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Monkeypox Updates

June 10, 2022

The CDC is tracking several cases of monkeypox that have been reported in countries where monkeypox is not endemic.

Monkeypox Virus In The US And Other Non-Endemic Countries

May 20, 2022

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health and CDC are investigating a confirmed case of monkeypox in an adult male Massachusetts resident with history of travel to Canada.

Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza A(H5N1) Virus: Recommendations for Human Health Investigations and Response

April 30, 2022

A person has tested positive for avian influenza A(H5) virus (H5 bird flu) in the U.S.

Recommendations For Adenovirus Testing And Reporting Of Children With Acute Hepatitis Of Unknown Etiology

April 21, 2022

The CDC is issuing this Health Alert Network (HAN) Health Advisory to notify clinicians and public health authorities of a cluster of children identified with hepatitis and adenovirus infection.

HIV Primary Care Workforce Survey

April 7, 2022

The HIV healthcare workforce is aging, and fewer new providers are training to become HIV care specialists, so the need for an adequate workforce with HIV expertise is essential.

Childhood Blood Lead Medical Management Guidelines For Providers In Indiana

March 10, 2022

Read a new document from IDOH including a lead toxicity overview, Indiana requirements and recommendations, a guide to a verbal risk assessment, and more.

Recall of Infant Formula Linked to Cronobacter sakazakii and Salmonella Newport

February 22, 2022

The U.S. FDA, along with the CDC, are investigating four consumer complaints of infant illness received from September 20, 2021, to January 11, 2022, related to infant formula products from the Abbott Nutrition facility in Sturgis, MI.

National Women Physicians Day

February 3, 2022

February 3 is National Women Physicians Day.

Guidelines For The Use Of Monoclonal Antibody And Antiviral Therapeutics

January 4, 2022

Read the latest health alerts from the Indiana Dept. of Health.

Rapid Increase of Omicron Variant Infections in the United States: Management of Healthcare Personnel with SARS-CoV-2 Infection or Exposure

December 24, 2021

CDC is updating recommendations to enhance protection for healthcare personnel, patients, and visitors, and ensure adequate staffing in healthcare facilities.

Increasing Seasonal Influenza A (H3N2) Activity, Especially Among Young Adults and in College and University Settings

November 24, 2021

The Indiana Department of Health wishes to alert clinicians to the increasing seasonal Influenza A activity in young adults and college and university while SARS-CoV-2 is also circulating.

Hoosiers Ages 5-11 Now Eligible To Receive COVID-19 Vaccine

November 3, 2021

The Indiana Department of Health announced today that Hoosiers ages 5 to 11 are now eligible for a free COVID-19 vaccine.

Syphilis Screening During Pregnancy

November 2, 2021

Indiana is experiencing a significant increase in the number of women with infectious syphilis.

Executive Order Extends Deadline For License Renewals And Opioid CME Requirements

October 20, 2021

An Executive Order signed by Gov. Eric J. Holcomb on September 30, 2021, extends the deadline for license renewals and opioid CME requirements.

Teresa Lovins, MD, Elected To AAFP Board Of Directors

September 28, 2021

We are thrilled to share that Teresa L. Lovins, MD, FAAFP has been elected to the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) Board of Directors.

Pfizer COVID-19 Booster Doses

September 24, 2021

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) reviewed the U.S. FDA’s amended Emergency Use Authorization of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for booster doses.

First West Nile Virus Case Of 2021 Identified In A Lake County Resident

September 10, 2021

State health officials are urging Indiana residents to protect themselves from mosquito bites following the identification of the first West Nile virus case of 2021 in a Lake County resident and the detection of West Nile virus in mosquitoes in multiple counties.

Indiana's Primary Care Physicians Urge Masks in Schools and Fight Against Disinformation

August 14, 2021

Read the full letter from the Indiana Academy of Family Physicians and the Indiana Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Recall of MediChoice M500812 Ultrasound Gel

August 12, 2021

The CDC is assisting the FDA and several state and local health departments with an ongoing investigation of Burkholderia cepacia complex (Bcc) infections in healthcare facilities.

Arthropod-Borne Viral (Arboviral) Disease Advisory

July 22, 2021

This advisory provides current information on the clinical presentation, diagnosis, and treatment of common arthropod-borne viral (arboviral) diseases in Indiana, such as those transmitted by mosquitoes and ticks.