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UPDATE060217.pdf
  
HAN Summertime WNV Update 20176/2/2017
ADVISORY051817.pdf
  
Potential for Falsely Low Blood Lead Test Results from LeadCare Analyzers5/18/2017
ADVISORY051517.pdf
  
Prolonged IgM Antibody Response in People Infected with Zika 5/17/2017
UPDATE041717.pdf
  
Measles Update4/17/2017
UPDATE040517.pdf
  
TICK-BORNE DISEASES IN NEBRASKA4/5/2017
UPDATE032717.pdf
  
Additional exposure identified from confirmed case of Measles 3/27/2017
Advisory032317.pdf
  
Confirmed case of Measles with exposures in Omaha, Papillion, La Vista3/23/2017
UPDATE020617.pdf
  
Reportable Disease Regulations Update2/6/2017
ADVISORY012717.pdf
  
Seoul Virus Outbreak1/30/2017
ADVISORY011117.pdf
  
Norovirus1/11/2017
UPDATE121216.pdf
  
Follow-up: Contamination of heater cooler devices with M. chimaera12/14/2016
ADVISORY121416.pdf
  
CDC Guidance for Travel and Testing of Pregnant Women and Women of Reproductive Age for Zika Virus Infection Related to the Investigation for Local Mosquito-borne Zika Virus Transmission in Brownsville, Cameron County, Texas12/14/2016
UPDATE120616.pdf
  
Contamination of Open Heart Surgery Heater-Cooler Devices with M. chimaera12/7/2016
UPDATE111816.pdf
  
Increase in Guillain-Barre Syndrome and Acute Flaccid Myelitis Cases 11/18/2016
UPDATE103116.pdf
  
2016-17 Influenza Vaccination and Testing Guidelines11/1/2016
ADVISORY101916.pdf
  
Updated Guidance for Travel and Testing of Pregnant Women and Zika10/27/2016
ADVISORY101316.pdf
  
CDC Advises Hospitals to Alert Patients at Risk from Contaminated Heater-Cooler10/21/2016
UPDATE092016.pdf
  
CDC Updates Guidance for Travel and Testing of Pregnant Women and Women of Reproductive Age for Zika Virus Infection9/22/2016
UPDATE072916.pdf
  
Addition of Acute Flaccid Myelitis to Nebraska Reportable Disease List7/29/2016
ADVISORY070516.pdf
  
Subsequent Zika virus IgM Antibody Testing7/5/2016
ADIVISORY062916.pdf
  
Multi-state outbreak of Burkholderia cepacia infections6/30/2016
UPDATE060816.pdf
  
Measures to Control Mumps Outbreak Including Mumps Vaccine6/9/2016
ADVISORY053116.pdf
  
Mumps Outbreak Update5/31/2016
ADVISORY051916.pdf
  
Mumps Outbreak5/20/2016
ADVISORY041416.pdf
  
Laboratory Handling and Diagnostics for Francisella tularensis4/14/2016
ADVISORY032816.pdf
  
Tick-Borne Diseases in Nebraska3/28/2016
ADVISORY022516.pdf
  
Pediatric Influenza Death2/26/2016
UPDATE021816.pdf
  
Influenza Health Advisory2/18/2016
ADVISORY020916.pdf
  
Zika Virus Background and Recommendations2/9/2016
ADVISORY020816.pdf
  
Increases in Fentanyl Drug Confiscations and Fentanyl-related Overdose Fatalities2/8/2016
ADVISORY012716.pdf
  
CDC Urging Dialysis Providers and Facilities to Assess and Improve1/29/2016
UPDATE100215.pdf
  
CDC/FDA Health Update about the Immediate Need for Healthcare Facilities to Review Procedures for Cleaning, Disinfecting, and Sterilizing Reusable Medical Devices10/2/2015
ADVISORY092215.pdf
  
LB 390 Expanded use of Naloxone9/22/2015
ADVISORY091715.pdf
  
Laboratory Handling and Diagnostics for Francisella tularensis9/18/2015
ADVISORY051315.pdf
  
