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.
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.
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.
This year, Dr. William Cooke became the first ever physician to receive a Pillar of Excellence award.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently reported a limited or unavailable supply for both rabies vaccine and rabies immune globulin.
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The Marion County Public Health Department and ISDH are investigating a confirmed case of mumps in an individual who attended the National FFA Convention.
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.
The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) recently identified a patient infected with Candida auris (C. auris).
Update on Severe Respiratory Illness among Persons Who Reported Vaping.
IAFP member William Cooke, MD, FAAFP, AAHIVS, will present the Ryan White & William L. Yarber Lecture and receive the Ryan White Distinguished Leadership Award.
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 (EEEV) is a reportable mosquito-borne virus that can be transmitted in Indiana by mosquitoes of the genera Aedes, Coquillettidia, and Culex.
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).
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.
Indiana has been experiencing an outbreak of hepatitis A for more than 18 months, and new cases continue to be identified.
Congratulations to this year's IAFP Research Day prize winners!
ISDH has shared additional measles information in their latest Health Alert, clarifying vaccination recommendations.
The Indiana State Department of Health is distributing an updated Measles Guide for Healthcare Providers.
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.