Health Alerts, Advisories & Updates

2014

Health Update

Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) (10.16.14)

CDC Health Advisory

Evaluating Patients for Possible Ebola Virus Disease: Recommendations for Healthcare Personnel and Health Officials (10.2.14)

Health Alert

Ebola Screening Guidance for Medical Providers and Facilities (10.3.14)

CDC Health Advisory

Acute Neurologic Illness with Focal Limb Weakness of Unknown Etiology in Children (9.26.14)

CDC Health Advisory

Severe Respiratory Illness Associated with Enterovirus D68 - Multiple States, 2014 (9.15.14)

Health Alert

Respiratory Illnesses Due to Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) in Missouri (8.29.14)

CDC Health Advisory

HAN 368: Ebola Response Update #4 (8.28.14)
Ebola Key Messages

CDC Health Advisory

HAN 367: Ebola Response Update #3 (8.25.14)
Ebola Key Messages

CDC Health Advisory

CDC Ebola Update #2 (8.22.14)
Ebola Key Messages

CDC Health Advisory

CDC Ebola Update #1 (8.13.14)
Ebola Key Messages

CDC Health Advisory

Guidelines for Evaluation of US Patients Suspected of Having Ebola Virus Disease (8.12.14)

CDC Health Advisory

Guidelines for Evaluation of US Patients Suspected of Having Ebola Virus Disease (8.01.14)

CDC Health Advisory

Ebola Virus Disease Confirmed in a Traveler to Nigeria, Two U.S. Healthcare Workers in Liberia (7.29.14)

Health Guidance

Chikungunya Virus (7.24.14)

Health Advisory

Rabies Threat in Missouri (6.24.14)

Health Advisory

Record Number of Reported Measles Cases in the U.S. in 2014 (6.6.14)

CDC Health Advisory

Guidance to US Clinicians Regarding New WHO Polio Vaccination Requirements for Travel by Residents of and Long-term Visitors to Countries with Active Polio Transmission (6.2.14)

Health Advisory

Confirmed Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) Case in Indiana, 2014 (5.6.14)

Health Advisory

Q Fever Cases in Missouri (3.27.14)

Health Update

CDC Considerations Related to Investigational Use of Intravenous Zanamivir for 2013-2014 Influenza Season (2.4.14)

Health Update

Influenza in Missouri, 2013-2014 (1.31.14)

CDC Health Advisory

Human Infection with Avian Influenza A (H5N1) Virus (1.15.14)

2013

Health Advisory

Pandemic pH1N1 Virus-Associated Illnesses and the Influenza Season in Missouri (12.26.13)

CDC Health Advisory

Notice to Clinicians: Early Reports of pH1N1-Associated Illnesses for the 2013-14 Influenza Season (12.24.13)

CDC Health Advisory

Notice to Public Health Officials and Clinicians: Recognizing, Managing, and Reporting Chikungunya Virus Infections in Travelers Returning from the Caribbean (12.13.13)

CDC Health Advisory

Notice to Healthcare Providers: Recognizing and Reporting Serogroup B Meningococcal Disease Associated with Outbreaks at Princeton University and the University of California at Santa Barbara (11.27.13)

Health Advisory

Recognition and Reporting of Disease Outbreaks or Unusual Illnesses (10.25.13)

CDC Health Advisory

Acute Hepatitis and Liver Failure Following the Use of a Dietary Supplement Intended for Weight Loss or Muscle Building (10.08.13)

Health Guidance

Management in a Hospital Setting of Persons Contaminated With Radioactive Material and Exposed to Radiation Following a Dirty Bomb Explosion - 2013 (10.02.13)

Health Update

Missouri Recommendations for the Use of Tuberculin During the Nationwide Shortage (9.12.13)

CDC Health Advisory

Recurrent Nationwide Shortage of Tuberculin Skin Test Antigen Solutions: CDC Recommendations for Patient Care and Public Health Practice (9.04.13)

CDC Health Advisory

Investigational Drug Available Directly from CDC for the Treatment of Free-Living Ameba Infections (8.23.13)

FDA News Release

FDA reminds health care providers not to use sterile products from NuVision Pharmacy (8.16.13)

CDC Health Advisory

Nationwide Voluntary Recall of All Products for Sterile Use from Compounding Pharmacy located in Cedar Park, Texas (8.14.13)

Health Update

Updated Guidance for Evaluation of Severe Respiratory Illness Associated with Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) (8.13.13)

