadelphia Advisory Apr 7, 2015
Surge in Late Season Influenza Activity Update Mar 10, 2015
Influenza Activity Update Update Feb 2, 2015
Expanded Naloxone Access in Pennsylvania Notification Jan 26, 2015
Tuberculosis PPD Solution Shortage Update Jan 16, 2015
Activities to Improve Testing for Perinatal Hepatitis C Advisory Jan 5, 2015
2014
Influenza and Respiratory Virus Surveillance and Treatment Advisory Dec 9, 2014
Ebola Cases Identified in Mali Advisory Nov 21, 2014
Pneumococcal Vaccines – Updated Recommendations Notification Nov 5, 2014
Screening Patients for Suspected Ebola in Outpatient Healthcare Settings in Philadelphia Advisory Oct 22, 2014
Imported Ebola Infection in US Advisory Oct 3, 2014
Syphilis on Rise in Young Women Advisory Sep 23, 2014
Enterovirus D68 Activity In Philadelphia and CDC Confirmatory Testing Advisory Sep 19, 2014
Enterovirus and Local Implications Advisory Sep 10, 2014
Advice for Colleges and Universities regarding Ebola in Persons Returning from Endemic Areas Notification Sep 2, 2014
New Communicable Disease Reporting Requirements in Philadelphia Notification Aug 14, 2014
Enterovirus D68 and Local Implications Advisory Aug 10, 2014
First Symptomatic West Nile Virus Case in Philadelphia Confirmed for the 2014 Season – Support Surveillance by Testing and Reporting Advisory Aug 8, 2014
Locally-Acquired and Travel-Related Arboviral Infections: Testing and Reporting Requirements for West Nile, Chikungunya, and Dengue Viruses Advisory Jul 16, 2014
Importance of Chlamydia Screening in Young Women Notification Jul 9, 2014
Fourth of July Special Events: Public Health Preparedness Recommendations Notification Jun 27, 2014
Overdoses from Tainted Opioids Recommendations for Management Advisory Jan 28, 2014
Increase in Infectious Syphilis Occurring Exclusively Among Men, 2012 Notification Jan 15, 2014
UV-Induced Photokeratitis Following Exposure to Defective Metal Halide Bulb Advisory Jan 2, 2014
2013
Army vs. Navy Football Game: Emergency Preparedness Recommendations Notification Dec 13, 2013
Influenza Season Reporting Requirements and Testing and Treatment Guidance Advisory Nov 12, 2013
Respiratory Virus Activity & Evaluation of Severe Acute Respiratory Illness Advisory Oct 23, 2013
Acute Hepatitis and Liver Failure Following the Use of a Dietary Supplement: PDPH Reporting Requirements Advisory Oct 16, 2013
Babesiosis and Tickborne Rickettsial Infections in Philadelphia: Healthcare Provider Recognition and Case Reporting Advisory Aug 19, 2013
West Nile Virus Testing and Reporting Requirements for the 2013 Season Advisory Aug 2, 2013
Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV): Guidelines for Surveillance, Diagnosis, and Infection Prevention Advisory Jul 29, 2013
Fourth of July Special Events: Public Health Preparedness Recommendations Notification Jul 1, 2013
Enhanced Surveillance for Viral Hepatitis Beginning in Philadelphia Advisory May 6, 2013
Nationwide Shortage of Tuberculin Skin Test Antigens: PDPH Recommendations for Patient Care and Public Health Practice Advisory Apr 23, 2013
Influenza Activity Waning in Philadelphia and Recommendations for Testing Suspect Avian Influenza A (H7N9) Cases Advisory Apr 11, 2013
New Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae Warrant Action by Healthcare Providers Advisory Apr 8, 2013
Doxycycline Shortage Notification Feb 20, 2013
National Shortage of Isoniazid (INH) Advisory Jan 28, 2013
Influenza Testing & Treatment Recommendations Advisory Jan 10, 2013
Norovirus Transmission Occurring in Philadelphia Advisory Jan 8, 2013
