Influenza Partners

Influenza Partners,   West Virginia has reported influenza activity as “No Activity” for MMWR week 46 (week ending Saturday November 19, 2011).   There were 1688 cases of influenza-like illness (ILI) reported during MMWR week 46. Twenty eight sentinel providers reported less than one percent (0.72%) visits for ILI. This is a markedly lower than […] Continue Reading »

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HAN Advisory # 57 Mycoplasma pneumoniae Outbreak in Gilmer County, West Virginia

TO: West Virginia Healthcare Providers, Local Health Departments, Hospitals and other Healthcare Facilities   FROM: Marian L. Swinker, MD, MPH, Commissioner for Public Health and State Health Officer, WVDHHR, Bureau for Public Health DATE: November 14, 2011 An outbreak of pneumonia due to Mycoplasma pneumoniae has recently been confirmed in Gilmer County, West Virginia. As […] Continue Reading »

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HAN Advisory # 56 Get Smart about Antibiotics Week – November 14th-19th

FROM: Marian L. Swinker, MD, MPH, Commissioner for Public Health and State Health Officer, WVDHHR, Bureau for Public Health DATE: 11/14/2011 Get Smart About Antibiotics Week (http://www.cdc.gov/getsmart/campaign-materials/week/promotional-media.html) is a national campaign designed to highlight the coordinated efforts of CDC, state and local health departments, and non-profit and for-profit partners in an effort to educate people […] Continue Reading »

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HAN Advisory #55 Long-term Care Facilities and Influenza

TO: West Virginia Healthcare Providers, Long-term care facilities, nursing homes and other Healthcare Facilities FROM: Marian L. Swinker, MD, MPH, Commissioner for Public Health and State Health Officer, WVDHHR, Bureau for Public Health DATE: November 10, 2011 Are YOU ready for the flu? Influenza season is here and it will only be a matter of […] Continue Reading »

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