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The Department of Public Health (DPH) emails priority communications to health care professionals through LAHAN. Topics include local or national disease outbreaks and emerging health risks. To receive LAHAN communications, click the ‘subscribe’ button. It takes less than a minute to sign up. DPH will not share your contact information.

LAHAN Communication Types
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Alert: Conveys the highest level of importance; warrants immediate action or attention.
Orange Box
Advisory: Provides important information for a specific incident or situation; may not require immediate action.
Yellow Box
Update: Provides updated information regarding an incident or situation; unlikely to require immediate action.
Blue Box
Information: Provides general information that is not necessarily considered to be of an emergent nature.
2019 HAN Communications
December 16, 2019
CDC Health Advisory:
Guidance for Using Rapid Diagnostic Tests for Ebola in the United States
December 12, 2019
LAC DPH Health Information:
Changes to Reportable Diseases and Conditions in LA County
November 21, 2019
LAC DPH Health Alert:
Wound Botulism Cases Associated with Heroin
November 19, 2019
CDPH Health Advisory:
Ongoing Risk of Highly Drug-Resistant Infections in Patients Following Hospitalization or Invasive Procedures in Tijuana, Mexico
November 7, 2019
LAC DPH Health Advisory:
Mumps Outbreak in Men’s Central Jail
October 2, 2019
CDPH Health Update:
Vaping-Associated Pulmonary Injury
August 30, 2019
CDC Health Advisory:
Severe Pulmonary Disease Associated with Using E-Cigarette Products
August 28, 2019
CDPH Health Update:
Vaping-Associated Pulmonary Injury
August 12, 2019
CDPH Health Alert:
Severe Acute Pulmonary Disease Associated with Cannabis or Cannabidiol Oil Vaping
July 30, 2019
LAC DPH Health Advisory:
Communicable Disease Recommendations Associated with the Hajj
July 23, 2019
LAC DPH Health Alert:
Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo
July 5, 2019
CDPH Health Update:
Update and Recommendations - Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) Infections Exposure at San Diego County Fair
July 2, 2019
CDPH Health Notification:
Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) Infections Exposure at San Diego County Fair
June 12, 2019
CDC Health Advisory:
Nationwide Shortage of Tuberculin Skin Test Antigens - CDC Recommendations for Patient Care and Public Health Practice
May 24, 2019
LAC DPH Health Update:
Measles Situation Update and Revised Clinical Guidance
May 7, 2019
LAC DPH Health Advisory:
Candida auris Detected in Southern California Healthcare Facilities
April 26, 2019
LAC DPH Health Update:
Measles Prevention in LA County
April 22, 2019
LAC DPH Health Alert:
Measles Outbreak in LA County
April 3, 2019
CDPH Health Advisory:
Measles Clinical Guidance: Identification and Testing of Suspect Measles Cases
February 21, 2019
LAC DPH Health Advisory:
Hepatitis C Associated with Outpatient Clinic in Los Angeles
February 19, 2019
LAC DPH Health Alert:
Increase in Clusters of Pertussis in 11 to 18-Year-Olds in LA County
February 15, 2019
CDPH Health Advisory:
Ongoing Ebola Outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo – Screening for International Travel in Persons with Possible Infectious Disease Remains a Best Practice
January 23, 2019
CDC Health Advisory:
Third Case of Rifampin/Penicillin-Resistant Strain of RB51 Brucella from Consuming Raw Milk
January 22, 2019
LAC DPH Health Advisory:
Infections Associated with Unapproved Stem Cell Injections
January 14, 2019
CDC Travel Alert:
Carbapenem-Resistant Pseudomonas Aeruginosa Infections Following Invasive Medical Procedures in Tijuana, Mexico
2013-18 HAN Communications
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