Updated Guidance on Outbreak of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

February 27, 2020

The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) continues to monitor and respond to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. This health alert provides a situational update and current guidance related to COVID-19.

Update and Guidance on Outbreak of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

January 23, 2020

As of January 21, 2020, several hundred human infections with a novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) have been confirmed in China with at least 17 reported deaths.

Outbreak of Pneumonia of Unknown Etiology (PUE) in Wuhan, China

January 10, 2020

The CDC is closely monitoring a reported cluster of pneumonia of unknown etiology (PUE) with possible epidemiologic links to a large wholesale fish and live animal market in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China.

William Cooke, MD, FAAFP, Honored With Two Awards

December 6, 2019

This year, Dr. William Cooke became the first ever physician to receive a Pillar of Excellence award.

Update: Availability of Rabies Vaccine and Immune Globulin

November 27, 2019

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently reported a limited or unavailable supply for both rabies vaccine and rabies immune globulin.

Improving Adolescent & Young Adult Depression Screening in Indiana Practices

November 26, 2019

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Confirmed Mumps Exposure At The FFA Convention

November 1, 2019

The Marion County Public Health Department and ISDH are investigating a confirmed case of mumps in an individual who attended the National FFA Convention.

Identification of Disseminated Gonococcal Infection (DGI) Cases in Indiana

October 29, 2019

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) continues to investigate a cluster of what is now ten cases of DGI in southwest Michigan over the past 3 months.

Recent Identification of Candida auris Case in Indiana

October 18, 2019

The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) recently identified a patient infected with Candida auris (C. auris).

Two New Vaping Related Deaths

October 10, 2019

Update on Severe Respiratory Illness among Persons Who Reported Vaping.

William Cooke, MD, Honored With Ryan White Distinguished Leadership Award

October 9, 2019

IAFP member William Cooke, MD, FAAFP, AAHIVS, will present the Ryan White & William L. Yarber Lecture and receive the Ryan White Distinguished Leadership Award.

Health Officials Confirm First Vaping-Related Death Of An Indiana Resident

September 12, 2019

The ISDH has confirmed the first death of an adult Indiana resident due to severe lung injury who reported vaping. Nationally, this is the third reported death.

Eastern Equine Encephalitis Virus Activity Detected in Northern Indiana

September 12, 2019

Eastern equine encephalitis virus (EEEV) is a reportable mosquito-borne virus that can be transmitted in Indiana by mosquitoes of the genera Aedes, Coquillettidia, and Culex.

Severe Respiratory Illness Among Indiana Residents Who Reported Vaping

August 14, 2019

The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) has been responding to reports of individuals with severe acute respiratory illness who reported recent vaping or dabbing (vaping marijuana oils, extracts, or concentrates).

Tobacco 21 Press Conferences in South Bend and Terre Haute

May 29, 2019

Senator Todd Young will head to South Bend on 5/29 and Terre Haute on 5/31 to share legislation he recently introduced in Congress that would prohibit the purchase of tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, to anyone under the age of 21.

Healthcare Providers Reminded to Stay Vigilant Against Hepatitis A as Outbreak Tops 1,400 Cases

May 24, 2019

Indiana has been experiencing an outbreak of hepatitis A for more than 18 months, and new cases continue to be identified.

2019 IAFP Research Day Prize Winners

May 22, 2019

Congratulations to this year's IAFP Research Day prize winners!

Recommendations for Adult Measles Vaccination

May 22, 2019

ISDH has shared additional measles information in their latest Health Alert, clarifying vaccination recommendations.

Updated Measles Guide

May 3, 2019

The Indiana State Department of Health is distributing an updated Measles Guide for Healthcare Providers.

VIM-producing CRPA among Adult Patients Who Underwent Bariatric Surgery In Mexico

March 13, 2019

Several state health departments and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are investigating 16 infections of Verona Integron-mediated Metallo-ß-lactamase (VIM)-producing carbapenem-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa (CRPA) among adult patients who underwent bariatric surgery in Mexico.