2012
Army vs. Navy Football Game: Emergency Preparedness Recommendations Notification Dec 6, 2012
Influenza transmission has begun locally Advisory Dec 5, 2012
Respiratory Virus Surveillance Summary – Local RSV Activity Increasing Advisory Nov 20, 2012
Respiratory Virus Surveillance Summary and 2012-2013 Season Reporting Requirements Advisory Oct 15, 2012
Meningococcal Vaccine Recommendations for Men Who Have Sex with Men Advisory Oct 10, 2012
Human Rabies Vaccine Supply Shortage and Rabies Prophylaxis Recommendations Advisory Sep 10, 2012
Update to CDC Hepatitis C Screening Recommendations Advisory Sep 7, 2012
Update to CDC STD Treatment Guidelines Advisory Aug 20, 2012
Clinical Management and Testing Recommendations for Influenza A H3N2 Variant Advisory Aug 15, 2012
Increased Pertussis Activity Update Jul 2, 2012
Fourth of July Special Events: Public Health Preparedness Recommendations Notification Jun 29, 2012
West Nile Virus Testing and Reporting Requirements for the 2012 Season Advisory Jun 28, 2012
Gonorrhea Treatment Verification Notification Jun 18, 2012
Confirmed Case of Measles in a Philadelphia Resident Alert May 25, 2012
CDC Hepatitis Awareness Month and Testing Day Notification May 15, 2012
Respiratory Virus Surveillance Summary: Minimal RSV Activity, Influenza Circulating Advisory Apr 5, 2012
Recommendations for Diagnosis and Control of Pertussis Advisory Jan 19, 2012
Norovirus Transmission Occurring in Philadelphia Advisory Jan 12, 2012
Increase in Shigellosis Among Men who have Sex with Men (MSM) Advisory Jan 3, 2012
2011
Eye Irritation Following Cheerleader Event Advisory Dec 5, 2011
Respiratory Virus Surveillance Summary - RSV Circulating Broadly Advisory Nov 22, 2011
Respiratory Virus Surveillance Summary and Reporting Requirements for 2011-2012 Season Advisory Oct 18, 2011
West Nile Virus Activity in Philadelphia and Reporting Requirements Advisory Jul 21, 2011
Revised Treatment Guidelines for Uncomplicated Gonorrhea Advisory Jul 19, 2011
CDC Infection Prevention Guide for Outpatient Settings Notification Jul 18, 2011
Fourth of July Special Events and Public Health Preparedness Recommendations Notification Jun 29, 2011
Heat-Related Morbidity and Mortality in Philadelphia Advisory Jun 8, 2011
CDC-HAN: Notice to Health Care Providers - Shiga Toxin-producing E. Coli O104 Infections in U.S. Travelers Returning from Germany Advisory Jun 3, 2011
Public Advised to Avoid Taking Potassium Iodide (KI) Advisory Mar 17, 2011
Influenza Surveillance Update and Treatment and Testing Recommendations Advisory Mar 1, 2011
Revised Treatment Guidelines for Uncomplicated Gonorrhea Cases Advisory Jan 24, 2011
Influenza activity widespread in Philadelphia Advisory Jan 20, 2011
2010
Influenza Transmission Has Begun Locally Advisory Dec 16, 2010
Revised Tuberculosis Report Form Advisory Dec 10, 2010
Army vs. Navy Football Game: Emergency Preparedness Recommendations Advisory Dec 9, 2010
Mumps Outbreak in a Tradition-Observant Jewish Boarding School in Philadelphia Advisory Nov 8, 2010
Respiratory Virus Surveillance Advisory Oct 13, 2010
West Nile Virus Encephalitis Identified in a Philadelphia Resident Advisory Aug 24, 2010
CDC- HAN: Seasonal Influenza A (H3N2) Virus Infections Advisory Aug 5, 2010
Increase in Gonorrhea Advisory Aug 2, 2010
West Nile Virus Activity in Philadelphia and Clinical Review Advisory Jul 15, 2010
Extreme Heat Advisory Alert Jul 7, 2010
Fourth of July Special Events - Public Health Preparedness Recommendations Notification Jun 28, 2010