Tick-Borne Diseases in Nebraska8/14/2015
ADVISORY061915.pdf
  
Clinical Considerations for the Evaluation of Ill Travelers from Liberia to the United States7/2/2015
ADVISORY062615.pdf
  
Summertime Infectious Disease Update: West Nile Virus & Influenza7/2/2015
ADVISORY061115.pdf
  
Updated Information and Guidelines for Evaluation of Patients for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) Infection6/15/2015
ADVISORY060515.pdf
  
Nebraska Impact of Avian Influenza6/5/2015
ADVISORY051515.pdf
  
Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza5/18/2015
ADVISORY042415.pdf
  
Outbreak of Recent HIV and HCV Infections among Persons Who Inject Drugs4/28/2015
ADVISORY012315.pdf
  
U.S. Multi-state Measles Outbreak, December 2014-January 20151/26/2015
UPDATE010915.pdf
  
CDC Health Update Regarding Treatment of Patients with Influenza with Antiviral Medications1/9/2015
UPDATE012114.pdf
  
Update: 2013–14 Influenza Status and Laboratory Testing Guidelines12/11/2014
ADVISORY120314.pdf
  
CDC Health Advisory Regarding the Potential for Circulation of Drifted Influenza A (H3N2) Viruses12/4/2014
ADVISORY112514.pdf
  
Enhanced Airport Entry Screening and Active Post-Arrival Monitoring for People Traveling to the United States from Mali11/26/2014
ADVISORY112514-2.pdf
  
Fatal Gastrointestinal Mucormycosis in an Infant Following Ingestion of Contaminated Dietary Supplement – Connecticut, 201411/26/2014
UPDATE111414.pdf
  
2014-15 Influenza Vaccination and Testing Guidelines11/17/2014
ADVISORY102414.pdf
  
Laboratory Guidelines for Handling Specimens from Patients Under Investigation (PUI) for Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in Nebraska10/24/2014
ADVISORY101514.pdf
  
Public Health Recommendations for Suspected Meningococcal Infection10/16/2014
ADVISORY100214.pdf
  
Evaluating Patients for Possible Ebola Virus Disease: Recommendations for Healthcare Personnel and Health Officials10/3/2014
ADVISORY092614.pdf
  
Acute Neurologic Illness with Focal Limb Weakness of Unknown Etiology in Children9/29/2014
ADVISORY091214.pdf
  
Severe Respiratory Illness Associated with Enterovirus D68 – Multiple States, 20149/17/2014
ADVISORY090814.pdf
  
Respiratory Illnesses Due to Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) in Neighboring9/9/2014
UPDATE082514.pdf
  
HAN 367: Ebola Response Update #38/26/2014
UPDATE081314.pdf
  
HAN 365: CDC Ebola Update #18/18/2014
ADVISORY081214.pdf
  
Ebola Screening Recommendations for Traveling and International Students & Faculty8/13/2014
ADVISORY072814.pdf
  
Ebola Virus Disease Confirmed in a Traveler to Nigeria, Two U.S. Healthcare Workers in Liberia8/4/2014
ADVISORY080114.pdf
  
Guidelines for Evaluation of US Patients Suspected8/4/2014
ADVISORY071814.pdf
  
Measles Outbreak7/21/2014
UPDATE062714.pdf
  
Summertime Infectious Disease Update: West Nile Virus & Influenza6/30/2014
ADVISORY062014.pdf
  
Recognition and Management of Pesticide Poisoning6/20/2014
ADVISORY060214.pdf
  
Guidance to US Clinicians Regarding New WHO Polio Vaccination Requirements for Travel by Residents of and Long-term Visitors to Countries with Active Polio Transmission6/3/2014
UPDATE052114.pdf
  
Enhanced surveillance for Cyclospora cayetanensis infections5/22/2014
ADVISORY052014.pdf
  
Tick Borne Diseases in Nebraska5/21/2014
ADVISORY050314.pdf
  
Confirmed Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) Case in Indiana5/6/2014
Update050214.pdf
  
Updated Guidance for the Evaluation of Severe Respiratory Illness Associated with Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV)5/6/2014
ADVISORY020314.pdf
  
