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Health Alert Network (HAN) Messages

The Department of Public Health and Human Service’s Emergency Notification System sent out the following HAN messages to Local County Health Departments, Tribal Health Agencies and to their respective health partners in Montana.  The HAN messages contain vital public health information that either originated at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), DPHHS or at the local level.  DPHHS routinely forwards this information on to all of the local health jurisdictions in Montana when it is determined that the information could potentially affect Montana's residents.

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DPHHS HAN INFO SERVICE 2014-9: National HIV Testing Day - June 27th
Posted 6/24/2014

2013

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2013-30: Early Reports of pH1N1-Associated illnesses for the 2013-14 Influenza Season
Posted 12/24/2013

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2013-29: Recognizing, Managing, and Reporting Chikungunya Virus Infections in Travelers Returning from the Caribbean
Posted 12/6/2013

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2013-28: Recognizing and Reporting Serogroup B Meningococcal Disease Associated with Outbreaks at Princeton University and the University of California at Santa Barbara
Posted 11/27/2013

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2013-27: First Confirmed Case of Influenza in Montana
Posted 11/6/2013

DPHHS HAN INFO SERVICE 2013-26: Acute Hepatitis and Liver Failure Following the Use of a Dietary Supplement Intended for Weight Loss or Muscle Building
Posted 10/8/2013

DPHHS HAN INFO SERVICE 2013-25: Communicable Disease Letter to Schools
Posted 9/13/2013

DPHHS HAN INFO SERVICE 2013-24: Recurrent Nationwide Shortage of Tuberculin Skin Test (TST) Antigens
Posted 9/5/2013

DPHHS HAN INFO SERVICE 2013-23: West Nile Virus in Peak Season: Montana’s 1st 2013 Case of West Nile Fever
Posted 9/4/2013

DPHHS HAN INFO SERVICE 2013-22: Investigational Drug Available Directly from CDC for the Treatment of Free-Living Ameba Infections
Posted 8/26/2013

DPHHS HAN INFO SERVICE 2013-21: Nationwide Voluntary Recall of All Products for Sterile Use from Compounding Pharmacy located in Cedar Park, Texas
Posted 8/16/2013

DPHHS HAN UPDATE 2013-20: Updated Guidance for the Evaluation of Severe Respiratory Illness Associated with Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV)
Posted 8/12/2013

DPHHS HAN INFO SERVICE 2013-19: Update on H3N2 Variant Influenza Virus and Updated Case Definitions and Recommendations for H3N2v Surveillance for Summer and Fall of 2013
Posted 7/8/2013

DPHHS HAN INFO SERVICE 2013-18: Recommendations for Laboratory Testing for Acetyl Fentanyl and Patient Evaluation and Treatment for Overdose with Synthetic Opioids
Posted 6/24/2013

DPHHS HAN INFO SERVICE 2013-17: Nationwide Antibiotic Shortage
Posted 6/12/2013

DPHHS HAN UPDATE 2013-16: Updated Guidelines for Evaluation of Severe Respiratory Illness Associated with MERS-CoV and Human Infections with Avian Influenza A (H7N9) Viruses
Posted 6/11/2013

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2013-15: Multistate Outbreak of Hepatitis A Potentially Associated with a Frozen Berry Blend Product
Posted 6/3/2013

DPHHS HAN INFO SERVICE 2013-14: Hantavirus and Water Safety in Montana
Posted 5/21/2013

DPHHS HAN INFO SERVICE 2013-13: DPHHS Reports High Number of Pertussis Cases in Montana and Issues a Press Release
Posted 5/14/2013

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2013-12: Increased Levels of Community-Wide Norovirus: Resources and Tools for Prevention
Posted 4/23/2013

DPHHS HAN INFO SERVICE 2013-11: Resources Available for Local and State Public Health Officials: Preparing for and Responding to Bombing Events
Posted 4/18/2013