Proposed Updated Guidance: Prevention Strategies for Seasonal Influenza in Healthcare Settings Notification Jun 24, 2010
CDC-HAN: Healthcare Professionals Warned Not To Use Certain Intravenous Metronidazole, Ondansetron, and Ciprofloxacin Due To Potential Contamination Advisory Jun 1, 2010
Influenza and Respiratory Virus Surveillance Update Update Mar 26, 2010
Immediate Temporary Suspension of Rotarix® (GSK) Vaccine Alert Mar 22, 2010
Unexpected Decline in Reported Tuberculosis Cases, 2009 Notification Mar 19, 2010
Mumps Outbreak in Tradition Observant (Orthodox) Jewish Community Advisory Mar 1, 2010
New Syphilis Screening Recommendations Alert Feb 24, 2010
Norovirus Circulating in Philadelphia Advisory Jan 27, 2010
2009-2010 Influenza Update and H1N1 Vaccine Expansion Recommendations in Philadelphia Advisory Jan 9, 2010
Controlling the Spread of Norovirus in an Institutional Setting – Recommendations from the Philadelphia Department of Public Health Notification Jan 6, 2010
2009
MedImmune Monovalent 2009 (H1N1) Influenza Nasal Spray Vaccine: Shortened Shelf Life of Certain Lots Advisory Dec 23, 2009
Non-Safety-Related Voluntary Recall: Certain Lots of sanofi pasteur H1N1 Pre-Filled Syringes (0.25 mL, for 6-35 month olds) Advisory Dec 16, 2009
Army vs. Navy Football Game: Saturday December 12, 2009 Emergency Preparedness Recommendations Advisory Dec 11, 2009
Local Transmission of Influenza A H1N1 Has Peaked; RSV Incidence is Rising Update Nov 19, 2009
CSL’s H1N1 2009 Vaccine Now Approved for Children 6 months of age and older Advisory Nov 18, 2009
Influenza Testing Recommendations Advisory Nov 2, 2009
Increased Local Transmission of Influenza A (H1N1) Update Oct 22, 2009
Updated Recommendations for the Use of Antiviral Medications for Treatment and Chemoprophylaxis for the 2009-2010 Influenza Season Advisory Oct 21, 2009
CDC Comments on Media Reports that Seasonal Flu Vaccine Predisposes Recipients to H1N1 Influenza Notification Oct 13, 2009
Respiratory Virus Surveillance Report: Rhinovirus Activity Elevated Advisory Oct 9, 2009
Pandemic H1N1 Vaccine Update Update Sep 28, 2009
Influenza Activity Surveillance Summary and Public Health Reporting Recommendations Advisory Sep 24, 2009
Philadelphia’s H1N1 Vaccine Program Advisory Sep 3, 2009
CDC Letter: Shortage of Erythromycin (0.5%) Ophthalmic Ointment Alert Sep 2, 2009
Human Rabies Vaccine Supply and Rabies Post-Exposure Prophylaxis Recommendations Advisory Aug 31, 2009
West Nile Virus Activity in Philadelphia and Clinical Review Advisory Aug 14, 2009
Respiratory Virus Surveillance Report: Novel influenza A (H1N1) activity has declined significantly in Philadelphia Update Jul 24, 2009
Clinicians Advised to Halt Use of Propofol from Tainted Lots Advisory Jul 13, 2009
Recent Increase in Legionnaire’s Disease – Philadelphia Advisory Jul 9, 2009
Novel Influenza A (H1N1) Activity in Philadelphia Update Jul 3, 2009
Fourth of July Special Events - Public Health Preparedness Recommendations Notification Jun 30, 2009
Current Guidance for Diagnosis and Management of Novel H1N1 (Swine) Influenza A for Primary Care Practices and Community-based Providers Update Jun 18, 2009
Increase in Local Transmission of H1N1 Influenza A (Swine Origin) and Updated Recommendations for Patient Testing and Reporting Update Jun 12, 2009
H1N1 Influenza A (Swine Origin) - Local Update Update Jun 5, 2009
Syphilis On The Rise In Young Women Notification May 26, 2009
H1N1 Influenza A (Swine Origin) – Local Update and Guidance for Case Recognition and Management Update May 19, 2009
H1N1 (Swine) Influenza in the Philadelphia Metropolitan Area Update May 6, 2009
