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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 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
LAC DPH Health Alert:
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
2015 HAN Communications
CDC Health Advisory:
Increases in Fentanyl Drug Confiscations and Fentanyl-related Overdose Fatalities
CDC Health Update:
REVISION to ADVISORY  Immediate Need for Healthcare Facilities to Review Procedures for Cleaning, Disinfecting, and Sterilizing Reusable Medical Devices
LACDPH Health Information:
Use of Nucleic Acid Amplification Tests (NAATs) to Detect Active Tuberculosis
CDC Health Advisory:
Immediate Need for Healthcare Facilities to Review Procedures for Cleaning, Disinfecting, and Sterilizing Reusable Medical Devices
Webinar:
Pertussis in California
LACDPH Health Update:
Ebola Risk and Management of Travelers Returning from Liberia
LACDPH Health Update:
Meningitis Vaccine for MSM Travel to Chicago Pride Events
LACDPH Health Advisory:
South Korean MERS-Preparing for Internationally Transmitted Diseases
CDC Health Advisory:
Bird Infections with Highly-Pathogenic Avian Influenza A Viruses: Recommendations for Human Health Investigations and Response
LACDPH Health Advisory:
Nearby Clusters of Ocular Syphilis Require Provider Vigilance
LACDPH Health Update:
Vaccinate High Risk Men Who Have Sex with Men (MSM) to Prevent Invasive Meningococcal Disease
Webinar:
Measles Update: A Primer for Health Care Providers
LACDPH Health Advisory:
Chikungunya Fever among Returning Travelers from El Salvador
LACDPH Health Update:
Measles Outbreak in Los Angeles County Associated with Disneyland Parks
LACDPH Health Update:
Access to Antiviral Medication for Treatment of Influenza
CDPH Health Advisory:
Seven Confirmed Measles Cases in California in 2015
2014 HAN Communications

Date
Subject
CDC Health Advisory:
Potential for Circulation of Drifted Influenza A (H3N2) Viruses
CDC Health Advisory:
Fatal Gastrointestinal Mucormycosis in an Infant Following Ingestion of Contaminated Dietary Supplement
LACDPH Health Update:
Ebola Virus Disease (Ebola) Update #2
LACDPH Health Update:
Ebola Virus Disease (Ebola) Update
LACDPH Health Update:
Ebola Preparedness and Response for Outpatient Health Care Providers
CDC Health Advisory:
Evaluating Patients for Possible Ebola Virus Disease: Recommendations for Healthcare Personnel and Health Officials
CDC Health Advisory:
Acute Neurologic Illness of Unknown Etiology in Children
LACDPH Health Advisory:
Enterovirus 68 (EV-D68)
LACDPH Health Update:
Update on Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in West Africa
LACDPH Health Advisory:
Evaluation, reporting and management of suspect Ebola cases in Los Angeles County
CDPH Health Advisory:
Response to Persons with Possible Ebola Virus Infection: Information for Health Care Providers in California
CDC Health Advisory:
Ebola Virus Disease Confirmed in a Traveler to Nigeria and Two U.S. Healthcare Workers in Liberia
LACDPH Health Advisory:
Large Numbers of Pertussis Cases in Los Angeles County
CDC Health Advisory:
Guidance Regarding New WHO Polio Vaccination Requirements for Travel
CDPH Health Advisory:
Mercury Poisoning Linked to Skin Creams From Mexico
CDC Health Advisory:
Confirmed Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) Case in Indiana, 2014
LACDPH Health Alert:
Invasive Meningococcal Disease Update: New Vaccine Recommendations for Men who Have Sex with Men (MSM)
LACDPH Health Alert:
Prompt Reporting of Suspect Measles Cases is Critical to Prevent New Infections and Serious Complications
LACDPH Health Update:
Consider Antivirals For High Risk Influenza Patients
 
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