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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.

Delta Variant Update

July 2, 2021

The B.1.617.2/Delta variant, first identified in India, has multiple mutations in its spike protein allowing it to be more transmissible than any other variant to date.

Multistate Investigation of Non-travel Associated Burkholderia pseudomallei Infections

June 30, 2021

Multistate Investigation of Non-travel Associated Burkholderia pseudomallei Infections (Melioidosis) in Three Patients: Kansas, Texas, and Minnesota.

COVID-19 Vaccines For Pregnant Individuals

June 18, 2021

State Health Commissioner Dr. Kristina Box is asking for your help in talking with pregnant individuals about the COVID-19 vaccine.

Legionellosis Testing and Building Reopening

June 11, 2021

The Indiana Department of Health (IDOH) is alerting healthcare providers to an anticipated seasonal increase in Legionella infections combined with the associated potential increase of cases resulting from building reopenings.

Increased Interseasonal Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) Activity in Parts of the Southern United States

June 10, 2021

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is issuing this health advisory to notify clinicians and caregivers about increased interseasonal respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) activity across parts of the Southern United States.

Toolkit Provides Resources For Patients About The Safe And Effective COVID-19 Vaccine

May 19, 2021

The Indiana Department of Health is pleased to share a toolkit to give you quick access to the facts and benefits of the safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine.

Increased Risk Of Infections From Medical Tourism

May 17, 2021

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is investigating eight highly antibiotic-resistant infections of Verona Integron-mediated Metallo-ß-lactamase (VIM)-producing carbapenem-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa (CRPA) among adult patients who underwent surgery or invasive procedures in Mexico within the past year.

IDOH Prepares To Distribute COVID-19 Vaccine To Physicians

April 15, 2021

The COVID-19 vaccine is now available in large enough supplies that the Indiana Department of Health (IDOH) will soon be able to distribute doses for physicians to administer.