ALERT HAN Messages

The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) has created the Alabama Emergency Response Technology (ALERT) to push health alert network (HAN) messages via email to healthcare providers statewide. ALERT HAN and FDA messages are intended to keep healthcare providers updated on new or emerging healthcare-related situations. ADPH will also send out the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) HAN messages using ALERT.

If traveling out of the country, review CDC Travel Health Notices.

ADPH ALERT Messages

07/23/2020
New Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Guidelines for the Duration of Isolation and Precautions for Adults with SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19)

05/15/2020
Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) Potentially Associated with COVID-19

05/08/2020
FDA Advises Caution on Use of Hydroxychloroquine Outside of Hospital and Clinical Trials

05/06/2020
UPDATE to COVID-19 Testing to Include Asymptomatic, High Risk Groups

04/24/2020
UPDATE to COVID-19 Testing and Specimen Collection

04/17/2020
Stay at Home Order Applicability Regarding Dental, Medical and Surgical Procedures

03/30/2020
Alternative Testing Methods for SARS-CoV2 (COVID-19)

03/26/2020
Prescribing Medications during SARS-CoV2 (COVID-19)

03/25/2020
COVID-19 Guidance for Delivering Healthcare Professionals

03/23/2020
SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Testing Criteria Revised
URGENT UPDATE: Changes to Testing Criteria to Focus Testing on Patients Most at Risk

03/16/2020
UPDATE COVID-19 (03-16-2020)

03/06/2020
COVID‐19 Testing is Available to Providers in Alabama

02/11/2020
A Devastating Surge in Congenital Syphilis in Alabama

01/02/2020
NEW Zika and Dengue Testing Guidance

08/22/2019
Report Possible Cases of Vaping-associated Pulmonary Illness

08/19/2019
Hepatitis A Outbreak Now Includes Jefferson County

06/12/2019
Summary for vaccination of adults against measles and assessing immunity

05/22/2019
Diseases and Conditions that Alabama Physicians are Required to Report

05/10/2019
Presumptive positive case of measles tests negative by CDC

05/03/2019
First presumptive positive case of measles in Alabama_190503

05/02/2019
First presumptive positive case of measles in Alabama

04/24/2019
Tennessee (TN) measles case traveled through Alabama and made two stops

03/19/2019
Northeast Alabama Hepatitis A Outbreak Continues to Spread

02/11/2019
Hepatitis A virus identified in a food handler in Montgomery: Update

02/08/2019
Hepatitis A virus identified in a food handler in Montgomery

01/07/2019
Alabama's Hepatitis A Outbreak Continues to Spread

12/21/2018
ADPH Needs Your Help to Stop the Spread of a Hepatitis A Outbreak

11/09/2018
Acute Flaccid Myelitis - What Health Providers Need to Know

11/08/2018
Acute Flaccid Myelitis

10/19/2018
Increased Reporting of Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease in Jefferson County

10/02/2018
Pneumococcal Disease in Barbour County

08/03/2018
Notifiable Disease Rules Updated List of Reportable Conditions, Effective 8/4/2018

08/02/2018
Multiple County Pertussis Outbreak

05/07/2018
Vitamin K-dependent Coagulopathy Associated with Synthetic Cannabinoid Use

01/11/2018
An Outbreak of Seasonal Influenza

09/07/2016
Changes to Zika Consultation Process and Clarification on Who Should Be Tested

08/10/2016
Recommendations for Assessing & Testing Pregnant Patients

05/18/2016
Alabama Department of Public Health educates statewide youth about the Zika virus

05/18/2016
The Alabama Department of Public Health and Commercial Zika Testing

04/12/2016
ADPH urges pregnant women and women planning to becomee pregnant to avoid travel to Zika-affected countries

02/09/2016
Zika Virus Infection

01/21/2016
Zika Virus Infection in Travelers from the Americas, Caribbean, and Mexico

CDC HAN Messages

07/05/2020
Serious Adverse Health Events Associated with Methanol-based Hand Sanitizers

06/18/2020
Detection of Ciprofloxacin-resistant, ß-lactamase-producing Neisseria meningitidis Serogroup Y Isolates, United States, 2019–2020

05/14/2020
Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) Associated with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

03/28/2020
Severe Illness Associated with Using Non-Pharmaceutical Chloroquine Phosphate to Prevent and Treat Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

03/17/2020
Information and Guidance about Global Travel on Cruise Ships, Including River Cruises, due to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) UPDATED 03-17-2020

03/08/2020
Update and Interim Guidance on Outbreak of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

01/10/2020
Elevated Influenza Activity: Influenza B/Victoria and A(H1N1)pdm09 Viruses are the Predominant Viruses