DPHHS HAN INFO SERVICE 2013-10: Nationwide Shortage of Tuberculin Skin Test Antigens
Posted 4/12/2013

DPHHS HAN INFO SERVICE 2013-9: Novel Influenza A (H7N9) Reported in China
Posted 4/5/2013

DPHHS HAN INFO SERVICE 2013-8: DPHHS Press Release About Hantavirus
Posted 3/22/2013

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2013-7: Notice to Health Care Providers: Updated Guidelines for Evaluation of Severe Respiratory Illness Associated with a Novel Coronavirus
Posted 3/11/2013

DPHHS HAN INFO SERVICE 2013-6: Notice to Clinicians: Continued Vigilance Urged for Fungal Infections among Patients Who Received Contaminated Steroid Injections
Posted 3/5/2013

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2013-5: New Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae Warrant Additional Action by Healthcare Providers
Posted 2/19/2013

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2013-4: Guidance for Shortages of Isoniazid (INH) and Treatment for Tuberculosis
Posted 1/28/2013

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2013-3: CDC Continues to Recommend Antiviral Medications for Treatment of Seasonal Influenza
Posted 1/17/2013

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2013-2: REVISED Influenza Reporting Form for Public Health Agencies
Posted 1/16/2013

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2013-1: Influenza Update and Reporting Instructions for Health Care Providers and Public Health Agencies
Posted 1/8/2013

2012

DPHHS HAN INFO SERVICE 2012 - 24: Update Multistate Outbreak of Fungal Infections among Persons Who Received Injections with Contaminated Medication
Posted 12/20/2012

DPHHS HAN INFO SERVICE 2012 - 23: Multistate Outbreak of Fungal Meningitis and Other Infections Associated with Contaminated Steroid Medication: Additional Contamination Identified
Posted 12/5/2012

DPHHS HAN INFO SERVICE 2012 - 22: National Influenza Vaccination Week
Posted 12/4/2012

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2012 - 21: Health Concerns about Misuse of Pesticides
Posted 11/28/2012

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2012 - 20: Multistate Outbreak of Fungal Meningitis and Other Infections Associated with Contaminated Steroid Medication
Posted 11/21/2012

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2012 - 19: New NECC Contaminated Products
Posted 11/2/2012

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2012 - 18: Issuance of Guidance to Health Care Professionals Regarding the Voluntary Recall of All Ameridose Medical Products
Posted 11/1/2012

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2012 - 17: Cluster of Cases of Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (TTP) Associated with Intravenous Nonmedical Use of Opana ER
Posted 10/29/2012

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2012 - 16: Issuance of Guidance on Management of Asymptomatic Patients
Posted 10/24/2012

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2012 - 15: Update Regarding the Multistate Outbreak of Fungal Meningitis and Joint Infections Associated with Contaminated Steroid Medications
Posted 10/18/2012

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2012 - 14: DPHHS Media Release Regarding Recalled NECC Products in Montana
Posted 10/17/2012

DPHHS HAN UPDATE 2012 - 13: Meningitis and Stroke Associated With Epidural Steroid Injection
Posted 10/9/2012

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2012 - 12: Meningitis and Stroke Associated with
Epidural Steroid Injection

Posted 10/5/2012

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2012 - 11: State Confirms Influenza Cases, Recommends Vaccine
Posted 10/2/2012

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2012 - 10: Antibiotic-resistant Gonorrhea/Revised Treatment Guidelines
Posted 9/6/2012

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2012 - 9: Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome- Visitors to Yosemite National Park, California
Posted 8/31/2012

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2012 - 8: Influenza A (H3N2) Variant Virus (H3N2v)
Posted 8/10/2012

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2012 - 7: Preventing WNV Infections
Posted 8/7/2012

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2012 - 6: Increase in Influenza A H3N2v Virus Infections in Three U.S. States
Posted 8/3/2012

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2012 - 5: Pertussis Awareness for Schools and
Athletics

