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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 SCHAN@dhec.sc.gov.

Date Message Type Subject
10/30/2014 DHEC Health Update Updated Ebola Information for Healthcare Providers
10/24/2014 DHEC Health Update Ebola Real Time RT-PCR testing at the DHEC Bureau of Laboratories
10/21/2014 DHEC Health Advisory Tightened Guidance for U.S. Healthcare Workers on Personal Protective Equipment for Ebola
10/17/2014 DHEC Health Advisory New Guidance for Fever Threshold in Assessing Individuals for Potential Ebola Exposure
10/7/2014 DHEC Health Update 2014-2015 South Carolina Influenza Surveillance
10/3/2014 CDC Health Advisory Evaluating Patients for Possible Ebola Virus Disease: Recommendations for Healthcare Personnel and Health Officials
9/26/2014 CDC Health Advisory Acute Neurologic Illness with Focal Limb Weakness of Unknown Etiology in Children
9/25/2014 DHEC Health Alert Pertussis Exposure in the Pickens County Health Department
9/17/2014 DHEC Info Service Updates on Ebola Virus Disease Information and Resources
9/13/2014 DHEC Health Advisory Severe Respiratory Illness Associated with Enterovirus D68 – Multiple States, 2014
9/9/2014 DHEC Health Advisory Respiratory Illnesses Due to Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68)
8/29/2014 CDC HAN INFO Service CDC Ebola Update #4
8/27/2014 DHEC Health Advisory Increase in Watery Diarrhea Cases in Upstate Region
8/25/2014 CDC HAN INFO Service CDC Ebola Update #3
8/22/2014 CDC HAN INFO Service CDC Ebola Update #2
8/14/2014 CDC HAN INFO Service CDC Ebola Update #1
8/12/2014 CDC Health Advisory Guidelines for Evaluation of US Patients Suspected of Having Ebola Virus Disease
8/2/2014 CDC Health Advisory Guidelines for Evaluation of US Patients Suspected of Having Ebola Virus Disease
7/29/2014 CDC Health Advisory Ebola Virus Disease Confirmed in a Traveler to Nigeria, Two U.S. Healthcare Workers in Liberia
7/17/2014 DHEC Health Update Updated Guidance for Healthcare Providers: Chikungunya Virus Infections
7/16/2014 DHEC Health Update Updated Guidance for Health Care Providers: Nontuberculous Mycobacteria Infections Associated with Healthcare Facilities
6/6/2014 DHEC 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
5/27/2014 DHEC Health Advisory Significant Increase in Measles Cases in US in 2014
5/5/2014 CDC Health Advisory Confirmed Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 
(MERS-CoV) Case in Indiana, 2014
5/1/2014 DHEC Health Advisory Increase in Pertussis Cases in Upstate Region (Pickens County)
4/11/2014 DHEC Health Advisory Patrons of a Charlotte Papa John's Restaurant Possibly Exposed to Hepatitis A – Post-Exposure Prophylaxis Recommended
2/27/2014 DHEC Info Service Abnormal Newborn Screening Tests to be Read on Saturdays and Holidays
2/22/2014 DHEC Health Advisory Patrons of a Hilton Head Seafood Restaurant Possibly Exposed to
Hepatitis A – Post-Exposure Prophylaxis Recommended
2/17/2014 DHEC Health Advisory Bats in The Regional Medical Center in Orangeburg
1/15/2014 DHEC Health Advisory Infectious Mycobacterium Tuberculosis (TB) in a Stratford High School Student
1/15/2014 CDC Health Advisory Human Infection with Avian Influenza A (H5N1) Virus
1/14/2014 DHEC Health Update FAX NUMBER CHANGES for Pee Dee Public Health Region
1/10/2014 DHEC Health Update 2014 List of Reportable Conditions

