HEALTH ADVISORY #62 Norovirus Outbreaks

Since December 2011, there were 46 confirmed outbreaks of acute gastrointestinal illness in West Virginia. Over 20 were caused by Norovirus and most were reported in healthcare facilities. To help facilities manage these outbreaks of gastrointestinal illness, the Division of Infectious Disease Epidemiology (DIDE) offers a “toolkit” which includes information regarding the reporting and handling […] Continue Reading »

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The new EPI-LOG Statewide Disease Facts & Comparisons Published

The new EPI-LOG Statewide Disease Facts & Comparisons, has been posted to http://www.dhhr.wv.gov/oeps/Pages/EPI-LOGPublication.aspx as “Fourth Quarter 2011 – Volume 30, Number 4”   IN THIS ISSUE: New flu variant found in West Virginia New electronic disease surveillance system debuts 2011 year-end HIV and AIDS surveillance report Increase in chlamydia and gonorrhea   Share Continue Reading »

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Clinical Trial Research Information Program

Medical providers, your staff and guests are invited Dinner & Program Clinical Trial Research Information Program “Aware For All” Who * What * When * Where * Why You will hear stories from patients who have participated in clinical research & learn the benefits and risks of clinical research Thursday, February 23, 2012 Bridgeport Conference Center […] Continue Reading »

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Influenza Update

Influenza Partners,   West Virginia has reported influenza activity as “Sporadic” for MMWR week 3 (week ending Saturday January 28, 2012).   There were 1651 cases of influenza-like illness (ILI) reported during MMWR week 3. Twenty-eight sentinel providers reported less than one percent (0.50%) visits for ILI.   There were 3 positive tests for influenza […] Continue Reading »

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