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Recognition, Testing, and Management of Avian Influenza in People Potentially Exposed to Infected Dairy Cattle or Other Animals

Central Idaho clinicians are encouraged to consider avian influenza infection in patients who present with influenza-like illness including isolated conjunctivitis or other symptoms of acute respiratory infection and have had recent close contact with animals known or suspected to have avian influenza A virus infection.

Recognition, Testing, and Management of Avian Influenza in Potentially Exposed Cats

Avian influenza A(H5N1) has been detected in cats on farms affected by an ongoing outbreak in dairy cows and backyard bird flocks.

Measles Advisory for Healthcare Providers

Increase in global and domestic measles cases: ensure everyone 6 months and older traveling internationally and children are current on MMR vaccination.

Pertussis Advisory For Health Care Providers

Pertussis cases in Idaho rising and outbreaks reported; early diagnosis and treatment critical to prevent spread.

Pertussis Advisory For Health Care Providers

During the month of January 2024, 3 confirmed cases of pertussis have been reported among Ada County residents with an additional 10 residents in contact with those becoming ill.

Consider Mpox in Patients with Rash Illness and Recent Travel to Democratic Republic of the Congo

An mpox outbreak caused by Clade I Monkeypox virus is spreading through sexually associated transmission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Mpox Outbreak and Update for Idaho Clinicians

Idaho is experiencing a new mpox (previously known as monkeypox) outbreak. After a year of no reported cases, 5 cases have been reported in the last month and 2 other reports are under investigation, all in Treasure Valley residents.

High Blood Lead Levels in Children Who Ate Recalled Cinnamon Applesauce Pouches

States are investigating cases of high blood lead levels (BLLs) in children who ate recalled cinnamon-containing applesauce products that were found to have high levels of lead.

Plague (Yersinia pestis) Confirmed in Ground Squirrels South of Boise; Central District Health Department Asks Providers to be Alert for Cases through June

Plague was confirmed today in a ground squirrel south of Boise. Ground squirrel die- offs have been detected this spring in an area from Boise south to the Snake River and from Kuna east to Mountain Home. No human cases have been detected at this time.

Central District Health Asks Providers to Include Measles in Differential Diagnosis for Patients with Febrile Rash Illness

At this time, there are no reported cases of measles in Idaho; however, there are ongoing measles outbreaks in Washington, New York and Texas. Health care providers should consider measles in patients presenting with a febrile rash illness and clinically compatible symptoms, especially if the patient recently travelled internationally or to areas in the United States experiencing a measles outbreak.
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