12/27/2013

CDC Health Advisory Notice to Clinicians: Early Reports of pH1N1-Associated Illnesses for the 2013-14 Influenza Season
12/13/2013 CDC Health Advisory Notice to Public Health Officials and Clinicians: Recognizing, Managing, and Reporting Chikungunya Virus Infections in Travelers Returning from the Caribbean
11/27/2013 CDC Health Update Serogroup B Meningococcal Disease Associated with Outbreaks at Princeton University and the University of California at Santa Barbara.
10/16/2013 DHEC Health Update Notice to Health Care Providers: Non-toxigenic Vibrio cholerae cases in South Carolina Linked to Consuming Uncooked Shellfish
10/8/2013 CDC Health Update Acute Hepatitis and Liver Failure Following the Use of a Dietary Supplement Intended for Weight Loss or Muscle Building
10/1/2013 DHEC Health Update 2013-2014 South Carolina Influenza Surveillance
9/5/2013 CDC Health Update Recurrent Nationwide Shortage of Tuberculin Skin Test Antigen Solutions: CDC Recommendations for Patient Care and Public Health Practice (pdf)
8/29/2013 DHEC Health Advisory Increase in Pertussis Cases in Upstate Region (Anderson County) (pdf)
8/23/2013 CDC Health Advisory HAN 354: Investigational Drug Available Directly from CDC for the Treatment of Free-Living Ameba Infections (pdf)
8/15/2013 CDC Health Advisory Nationwide Voluntary Recall of All Products for Sterile Use from Compounding Pharmacy located in Cedar Park, Texas. (pdf)
8/12/2013 CDC Health Advisory Notice to Health Care Providers and Public Health Officials: Updated Guidance for the Evaluation of Severe Respiratory Illness Associated with Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) (pdf)
8/11/2013 DHEC Health Advisory Rhodococcus equi Bloodstream Infections Potentially Associated with Contaminated Calcium Gluconate Products Compounded for Infusion (pdf)
7/5/2013 CDC Health Advisory Variant Influenza Virus (H3N2v) Infections (pdf)
7/2/2013 DHEC Health Advisory Contact Information for the List of Reportable Conditions (pdf)
6/28/2013 DHEC Health Advisory Initial: Tuberculosis in Newberry County, South Carolina (pdf)
6/20/2013 DHEC Health Advisory Recommendations for Laboratory Testing for Acetyl Fentanyl and Patient Evaluation and Treatment for Overdose with Synthetic Opioids (pdf)
6/20/2013 DHEC Health Advisory Tuberculosis in a Shelter in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina (pdf)
6/12/2013 CDC Health Advisory Nationwide Shortage of Doxycycline: Resources for Providers and Recommendations for Patient Care (pdf)
6/11/2013 CDC Health Advisory Notice to Health Care Providers: Updated Guidelines for Evaluation of Severe Respiratory Illness Associated with Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) (pdf)
6/7/2013 CDC Health Advisory Human Infections with Avian Influenza A (H7N9) Viruses (pdf)
6/6/2013 DHEC Health Advisory UPDATE: Tuberculosis in a School in Ninety-Six, South Carolina (pdf)
6/4/2013 DHEC Health Advisory Tuberculosis in a School in Ninety-Six, South Carolina (pdf)
5/29/2013 DHEC Health Advisory Hepatitis B Outbreak in North Charleston, SC Associated with a Spinal Care Clinic (pdf)
4/19/2013 CDC Health Advisory Resources Available for Local and State Public Health Officials: Preparing for and Responding to Bombing Events (pdf)
4/19/2013 DHEC Health Advisory Measles Outbreak in North Carolina (pdf)
4/15/2013 HAN Info Service Nationwide Shortage of Tuberculin Skin Test Antigens: CDC Recommendations for Patient Care and Public Health Practice (pdf)
4/5/2013 CDC Health Advisory Human Infections with Novel Influenza A (H7N9) Viruses (pdf)
3/8/2013 CDC Health Advisory Notice to Health Care Providers: Updated Guidelines for Evaluation of Severe Respiratory Illness Associated with a Novel Coronavirus (pdf)
3/5/2013 CDC Health Update Notice to Clinicians: Continued Vigilance Urged for Fungal Infections among Patients Who Received Contaminated Steroid Injections (pdf)
3/1/2013 DHEC Health Advisory Tuberculosis (TB) Screening and Treatment Product Shortage (pdf)
2/20/2013 DHEC Health Advisory Patrons of Two Charlotte-Area Restaurants Possibly Exposed to Hepatitis A – Post-Exposure Prophylaxis Recommended (pdf)
2/15/2013 CDC Health Advisory New Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae Warrant Additional Action by Health Care Providers (pdf)
2/1/2013 DHEC Health Advisory Information for Clinicians: Doxycycline Hyclate (PO formulation) Shortage (pdf)
1/28/2013 CDC Health Advisory Recommendations for Drug Allocation, Tuberculosis Prevention, and Patient Care During Isoniazid Shortages (pdf)
1/17/2013 CDC Health Advisory Notice to Clinicians: Summary of CDC Recommendations for Influenza Antiviral Medications (pdf)

 

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