Los Angeles Health Alert Network

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Los Angeles Health Alert Network
Email: lahan@ph.lacounty.gov
Los Angeles Health Alert Network

The Department of Public Health (DPH) emails priority communications to health care professionals through LAHAN. Topics include local outbreaks, emerging health issues, immunizations, and drug shortages. 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
Alert: Conveys the highest level of importance; warrants immediate action or attention.
Advisory: Provides important information for a specific incident or situation; may not require immediate action.
Update: Provides updated information regarding an incident or situation; unlikely to require immediate action.
Information: Provides general information that is not necessarily considered to be of an emergent nature.
2016 HAN Communications
LAC DPH Health Alert:
Measles Outbreak in Los Angeles County
CDC Health Advisory:
Guidance for Travel and Testing of Pregnant Women and Women of Reproductive Age for Zika- Brownsville, Texas
LAC DPH Health Information:
STD Rates on the Rise in Los Angeles County
CDC Health Update #2:
Guidance for Travel and Testing of Pregnant Women and Women of Reproductive Age for Zika- Miami-Dade County, Florida
CDC Health Advisory:
Open-Chest Cardiac Surgery Patients and Risk of Non-Tuberculous Mycobacterium
CDC Health Update:
Guidance for Travel and Testing of Pregnant Women and Women of Reproductive Age for Zika- Miami-Dade County, Florida
LAC DPH Health Advisory:
Increased Risk of Fentanyl-Related Overdoses
LAC DPH Health Alert:
Cluster of Shigella flexneri Infections among Men in Los Angeles and Other Southern California Counties
LAC DPH Health Alert: (Revised August 29)
Outbreak of Synthetic Cannabinoid (“Spice”) Overdoses
CDC Health Advisory:
CDC Guidance related to local mosquito-borne Zika virus transmission in Florida
LAC DPH Health Alert:
Meningococcal Vaccine Now Recommended For All Men Who Have Sex With Men (MSM)
LAC DPH Health Alert:
Outbreak of Meningococcal Disease among adult Males in Southern California
CDC Health Advisory:
Alert to U.S. Healthcare Facilities: First mcr-1 Gene in E. coli Bacteria found in a Human in the United States
LAC DPH Health Advisory:
Bicillin L-A® (Benzathine Penicillin G) Shortage
CDC Health Update:
Testing of Urine Specimens for Zika Virus Infection
CDPH Drug Overdose Health Alert:
Fentanyl-Contaminated Street Norco
CDPH Health Information:
CDPH Provider Call - Zika Virus Disease and California’s Response, April 20, 2016
CDC Guidance on Preventing Transmission of Zika Virus in Labor and Delivery Settings
LAC DPH Health Update:
Zika Virus Infection Update #4 - Updated CDC Interim Guidance for Prevention of Sexual Transmission and for Health Care Providers Caring for Women of Reproductive Age
LAC DPH Health Update:
Aliso Canyon Natural Gas Leak Resolution and Follow-up
LAC DPH Health Update:
Zika Virus Infection Update #3 – Revised Instructions for Zika Testing and Reporting in Los Angeles County
Webinar:
Zika Virus, Pregnancy and Sex: Up-to-Date Information for Los Angeles Health Care Providers
CDC Health Advisory:
Update: Interim Guidelines for Prevention of Sexual Transmission of Zika Virus — United States, 2016
LAC DPH Health Update:
Zika Virus Infection Update #2 – Revised Management Recommendations for Pregnant Women and Guidance to Prevent Sexual Transmission
CDC Health Advisory:
Flu Season Begins-Severe Influenza Illness Reported
LAC DPH Health Update:
Zika Virus Infection – Testing and Reporting in Los Angeles County
LAC DPH Health Advisory:
Aliso Canyon Gas Leak-Fact Sheet for Medical Providers
CDC Health Advisory:
Zika Virus Infections
LACDPH Health Update:
Guinea Declared Ebola-free
2013-15 HAN Communications
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