Posted 7/26/2012

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2012 - 4: Wildfire Response Information Gathering
Posted 6/28/2012

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2012 - 3: Pertussis
Posted 5/15/2012

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2012 - 2: Case of Meningococcal Disease in Montana
Posted 3/09/2012

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2012 - 1: Recommendations for Use of Anti-virals for Influenza Season
Posted 2/14/2012

2011

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2011-20: First 2011 Montana Influenza Cases Identified

DPHHS HAN Advisory 2011-19: Pertussis in Montana

DPHHS HAN Advisory 2011-18: New Press Release on Norovirus in Montana

DPHHS HAN Advisory 2011-17: Norovirus in Montana

DPHHS HAN Update 2011-16: Listerosis in Montana

DPHHS HAN Update 2011-15: Listerosis in Montana

DPHHS HAN Advisory 2011-14: Salmonella Case in Montana

DPHHS HAN Advisory 2011-13: Reported Measles Cases on the Rise in the US

DPHHS HAN Advisory 2011-12: Probable Rubella in Montana

DPHHS HAN Advisory 2011-11: Q-Fever Among Montana Residents With Exposure To Goats

DPHHS HAN Advisory 2011-10: Notice to Health Care Providers — Shiga Toxin-producing E. coli Infections in U.S. Travelers Returning from Germany

DPHHS HAN Advisory 2011-9: FDA Warning against SimplyThick for Premature Infants

DPHHS HAN Advisory 2011-8: Flood Information Form

DPHHS HAN Advisory 2011-7: Take Care To Prevent Disease During Floods

DPHHS HAN Advisory 2011-6: Monitoring for Increased Levels of Radioactive Material in the US as a Result of the Incident with the Fukushima Nuclear Incident in Japan

DPHHS HAN UPDATE 2011–5: Questions and Answers Related to Recent Radiation Concerns

DPHHS HAN Advisory 2011-4: DPHHS recommendations for Montanans’ concern about radiation from Japan

DPHHS HAN Advisory 2011-3: Increase in gastroenteritis in Northern Montana caused by Shigella bacteria (shigellosis)

DPHHS HAN Advisory 2011-2: Best Practices for Health Care Professionals on the Use of Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) for Diagnosing Pertussis

DPHHS HAN Advisory 2011-1: CDC Guidance on the Use of Influenza Antiviral Agents and Rapid Influenza Diagnostic Tests during the 2010-2011 Influenza Season

2010

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2010 - 28: Increase in Pertussis Activity in Montana

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2010 - 27: Montana's First Confirmed Influenza Cases

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2010 - 26: DPHHS Urges Everyone 6 Months and Older to Get Vaccinated For Influenza

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2010 - 25: Increase in Pertussis Activity in Montana

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2010 -24: H1N1 Central Vaccine Recovery Program Update

Posted 9/9/2010

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2010 - 23: Sanofi Pasteur Influenza A (H1N1) 2009 Monovalent Vaccine in Multi-dose Vials —Shortened Shelf Life

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2010 - 22: Seasonal Influenza A (H3N2) Virus Infections

DPHHS HAN UPDATE 2010 - 21: UPDATE on Diarrheal Illness Outbreak in Southwestern Montana

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2010 - 20: Diarrheal Illness Outbreak in Southwestern Montana

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2010 - 19: Increased Potential for Dengue Infection in Travelers Returning from International and Selected Domestic Areas

DPPHS HAN ADVISORY 2010 - 18: Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever (RMSF) Infections in Montana

Posted 6/24/2010

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2010 - 17: Healthcare Professionals Warned Not To Use Certain Intravenous Metronidazole, Ondansetron, and Ciprofloxacin Due To Potential Contamination

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2010 - 16: FDA Revises Recommendations for Rotavirus Vaccines

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2010 - 15: Potential for Q Fever Infection Among Travelers Returning from Iraq and the Netherlands

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2010 - 14: CDC HAN regarding diagnosis of Dengue in ill persons returning from Hait