Updated Recommendations for Swine-Origin Influenza Virus Testing Advisory May 1, 2009
Swine Influenza A (H1N1) - Update and Recommendations for Use of Antiviral Medications Update Apr 30, 2009
Swine Influenza A (H1N1) – Philadelphia and National Update Update Apr 29, 2009
Swine Flu: Public Health Reporting and Case Management Recommendations Alert Apr 27, 2009
Swine Flu: Public Health Update and Recommendations for Screening Alert Apr 26, 2009
Confirmed Measles Outbreaks in SW Pennsylvania and Maryland Advisory Apr 16, 2009
Respiratory Virus Surveillance Report: Influenza A activity has peaked; Influenza B now predominates Update Mar 31, 2009
Fatal Case of Meningitis due to Haemophilus influenzae type b in Philadelphia Advisory Mar 13, 2009
Confirmed Case of Measles in University Student, Philadelphia Alert Feb 20, 2009
Cluster of Meningococcal Infections among College Students Attending Fraternity Parties Advisory Feb 13, 2009
Respiratory Virus Surveillance Report: Influenza season has begun; RSV still prevalent Update Jan 30, 2009
Increase in Invasive Haemophilus influenzae type b Infections reported Advisory Jan 28, 2009
2008
Norovirus Circulating in Philadelphia Advisory Dec 22, 2008
Increase in Community-wide Transmission of Shigella in Philadelphia Advisory Dec 11, 2008
Army vs. Navy Football Game Emergency Preparedness Recommendations Advisory Dec 6, 2008
Increase in Congenital Syphilis Alert Dec 2, 2008
Respiratory Virus Surveillance Report: Respiratory Syncytial Viruses Circulating in Philadelphia Area Update Nov 25, 2008
Human Rabies Vaccine Supply: Update for Healthcare Providers Update Nov 21, 2008
Outbreak of Salmonella typhimurium Infections Associated with Exposure to Pet Turtles Advisory Oct 20, 2008
Campylobacteria from Raw Milk Advisory Sep 12, 2008
Human Rabies Vaccine Supply Shortage: Information for Healthcare Providers Update Sep 6, 2008
West Nile Virus Activity in Philadelphia and Clinical Review Advisory Aug 22, 2008
Rabid Kitten Confirmed in Northeast Philadelphia in the Settings of a Rabies Vaccine Shortage Advisory Aug 21, 2008
Shigella Transmission Among Children in Childcare and Other Settings Advisory Jul 10, 2008
July Special Events - Public Health Preparedness Recommendations Notification Jul 2, 2008
Probable Case of Measles in Infant in Philadelphia Alert Jun 7, 2008
Pertussis in a Philadelphia Elementary School and Increased Community Transmission Advisory May 5, 2008
Philadelphia Department of Public Health Public Health Forum: Emerging Issues in Public Health Preparedness Notification Apr 30, 2008
Measles: Travel Recommendations and Prevention Reminders Notification Apr 21, 2008
Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) Awareness Month Notification Apr 14, 2008
CDC Advisory: Measles Outbreaks in the US Advisory Apr 3, 2008
AIDS Activities Coordinating Office Request for Proposals Notification Mar 26, 2008
Prevention and Control of MRSA Infections in Schools and Childcare Settings Update Mar 17, 2008
Respiratory Virus Surveillance Report Update Feb 21, 2008
Recommendations for Diagnosis and Control of Pertussis Notification Jan 31, 2008
Respiratory Virus Surveillance Report Update Jan 18, 2008
2007
Respiratory Virus Surveillance Report Update Dec 7, 2007
Guidelines for Prevention and Control of Influenza in Long-Term Care (LTC) Facilities Notification Nov 29, 2007
Outbreak of Shigella in a Religious Community in Northeast Philadelphia Advisory Nov 29, 2007
Respiratory Virus Surveillance Report Update Oct 29, 2007
