Kitsap Provider Resources

Health Advisory: COVID-19 and Monkeypox Update for Providers

Actions Requested COVID-19 Be aware, emergency use of the Novavax COVID-19 vaccine was authorized as a two-dose primary series in individuals 12 through 17 years of age on August 19, 2022 by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration. They analyzed the vaccine in this age group and found it to be safe and effective. The Health Advisory: COVID-19 and Monkeypox Update for Providers

Kitsap Respiratory Illness Report: July 17 – August 13, 2022

Click here to access the latest Kitsap Respiratory Illness Report: 07.17.22 – 08.13.22.

Health Advisory: Monkeypox Update

August 24, 2022 Actions Requested Clinicians should suspect Monkeypox virus infection in any patient presenting with one or more lesions that suggest monkeypox infection, regardless of the patient’s age, social history, gender, or sexual identity. Recently, the first cases of monkeypox in cisgender adult females and an adolescent under the age of 18 were reported in Health Advisory: Monkeypox Update

Health Advisory: Kitsap Monkeypox Webinar on Tuesday, August 9

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CLICK HERE TO REGISTER Please join Kitsap Public Health District for a monkeypox informational webinar on Tuesday, Aug. 9, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. This webinar is clinician-focused and will cover the following topics: Monkeypox Outbreak Overview and Status Update Clinical Recognition and Pathology Testing Infection Prevention Vaccination Treatment Public Health Role and Follow Up There will be Health Advisory: Kitsap Monkeypox Webinar on Tuesday, August 9

Health Advisory: Monkeypox Update

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First probable case of monkeypox reported in Kitsap County. The resident, an adult male, tested positive this week for Orthopoxvirus. The CDC will conduct follow-up testing to confirm the case. More than 100 cases of monkeypox have been identified in Washington since May, with the majority of cases reported in King County. Actions Requested Report Health Advisory: Monkeypox Update

Kitsap Respiratory Illness Report: June 19 – July 16, 2022

Click here to access the latest Kitsap Respiratory Illness Report: 6.19.22 – 7.16.22.

Health Advisory: Updates and Recommendations for Suspected Cases of Monkeypox Virus Infection

Actions Requested Be aware of recent cases of Monkeypox identified in King County residents that did not report any travel during the exposure period, suggesting local virus transmission. Report suspected cases of Monkeypox virus infection to Kitsap Public Health District 24/7 by calling 360-728-2235 or use the Reportable Disease Fax Form and fax to 360-813-1168 with any corresponding lab results. Be Health Advisory: Updates and Recommendations for Suspected Cases of Monkeypox Virus Infection

Health Advisory: H5 Avian Influenza Updates

Actions Requested Be aware, on Wednesday June 29, 2022, a backyard flock of ducks in Kitsap County tested positive for highly pathogenic avian influence (HPAI). USDA press release, June 30, 2022 Any individuals identified during the investigation as having been potentially exposed will be monitored by the Kitsap Public Health District for 10 days and Health Advisory: H5 Avian Influenza Updates

Kitsap Respiratory Illness Report: June 12 – June 18, 2022

Click here to access the latest Kitsap Respiratory Illness Report: 6.12.22 – 6.18.22.

Health Advisory: COVID-19 Updates for Providers

Actions Requested Be aware, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup have concluded that vaccines are safe and effective for children 6 months and older are eligible for a primary series of COVID 19 vaccine. Two different vaccines are available for the younger pediatric age group. Pfizer-BioNTech is Health Advisory: COVID-19 Updates for Providers