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2010 - 13: MedImmune recently issued a field correction for lots of 2009 H1N1 influenza vaccine in nasal sprayers

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2010 - 12: Recommendation to Temporarily Suspend Usage of GlaxoSmithKline Rotarix (Rotavirus) Vaccine

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2010 - 11: Notice to Providers Concerning Potential Cases of Mumps During a Multi-State Outbreak

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2010 - 10: N95 Mask Surplus and Letter to Hospital CEO's in Montana

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2010 - 9: Viral Gastroenteritis Outbreaks

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2010 - 8: REVISED: Sanofi Pasteur Monovalent 2009 (H1N1) Influenza Vaccine in Pre-Filled Syringes - Shortened Shelf Life of Certain Lots & Recall of Other Lots

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2010 -7: Shortened Expiration Date for H1N1 Pre-Filled Syringes

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2010 -6: Non-Safety-Related Voluntary Recall of Unused Doses from Certain Lots of Sanofi Pasteur H1N1 Vaccine in Pre-Filled Syringes

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2010 -5: Syphilis Cases Reported in Montana

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2010 -4: Surplus Supplies Available

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2010 -3: DPHHS has sent a release supporting National Influenza Vaccination Week

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2010 -2: Change in Expiration Date for 12 Lots of MedImmune H1N1 Vaccine

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2010 -1: 2009 H1N1 Vaccine Allocation and Ordering Methods Changing

2009

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2009 -45: MedImmune Monovalent 2009 (H1N1) Influenza Nasal Spray Vaccine - Shortened Shelf Life of Certain Lots

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2009 -44: Non-Safety Related Voluntary Recall of Certain Lots of Sanofi Pasteur H1N1 Pediatric (0.25 mL, for 6-35 month olds) Vaccine in Pre-Filled Syringes

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2009 -43: Expansion of 2009 H1N1 Vaccine Campaign to General Population

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2009 -42: DPHHS Warns of E-mail Scam Related to H1N1 Vaccine

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2009 -41: Updated DPHHS Recommendations Concerning 2009 H1N1 Vaccine

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2009 -40: 2009 H1N1 Pandemic Update Pneumococal Vaccination Recommended to Help prevent Secondary Infections

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2009 -39: Delayed Vaccine Recovered for Shipment and Updated Guidance for CSL’s 2009 H1N1 Monovalent Vaccine

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2009 -38: H1N1 Vaccine Receiving Checklist

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2009 -37: Key Issues for Clinicians Concerning Antiviral Treatments for 2009 H1N1

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2009 -36: Important Information Regarding the Availability of a New Influenza Antiviral Medication

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2009 -35: Important guidance regarding the use of influenza antiviral medications for persons with suspected or confirmed 2009 H1N1 influenza A infection

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2009 -34: DPHHS To Provide Up-To-Date Information Regarding Influenza Related Clinics

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2009 -33: Vaccine Allocation and Ordering Process

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2009 -32: Distinguishing Between Influenza, Pertussis and Viral URIs

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2009 -31: Antiviral Availability

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2009 -30: Update for Clinicians – Influenza Is Occurring, Recommendations for Use of Influenza Antiviral Medications and Laboratory Testing For Influenza

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2009 -29: Recommendation of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), 2009

DPHHS HAN UPDATE 2009 -28: DPHHS Press Release 8-12 "It's Not Too Early to Get Seasonal Influenza Vaccine, State Officials Say"

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2009 -27: Seasonal Influenza Vaccine Recommendations

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2009 -26: CDC Updates Recommendations for the Amount of Time Persons with Influenza-Like Illness should be Away from Others

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2009 -25: Montana Reports First H1N1 Influenza Death

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2009 -24: First Human Case of WNV 2009

