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South Carolina Health Alert Network

Public Health Notifications

This page lists the current health alerts of public health importance. They are provided by the SC Department of Health and Environmental Control.

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.

If you are a public health professional interested in receiving health notifications from the South Carolina Health Alert Network, please contact Shana Dorsey, HAN Coordinator at 803-898-0431 or email SCHAN@dhec.sc.gov.

Date

Message Type

Subject (pdf)

12/21/2012
DHEC Health Update
Sample Collection and Shipping Guidelines for the Bureau of Labs During the Upcoming Holiday
12/20/2012
CDC Health Update
Update: Multistate Outbreak of Fungal Infections among Persons Who Received Injections with Contaminated Medication
12/4/2012
CDC Health Update
Update: Additional Contamination Identified in Medical Products from New England Compounding Center
11/29/2012
DHEC Health Update
SC Influenza Activity: Widespread
11/28/2012
CDC Health Advisory
Health Concerns about Misuse of Pesticides for Bed Bug Control
11/20/2012
CDC Health Advisory
Update: Multistate Outbreak of Fungal Meningitis and Other Infections Associated with Contaminated Steroid Medication
11/2/2012
CDC Health Advisory
CDC Disaster Epidemiology Resources for Hurricane Sandy Response
11/2/2012
CDC Health Advisory
Contamination Identified in Additional Medical Products from New England Compounding Center
11/1/2012
CDC Health Advisory
Voluntary Recall of All Ameridose Medical Products
10/29/2012
CDC Health Advisory
Cluster of Cases of Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (TTP) Associated with Intravenous Nonmedical Use of Opana ER(R)
10/24/2012
CDC Health Advisory
Issuance of Guidance on Management of Asymptomatic Patients Who Received Epidural or Paraspinal Injections with Contaminated Steroid Products
10/17/2012
CDC Health Advisory
Update: Multistate Outbreak of Fungal Meningitis and Joint Infections Associated with Contaminated Steroid Medications
10/16/2012
DHEC Health Advisory
Meningitis and Stroke Associated with Potentially Contaminated Product – FDA Urging Expanded Patient Follow-up
10/12/2012
DHEC Health Advisory
Notice to Health Care Providers: Increased Surveillance for Shiga Toxin-producing E. coli
10/08/2012
CDC Health Advisory
Update: Multistate Outbreak of Meningitis and Stroke Associated with Potentially Contaminated Steroid Medication
10/04/2012
CDC Health Advisory
Meningitis and Stroke Associated with Potentially Contaminated Product
10/03/2012
DHEC Health Advisory
Heightened Awareness: Multi-state Meningitis Investigation Associated with Epidural Steroid Injections
10/01/2012
DHEC Health Update
2012-2013 SC Influenza Surveillance
09/07/2012
DHEC Health Update
Public Health Surveillance and Laboratory Testing for West Nile Virus, 2012
08/31/2012
CDC Health Advisory
Notice to Health Care Providers: Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome Cases Associated with Staying in Yosemite National Park, California
08/27/2012
DHEC Health Advisory
Upcoming Heightened Awareness Surveillance Event for South Carolina
08/10/2012
DHEC Health Update
Provider Recommendations for Influenza A H3N2v
08/03/2012
CDC Health Advisory
Increase in Influenza A H3N2v Virus Infections in Three U.S. States
07/31/2012
DHEC Health Update
Change to the Public Health Region 6 after-hours/weekend/holiday reportable conditions contact number
05/30/2012
DHEC Health Update
CDC Accepts Advisory Committee Recommendation to Replace “Level of Concern” for Lead Poisoning with New Reference Value
05/11/2012
DHEC Health Advisory
Shiga Toxin-producing E. coli cases in Spartanburg County
03/01/2012
DHEC Health Advisory
Increase in Pertussis Cases in Region 6 (Georgetown County)
02/14/2012
DHEC Health Update
Recommendations for Antiviral Use, Testing, Surveillance and Reporting Requirements