01/08/2020
Outbreak of Pneumonia of Unknown Etiology (PUE) in Wuhan, China

12/16/2019
Guidance for Using Rapid Diagnostic Tests for Ebola in the United States

11/15/2019
Hot Tub Displays and Legionella Risk—Guidance for Environmental and Public Health Practitioners

08/30/2019
Severe Pulmonary Disease Associated with Using E-Cigarette Products

06/06/2019
Nationwide Shortage of Tuberculin Skin Test Antigens: CDC Recommendations for Patient Care and Public Health Practice

03/28/2019
Influenza Season Continues with an Increase in Influenza A(H3N2) Activity

03/25/2019
Update: Widespread Outbreaks of Hepatitis A among People Who Use Drugs and People Experiencing Homelessness across the United States

01/24/2019
Third Case of Rifampin/Penicillin-Resistant Strain of RB51 Brucella from Consuming Raw Milk

12/10/2018
Update—Outbreak of Life-threatening Coagulopathy Associated with Synthetic Cannabinoids Use -- 2018

10/16/2018
Key Points—Acute Flaccid Myelitis in the U.S., 2014-2018

09/16/2018
Hurricane Florence—Clinical Guidance for Carbon Monoxide (CO) Poisoning

09/10/2018
Outbreak of Salmonella Infections Linked to Gravel Ridge Farms Shell Eggs

09/07/2018
Advice to Clinicians about Leptospirosis in U.S. Travelers Returning from Northern Israel

07/11/2018
Rising Numbers of Deaths Involving Fentanyl and Fentanyl Analogs, Including Carfentanil, and Increased Usage and Mixing with Non-opioids

06/11/2018
Outbreak of Hepatitis A Virus (HAV) Infections Among Persons Who Use Drugs and Persons Experiencing Homelessness

06/07/2018
Update – CDC Recommendations for Managing and Reporting Shigella Infections with Possible Reduced Susceptibility to Ciprofloxacin

05/25/2018
Outbreak of Life-threatening Coagulopathy Associated with Synthetic Cannabinoids Use

12/27/2017
Seasonal Influenza A(H3N2) Activity and Antiviral Treatment of Patients with Influenza

10/24/2017
Advice for Health Care Providers Treating Patients in or Recently Returned from Hurricane-Affected Areas, Including Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands

09/13/2017
Rifampin/Penicillin-Resistant Strain of RB51 Brucella Contracted from Consumption of Raw Milk - 2017

09/02/2017
Hurricane Harvey—Clinical Guidance for Carbon Monoxide (CO) Poisoning

08/07/2017
Increase in Reported cases of Cyclospora cayetanensis Infection, United States, Summer 2017

07/07/2017
Patients Receiving Eculizumab (Soliris®) at High Risk for Invasive Meningococcal Disease Despite Vaccination

05/17/2017
Potential for Falsely Low Blood Lead Test Results from LeadCare® Analyzers

05/05/2017
Prolonged IgM Antibody Response in People Infected with Zika Virus: Implications for Interpreting Serologic Testing Results for Pregnant Women

04/18/2017
CDC Recommendations for Diagnosing and Managing Shigella Strains with Possible Reduced Susceptibility to Ciprofloxacin

01/24/2017
Investigation of Seoul Virus Outbreak Associated with Home-based, Rat-breeding Facilities in Wisconsin and Illinois - 2017

12/14/2016
Guidance for Travel & Testing of Pregnant Women and Women of Reproductive Age for Zika related to the Investigation for Local Mosquito-Born Zika Transmission in Brownsville, Cameron Co., Texas

10/13/2016
CDC Advises Hospitals to Alert Patients at Risk from Contaminated Heater-Cooler Devices Used during Cardiac Surgery

08/24/2016
CDC Expands Guidance for Travel and Testing of Pregnant Women,Women of Reproductive age, and Their Partners for Zika Virus Transmission

07/12/2016
CDC Recommendations for Subsequent Zika IgM Antibody Testing

06/13/2016
Alert to U.S. Healthcare Facilities: First mcr-1 Gene in E.Coli Bacteria found in Human in the United States

05/26/2016
Diagnostic Testing of Urine Specimens for Suspected Zika Virus Infections

02/23/2016
Interim guidelines for Prevention of Sexual Transmission of Zika Virus - United States 2016

02/04/2016
Flu Season Begins: Severe Influenza Illness Reported

01/27/2016
Dialysis Providers Urged to Assess Infection Control Practices to Stop Hep. C Transmission in Hemodialysis Patients

01/15/2016
Recognizing, Managing, and Reporting Zika Virus Infecitions in Travelers Returning from Central America, South America, the Caribbean, and Mexico

HAN ALERT Archives





Page last updated: July 24, 2020