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Health Alerts, Notifications

This page lists the current health alerts of public health importance from DHEC.

  • Health Alert: conveys the highest level of importance; warrants immediate action or attention.
  • Health Advisory: provides important information for a specific incident or situation; may not require immediate action.
  • Health Update: provides updated information regarding an incident or situation; unlikely to require immediate action.
  • Info Service: Provides general information that is not necessarily considered to be of an emergent nature.

If you are a public health professional interested in receiving health notifications from the South Carolina Health Alert Network via email, please contact Shana Dorsey, HAN Coordinator at (803) 898-0431 or email

Date Message Type Subject
10/26/2015 CDC Health Advisory Increases in Fentanyl Drug Confiscations and Fentanyl-related Overdose Fatalities
10/8/2015 DHEC Health Advisory 2015-2016 South Carolina Influenza Surveillance
10/7/2015 DHEC Health Advisory Illnesses and Injuries Resulting from Floods
10/2/2015 CDC Health Update CDC/FDA Health Update about the Immediate Need for Healthcare Facilities to Review Procedures for Cleaning, Disinfecting, and Sterilizing Reusable Medical Devices
9/18/2015 DHEC Health Advisory Patrons of Two Spartanburg County Hardee's Restaurants Possibly Exposed to Hepatitis A – Post-Exposure Prophylaxis Recommended
9/11/2015 CDC Health Advisory Immediate Need for Healthcare Facilities to Review Procedures for Cleaning, Disinfecting, and Sterilizing Reusable Medical Devices
9/11/2015 DHEC Health Update Notice to Clinicians and Health Departments: Continued Vigilance Urged for Cases of Acute Flaccid Myelitis
6/19/2015 CDC Health Advisory Clinical Considerations for the Evaluation of Ill Travelers from Liberia to the United States
6/11/2015 CDC Health Advisory Updated Information and Guidelines for Evaluation of Patients for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) Infection
6/4/2015 CDC Health Advisory Ciprofloxacin- and Azithromycin-Nonsusceptible Shigellosis in the United States
6/2/2015 CDC Health Advisory Bird Infections with Highly-Pathogenic Avian Influenza A (H5N2), (H5N8), and (H5N1) Viruses: Recommendations for Human Health Investigations and Response
5/29/2015 CDC Health Advisory Notice to Health Care Providers: Shiga Toxin-producing E. coli cases
4/24/2015 CDC Health Advisory Outbreak of Recent HIV and HCV Infections among Persons Who Inject Drugs
3/11/2015 DHEC Health Advisory Infectious Mycobacterium Tuberculosis (TB) in a Conway High School Individual
2/20/2015 DHEC Health Advisory Measles Clinical Assessment, Testing and Infection Control Guidance for Ambulatory Care Providers
1/29/2015 CDC Health Advisory New – 2015 List of Reportable Conditions
1/23/2015 CDC Health Advisory U.S. multi-state measles outbreak, December 2014 - January 2015
1/23/2015 DHEC Health Alert Simulated IV Saline Solution Resulting in Adverse Events
1/9/2015 CDC Health Update CDC Health Update Regarding Treatment of Patients with Influenza with Antiviral Medications


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