Health Advisory

How To Handle Situations Involving Suspicious Powdery Substances (Updated 2013) (7.25.13)

CDC Health Advisory

Variant Influenza Virus (H3N2v) Infections (7.5.13)

CDC Health Advisory

Recommendations for Laboratory Testing for Acetyl Fentanyl and Patient Evaluation and Treatment for Overdose for Synthetic Opioids (6.20.13)

CDC Health Advisory

Nationwide Shortage of Doxycycline: Resources for Providers and Recommendations for Patient Care (6.12.13)

Health Advisory

Updated Guidelines for Evaluation of Severe Respiratory Illness Associated with MERS-CoV (6.10.13)

Health Update

Avian Influenza A (H7N9) (6.07.13)

Health Advisory

Avian Influenza A (H7N9) (5.10.13)

CDC Health Advisory

Resources Available for Local and State Public Health Officials: Preparing for and Responding to Bombing Events (4.18.13)

CDC Health Information Service

Nationwide Shortage of Tuberculin Skin Test Antigens: CDC Recommendations for Patient Care and Public Health Practice (4.12.13)

CDC Health Advisory

Human Infections with Novel Influenza A (H7N9) Viruses (04.05.13)

CDC Health Update

Notice to Health Care Providers: Updated Guidelines for Evaluation of Severe Respiratory Illness Associated with a Novel Coronavirus (03.08.13)

CDC Health Update

Notice to Clinicians: Continued Vigilance Urged for Fungal Infections among Patients Who Received Contaminated Steroid Injections (03.05.13)

CDC Health Advisory

New Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae Warrant Additional Action by Healthcare Providers (02.15.13)

CDC Health Advisory

Recommendations for Drug Allocation, Tuberculosis Prevention, and Patient Care During Isoniazid Shortages (01.28.13)

CDC Health Advisory

Notice to Clinicians: Summary of CDC Recommendations for Influenza Antiviral Medications (01.17.13)

Health Advisory

2012-2013 Seasonal Influenza Activity in Missouri (01.16.13)

Health Advisory

Consumption of Locally-Produced, Raw (Unpasteurized) Dairy Products
Contaminated With Shiga-Toxin Producing Organisms (STEC) (01.11.13)

2012

CDC Health Update

Multistate Outbreak of Fungal Infections among Persons Who Received Injections with Contaminated Medication (12.20.12)

CDC Health Advisory Update #337

Additional Contamination Identified in Medical Products from New England Compounding Center (12.03.12)

Health Advisory

Health Concerns about Misuse of Pesticides for Bed Bug Control (11.29.12)

CDC Health Advisory

Update: Multistate Outbreak of Fungal Meningitis and Other Infections Associated with Contaminated Steroid Medication (11.20.12)

CDC Health Advisory

Contamination Identified in Additional Medical Products from New England Compounding Center (11.01.12)

Health Advisory

FDA Reports Voluntary Recall of All Ameridose Drug Products (11.01.12)

CDC Health Advisory

CDC HAd Clusters of Cases of TTP Nonmedical Use of Opana ER (10.26.12)

CDC Health Advisory

CDC HAd Issuance of Guidance Management of Patients Who Received Injections with Contaminated Products (10.23.12)

CDC Health Advisory

This is an official CDC Health Advisory, Update: Multistate Outbreak of Fungal Meningitis and Joint Infections Associated with Contaminated Steroid Medications (10.17.12)

CDC Health Update

Update: Multistate Outbreak of Meningitis and Stroke Associated with Potentially Contaminated Steroid Medication (10.5.12)

Health Update

Update: Meningitis and Stroke Associated with Potentially Contaminated Product (10.5.12)

Health Advisory

Meningitis and Stroke Associated with Potentially Contaminated Product (10.5.12)

Health Advisory

Notice to Health Care Providers: Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome Cases Associated with Staying in Yosemite National Park, California (8.31.12)

Health Advisory

Increase in Influenza A H3N2v Virus Infections in Three U.S. States (8.3.12)

Health Advisory

Increasing Pertussis Cases in Missouri (8.2.12)

Health Advisory

Vibriosis Cases in Eastern Missouri (6.29.12)

Health Advisory

Illness Associated With Infection by a Novel Phlebovirus in Two Missouri Residents (6.11.12)

Health Update

Shiga Toxic-Producing Escherichia coli (STEC) Cases in Central Missouri (4.13.12)