Influenza Recommendations to Patients2/3/2014
ADVISORY011614.pdf
  
Human Infection with Avian Influenza A (H5N1) Virus1/16/2014
ADVISORY122613.pdf
  
Early Reports of 2009 H1N1-Associated Illnesses for the 2013-2014 Influenza Season12/26/2013
ADVISORY121313.pdf
  
Notice to Public Health Officials and Clinicians: Recognizing, Managing, and Reporting Chikungunya Virus Infections in Travelers Returning from the Caribbean12/13/2013
UPDATE102413.pdf
  
Influenza Vaccination and Laboratory Testing Guidelines10/25/2013
ADVISORY100813.pdf
  
Acute Hepatitis and Liver Failure Following the Use of a Dietary10/11/2013
ADVISORY090513.pdf
  
Nationwide Shortage of Tuberculin Skin Test Antigens9/5/2013
ADVISORY082613.pdf
  
Drug Available Directly from CDC for the Treatment of Ameba Infections8/26/2013
UPDATE081913.pdf
  
Updated Guidance for the Evaluation of Severe Respiratory Illness Associated8/19/2013
ADVISORY071113.pdf
  
Recommendations for Laboratory Testing for Acetyl Fentanyl and Treatment for Overdoses7/11/2013
ADVISORY070513.pdf
  
Outbreak of Cyclospora Gastroenteritis7/5/2013
ADVISORY070513-2.pdf
  
Variant Influenza Virus (H3N2v) Infections7/5/2013
ADVISORY070313.pdf
  
Outbreak of Cyclospora Gastroenteritis7/3/2013
UPDATE070313.pdf
  
Summertime Infectious Disease Update: West Nile Virus & Influenza7/3/2013
Advisory061213.pdf
  
Nationwide Shortage of Doxycycline: Resources for Providers and Recommendations for Patient Care6/12/2013
Update060713A.pdf
  
Human Infections with Avian Influenza A (H7N9) Viruses6/7/2013
Update060713B.pdf
  
Updated Guidelines for Evaluation of Severe Respiratory Illness Associated with Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV)6/7/2013
ADVISORY060313.pdf
  
Increase in Pertussis6/3/2013
Update042513.pdf
  
Novel Influenza A (H7N9) Virus Update4/25/2013
Advisory041713.pdf
  
Resources Available for Local and State Public Health Officials: Preparing for and Responding to Bombing Events4/17/2013
ADVISORY041213.pdf
  
Nationwide Shortage of Tuberculin Skin Test Antigens: CDC Recommendations4/12/2013
Advisory040513.pdf
  
HAN Advisory Human Infections with Novel Influenza A (H7N9) Viruses April 5, 20134/5/2013
Advisory030813.pdf
  
Updated Guidelines for Evaluation of Severe Respiratory Illnesses Associated with a Novel Coronavirus3/8/2013
Update030413.pdf
  
 Continued Vigilance Urged for Fungal Infections among Patients Who Received Contaminated Steroid Injections3/4/2013
Advisory021513.pdf
  
New Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae Warrant Additional Action by Healthcare Providers2/15/2013
Advisory012913.pdf
  
Recommendations for Drug Allocation, Tuberculosis Prevention, and Patient Care During Isoniazid Shortages1/29/2013
Update012513.pdf
  
Recommendations on Nebraska Public Health Laboratory (NPHL) Influenza Testing1/25/2013
Advisory011513.pdf
  
Notice to Clinicians: Summary of CDC Recommendations for Influenza Antiviral Medications1/15/2013
Update010313.pdf
  
Preventing and Containing Norovirus Outbreaks1/3/2013
Advisory122812.pdf
  
Preventing and Containing Norovirus Outbreaks at Long Term Care Centers and Assisted Living Facilities12/28/2012
Update122012.pdf
  
Multistate Outbreak of Fungal Meningitis and Other Infections Associated with Contaminated Steroid Medication12/20/2012
Update120412.pdf
  
Multistate Outbreak of Fungal Meningitis and Other Infections Associated with Contaminated Steroid Medication12/4/2012
Advisory112812.pdf
  
Health Concerns about Misuse of Pesticides for Bed Bug Control11/28/2012
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