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  • Health Advisory: Steps you can take to eliminate Hepatitis C in Kitsap County

    Health Advisory: Steps you can take to eliminate Hepatitis C in Kitsap County

    May is Hepatitis Awareness Month. See recommendations below to effectively screen for, test, and treat HCV.  ACTIONS REQUESTED SCREEN AND TEST FOR HEPATITIS C BE AWARE that CDC has updated hepatitis C (HCV) screening recommendations. The recommendations are as follows:  SCREEN all adults aged 18 years or older for HCV at least once in their lifetime…

  • Health Advisory: Pertussis increase in Washington

    Health Advisory: Pertussis increase in Washington

    ACTIONS REQUESTED BE AWARE of an increase in pertussis has been reported in some areas of Washington state and that patients with a history of receiving pertussis vaccine can still get pertussis.  Persons at high risk for pertussis:   CONSIDER pertussis infection in the following situations:   IF YOU SUSPECT PERTUSSIS IN A PATIENT:   Diagnosing pertussis can be difficult, particularly during the early…

  • Kitsap Respiratory Illness Report: April 21-27

    Kitsap Respiratory Illness Report: April 21-27

    Click here to access week 17 of the Kitsap Respiratory Illness Report. In the week ending April 27, local indicators for influenza, COVID-19 and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) remained low. Fewer than 10 emergency department (ED) visits were attributable to any one of the three monitored respiratory viruses (COVID-19, influenza, RSV).  Kitsap sentinel reporting labs reported 19…

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