Health Advisory

Shiga Toxic-Producing Escherichia coli (STEC) Cases in Central Missouri (4.5.12)

Health Advisory

Heroin Overdose Deaths in Missouri (2.21.12)

Health Advisory

Novel Influenza A(H3N2)v (1.06.12)

2011

Health Update

Two cases of invasive Enterobacter sakazakii infection in infants treated in Missouri hospitals (12.20.11)

Health Alert

Two cases of invasive Enterobacter sakazakii infection in infants treated in Missouri hospitals (12.19.11)

Health Update

Plak-Vac Oral Care System (11.10.11)

Health Alert

Outbreak of Shiga Toxin-producing E. coli Infection in St. Louis Metropolitan Area (10.31.11)

Health Alert

Increase in reported Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) Illnesses in St. Louis Area (10.28.11)

Health Alert

Increase in reported Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (10.26.11)
(STEC) Illnesses in St. Louis Area

Health Alert

Potential Contamination of Plak-Vac Oral Care System (10.21.11)

Health Update

Health Update - Update to Emergency Room and Primary Care Providers' Reference Sheet on Ehrlichiosis and Tick-Borne Spotted Fever Illnesses (July 25, 2011)

Health Update

Health Update- Data Suggest Declining Susceptibility to Cephalosporins Among Neisseria gonorrhoeae Isolates (July 12, 2011)

Health Advisory

High Number of Reported Measles Cases in the U.S. in 2011 - Linked to Outbreaks Abroad(June 24, 2011)

Health Advisory

Shiga Toxin-producing E. coli O104 (STEC O104:H4)
Infections in U.S. Travelers Returning from Germany (June 3, 2011)

CDC Health Advisory

FDA Warns Not to Feed SimplyThick® to
Premature Infants (May 27, 2011)

Health Advisory

New Guidelines for the Management of
Sexually Transmitted Diseases (May 10, 2011)

Health Advisory

Acute Toxicities in Persons Exposed to Substances
Marketed as "Bath Salts" (Feb. 24, 2011)

Health Advisory

Recommendations for Obstetric Health Care Providers Related to Use of
Influenza Antiviral Medications for the 2010-11 Season (Jan. 11, 2011)

2010

Health Advisory

Guidance for Clinicians on the Use of Rapid Influenza
Diagnostic Tests (Dec. 22, 2010)

Health Advisory

Pertussis in St. Louis County (Nov. 18, 2010)

Health Advisory

Increase in Syphilis Cases in the St. Louis Area (Oct. 26, 2010)

Health Advisory

Identification of Enterobacteriaceae Isolates Carrying a Newly
Described Resistance Mechanism, the New Delhi
Metallo-Beta-Lactamase (NDM-1) (Sept. 8, 2010)

Health Advisory

Cryptosporidiosis Identified in the Greater Metropolitan
St Louis Area (Aug. 6, 2010)

Health Advisory

Seasonal Influenza A (H3N2) Virus Infections (Aug. 5, 2010)

Health Advisory

Potential for Dengue Infection in Travelers Returning from International
and selected Domestic Areas (July 23, 2010)

Health Advisory

Pertussis Identified in Two North-Central Missouri Amish
Communities (July 10, 2010)

Health Advisory

Metronidazole IV (June 1, 2010)

Health Advisory

Measles Cases Identified in Southwestern Missouri (May 12, 2010)

Health Advisory

Possible Dengue Infections Among Relief Workers Returning
from Haiti (May 11, 2010)

Health Advisory

Human Paragonimiasis Following Ingestion of Raw Crayfish from Rivers
in Missouri (April 30, 2010)

Health Update

Interim Recommendations from CDC for Initial Domestic Medical Screening
of Haitian Orphans (Feb. 9, 2010)

Health Update

Sanofi Pasteur Monovalent 2009 (H1N1) Influenza Vaccine in Pre-Filled
Syringes - Shortened Shelf Life of Certain Lots (Feb. 3, 2010)

Health Advisory

Non-Safety-Related Voluntary Recall of Unused Doses from Certain
Lots of Sanofi Pasteur H1N1 Vaccine in led Syringes (Jan. 30, 2010)

2009

Health Update

H1N1 Influenza Update 17: Non-Safety-Related Recall of Specific Lots of
H1N1 Influenza Nasal Spray Vaccine (Dec. 23, 2009)

