The Alameda County Public Health Department sends out Health Alerts, Advisories, and Updates regarding communicable disease outbreaks, immunization updates, and other public health concerns to Alameda County clinicians and other partners. See recent releases below.

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Advisory

ADVISORY: provides important information for a specific incident or situation; may not require immediate action.

January 25, 2012

Advisory

Novel H3N2 Influenza Virus: Increaed Surveillance

California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is requesting increased surveillance and testing for influenza in children less than 18 years of age. Since July 2011, a novel swine-origin triple reassortant H3N2 influenza virus (S-OtrH3N2) has been reported in 5 states with a total of 12 cases. California has no cases but heightened surveillance is being requested.

August 18, 2011

Advisory

Pediatric Health Providers: Fatal Vaccine-Preventable Pneumococcal Disease

Immunize all children younger than 5 years of age who have not yet received 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine.

May 20, 2011

Advisory

FDA Warns Not to Feed SimplyThick to Premature Infants

Do not feed the thickening product called SimplyThick to infants born before 37 weeks because it may cause a life-threatening condition.

May 03, 2011

Advisory

Measles

Since January 2011, 11 cases of measles have been reported in California. A nationwide increase in the numbers of reported measles cases has also been noted this year. As in recent years, nearly all of the cases are known to have involved recent travel to Europe or Asia, or contact with international travelers (including via transit through U.S. international airports). Some of the cases have been intentionally unvaccinated children.

July 10, 2008

Advisory

Heat Advisory

The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for the San Francisco Bay Area that remains in effect until 8 p.m. Friday, July 11.

July 08, 2008

Advisory

Health Advisory, Red Flag Warning, Spare the Air

The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for the San Francisco Bay Area and a red flag warning for the North and East Bay hills that remain in effect noon today, July 8, until 5 p.m. Thursday, July 10.

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has a spare the air notice for the same period.

June 20, 2008

Advisory

Air Quality Health Advisory

Bay Area Air Quality Management District Issues Health Advisory

May 16, 2008

Advisory

Heat Advisory

The National Weather Service's heat advisory for the San Francisco Bay Area remains in effect noon to 8 p.m. today, May 16.

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