Guidelines for the Management of Community Associated Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) Infections in School-aged Children Advisory Oct 28, 2007
Salmonella Outbreak Associated with Church Function in Philadelphia Alert Sep 24, 2007
PA-HAN: Possible Childhood Seizures Related to Exposure to Cyfluthrin in New Jersey (PA-HAN Message) Advisory Sep 21, 2007
Cryptosporidium Cases Associated with Recreational Water Exposure Advisory Aug 21, 2007
Rabies 2007: Surveillance and Animal Bite Management Update Aug 10, 2007
July 4th “Welcome America” Special Events Emergency Preparedness Recommendations Advisory Jun 28, 2007
Syphilis in Women Notification Jun 20, 2007
Domestic Arbovirus Diseases Update Jun 18, 2007
Multi-Drug Resistant Tuberculosis (MDR-TB) Notification Jun 11, 2007
Respiratory Virus Surveillance Report Update May 14, 2007
Investigation of Febrile Illnesses Following Invasive Procedures Alert May 11, 2007
Dengue Fever Among Travelers Notification Apr 20, 2007
CDC Changes Recommendations for Gonorrhea Treatment Advisory Apr 12, 2007
Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Tennessee Advisory Feb 17, 2007
Respiratory Virus Surveillance Report Update Feb 15, 2007
Increase In Norovirus Transmission In Philadelphia Advisory Jan 31, 2007
Respiratory Virus Surveillance Report Update Jan 18, 2007
Clenbuterol Suspected Contamination of Heroin in Philadelphia Advisory Jan 17, 2007
2006
Multi-state Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 Infections Associated With Taco Bell Restaurants Alert Dec 7, 2006
Army vs. Navy Football Game - Saturday Dec. 2, 2006 Emergency Preparedness Recommendations Advisory Nov 30, 2006
Guidelines for Prevention and Control of Influenza in Long-Term Care (LTC) Facilities Notification Nov 6, 2006
First Influenza Case Confirmed in Philadelphia Advisory Oct 30, 2006
Human West Nile Virus Case Confirmed in Philadelphia Advisory Oct 23, 2006
Respiratory Syncytial Virus Circulating in Philadelphia Area Advisory Sep 25, 2006
Philadelphia Medical Reserve Corps Volunteer Seminar to be held on September 16, 2006 Notification Sep 8, 2006
Tularemia in an Area Resident Advisory Aug 22, 2006
Updated CDC Treatment Guidelines for Sexually Transmitted Diseases Notification Aug 18, 2006
Severe Heat Advisory Advisory Aug 1, 2006
Medical Evaluation of Lebanese Evacuees Advisory Jul 28, 2006
Joint Commission Establishes Infection Control Standard to Address Influenza Vaccines for Staff Advisory Jul 18, 2006
Increase in Cases of Hand Foot and Mouth Disease Advisory Jun 29, 2006
July 4th “Welcome America” Special Events Emergency Preparedness Recommendations Advisory Jun 27, 2006
West Nile Virus Update 2006 Notification Jun 20, 2006
Syphilis: Don’t Miss It! Advisory Jun 11, 2006
Meningococcal Conjugate Vaccine (MCV4, MENACTRATM) Shortage Advisory May 30, 2006
Typhoid Fever in a Food-handler on a Cruise Ship Advisory May 19, 2006
Increase In Gastrointestinal Illness In Philadelphia Advisory Mar 10, 2006
School-Based Varicella (chickenpox) Outbreaks Advisory Mar 6, 2006
GIV, Recommendations for the use of hepatitis A vaccine, MMRV vaccine update, Prevnar packaging, VFC Eligibility for Hurricane Evacuees Advisory Feb 8, 2006
URGENT NATIONWIDE RECALL of Vapotherm® 2000i Respiratory Gas Humidification Devices Advisory Jan 30, 2006
Pre-book Flu Vaccine Now for the 2006-2007 Season Notification Jan 24, 2006
CDC Recommends against the use of Amantadine and Rimandatine for the Treatment of Influenza in the United States during the 2005-06 Influenza Season Update Jan 17, 2006