DPHHS HAN UPDATE 2009 -23: Novel Influenza A H1N1 in Montana

DPHHS HAN UPDATE 2009 -22: New Guidance From The CDC For Your Information

DPHHS HAN UPDATE 2009 -21: CDC Health Update - 5/27/09 - CDC Guidance on Antiviral Treatment of Patients with Confirmed, Probable, or Suspected Cases of Novel Influenza A (H1N1)

DPHHS HAN UPDATE 2009 -20: Update: Novel Influenza A H1N1 in Montana

DPHHS HAN UPDATE 2009 -19: Influenza A H1 (Swine-Like) in Montana

DPHHS HAN UPDATE 2009 -18: CDC Confirms Montana’s First H1N1 (Swine) Influenza Case

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2009 -17: Conference Call Notice and 2 CDC INFO Service Messages

DPHHS HAN ALERT 2009 -16: First Probable Case of H1N1 (Swine) Influenza in Montana

DPHHS HAN UPDATE 2009 -15: NEW and UPDATED Interim CDC Guidance Documents on H1N1 Flu and DPHHS Conference Call Information Update

DPHHS HAN UPDATE 2009 -14: Use of Antiviral Medications for Influenza Infection

DPHHS HAN UPDATE 2009 -13: Updated Information On School Closures

DPHHS HAN UPDATE 2009 -12: Recommendations for Laboratory Testing and Anti-viral Use

DPHHS HAN UPDATE 2009 -11: DPHHS Conference Call on Swine Origin Influenza Virus

DPHHS HAN UPDATE 2009 -10: News From The Montana Department Of Public Health And Human Services (Swine-Origin Influenza Virus)

DPHHS HAN UPDATE 2009 -9: Interim Guidance-Children and Pregnant Women who may be Infected with Swine-Origin Influenza Virus: Considerations for Clinicians

DPHHS HAN UPDATE 2009 -8: Swine Flu Conference Call with DPHHS 2

DPHHS HAN UPDATE 2009 -7: Swine Flu Conference Call with DPHHS 1

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2009 -6: Swine Influenza Update and Interim Recommendations

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2009 -5: Swine Influenza

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2009 -4: Invasive Haemophilus influenzae Type B Disease in Young Children

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2009 -3: Lab confirmed cases of Meningococcal Disease in Montana

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2009 -2: Salmonella Cases in Montana Linked to National Outbreak

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2009 -1: CDC Investigation and Interim Recommendations: Outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium Infections -- United States, 2008-2009

2008

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 20081219: CDC Issues Interim Recommendations for the Use of Influenza Antiviral Medications in the Setting of Oseltamivir Resistance among Circulating Influenza A (H1N1) Viruses,

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 20081204: First Confirmed Case of Influenza (B) for the 2008-2009 Influenza Season

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 20080825: Rabies Vaccine Supply is Limited--Update as of August 22, 2008

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 20080815: UPDATE Changes in Ordering Procedures for Rabies Post-Exposure Prophylaxis

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 20080813: Changes in Vaccine Ordering Procedures for Rabies Post-Exposure Prophylaxis

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 20080620: Temporary Decrease in Human Rabies Vaccine Supplies

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 20080618: Potential Exposure to Lead in Artificial Turf

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 20080415: CDC Alert on Adverse Effects Associated with Consuming "Total Body Formula" and "Total Body Mega Formula"

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 20080403: Measles Outbreaks in the United States: Public health preparedness, control and response in healthcare settings and the community

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 20080314: Increase Pertussis Activity & Press Release

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 20080303: CDC Health Advisory on Ricin

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 20080229: Influenza Antiviral Use for Persons at High Risk for Influenza Complications or Who Have Severe Influenza Illness

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 20080227: Important Safety Information -- Revised Directions for Using Rabies Immune Globulin (Human), HyperRABT S/D in Fixed Needle 2 mL Pre-filled Syringe

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 20080220: Potential Health Effects Associated with Hydrazine and Satellite Re-entry

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 20080131: Influenza-Associated Pediatric Mortality and Staphylococcus aureus Co-infection