Health Update

H1N1 Influenza Update 16: Recall of Certain Lots of H1N1 Pediatric Vaccine
in Pre-Filled Syringes, Updated Recommendations for the Use of
Antiviral Medications (Dec. 15, 2009)

Health Update

H1N1 Influenza Update 15: Management of Maternal Infection in Intrapartum
and Postpartum Hospital Settings, Pneumococcal Vaccination
Recommendations (Nov. 19, 2009)

Health Update

H1N1 Influenza Update 14: Antiviral Drugs from the SNS, Key Issues
Concerning Antivirals, Peramivir Availability, H1N1 Vaccines, Clinical Support
Line for Providers of Care to Pregnant/Postpartum Women (Nov. 13, 2009)

Health Update

H1N1 Influenza Update 13: Antiviral Treatment of Hospitalized Patients,
Peramivir EUA, New CDC Clinical Support Line, Reporting Selected
Categories of Influenza Patients, Influenza Vaccinations and Pregnant
Women (Oct. 29, 2009)

Health Update

H1N1 Influenza Update 12: Use of 2009 H1N1 Influenza Vaccine Containing
Thimerosal in Pregnant Women and Young Children (Oct. 23, 2009)

Health Update

H1N1 Influenza Update 11: Antiviral Medication and Influenza Testing
Issues (Sept. 25, 2009)

Health Update

H1N1 Influenza Update 10: Reporting Laboratory-Confirmed Cases of
Influenza, and Outbreaks of Influenza-Like Illness, to Public Health
Officials (Sept. 11, 2009)

Health Update

Health Update - Shortage of Erythromycin Ophthalmic Ointment for
Prophylaxis of Ophthalmia Neonatorum (Sept. 10, 2009)

Health Advisory

Health Advisory - Shortage of Erythromycin Ophthalmic Ointment for
Prophylaxis of Ophthalmia Neonatorum (Sept. 4, 2009)

Health Advisory

Health Advisory - Reminder Concerning the Appropriate Use of
Antiviral Medications for H1N1 Influenza (Aug 25, 2009)

Health Update

Novel H1N1 Influenza Update 8: Worldwide Illness Patterns, Serious
Disease Risk in Pregnant Women, Rapid Influenza Tests, New Guidance
for Ill Persons, Vaccine Issues (Aug. 10, 2009)

Health Update

Novel H1N1 Influenza Update 7: Current Situation, Clinical Issues,
Testing Policies, and Planning/Response Actions for Outpatient
Medical Facilities (July 28, 2009)

Health Guidance

Health Guidance - Emergency Room and Primary Care Providers'
Reference Sheet on Ehrlichiosis and Rocky Mountain Spotted
Fever (July 17, 2009)

Health Update

Health Update - Febrile Reactions Following Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Procedures (July 14, 2009)

Health Advisory

Health Advisory - Febrile Reactions Following Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Procedures (July 2, 2009)

Health Advisory

Health Advisory - Reinstatement Of Haemophilus influenza Type B (Hib)
Booster Dose (July 1, 2009)

Health Update

Health Update #6 - Swine Flu (H1N1 Flu) (June 9, 2009)

Health Update

Health Update #5 - Swine Flu (H1N1 Flu) (May 8, 2009)

Health Update

Health Update #4 - Swine Flu (H1N1 Flu) (April 29, 2009)

Health Update

Health Update #3 - Swine Flu (April 29, 2009)

Health Update

Health Update #2 - Swine Flu (April 28, 2009)

Health Update

Health Update #1 - Swine Flu (April 27, 2009)

Health Advisory

Health Advisory - Investigation and Interim Recommendations: Swine
Influenza (H1N1) (April 26, 2009)

Health Advisory

Health Advisory - Risk of Swine Flu Associated with Travel to Affected
Areas (April 26, 2009)

Health Advisory

Health Advisory - Swine Flu Enhanced Surveillance (April 24, 2009)

Health Advisory

Health Advisory - Measles Case Identified in Eastern
Missouri (April 22, 2009)

Health Advisory

Health Advisory - How To Handle Situations Involving Suspicious Powdery
Substances (Updated) (Mar. 30, 2009)

Health Advisory

Health Advisory - Invasive Haemophilus influenzae Type B Disease in
Young Children and Importance for All Young Children to Receive the 3
Dose Primary Series with Available Hib-containing Vaccine (Mar. 27, 2009)