Current Alerts

Pertussis cases increase in Portland metro area | May 23, 2024

Xylazine | April 19, 2023: Health risks of Xylazine

Past Alerts

Measles cases in Southwest Washington | January 10, 2024

2023 Drug-resistant Shigella diarrheal illness cluster | November 30, 2023

Mpox Summer 2023 Update | June 12, 2023

Long-acting benzathine penicillin G shortage | May 4, 2023  

Mpox | September 2, 2022: Updated hMPXV (Monkeypox) interim guidance; updates prior guidance issued May 27, June 16 and July 13

COVID-19 | May 13, 2022: Updates April 13, 2022 alert listing therapeutic resources and interim guidance.

RSV | November 21, 2022: RSV Surge

hMPXV | July 13, 2022: Updated hMPXV (Monkeypox) interim guidance; updates prior guidance issued May 27 and June 16

MONKEYPOX | June 16, 2022: Updates May guidance to clinician for patients with compatible symptoms and risk factors.

MONKEYPOX | May 27, 2022: Clinicians should be alert to monkeypox in patients with compatible symptoms and risk factors.

COVID-19 | April 13, 2022: COVID-19 therapeutic resources and interim guidance

COVID-19 | Jan. 7, 2022Omicron Surge

COVID-19 | Oct. 5, 2021Vaccination for Pregnant People to Prevent Serious Illness, Deaths

COVID-19 | Aug. 23, 2021: What to know and do about the Delta-fueled surge

COVID-19 | May 28, 2021: Black/African Americans/African immigrants and refugees in our region remain at higher risk of severe COVID-19.

Fentanyl | April 26, 2021: Risk of fatal overdose from counterfeit pills containing fentanyl.

COVID-19 | Dec. 18, 2020: Tri-County Public Health changes to COVID-19 quarantine period.

COVID-19 | Nov. 20, 2020: Interim guidance for patients and outpatient clinicians. Rapid increase in cases means local public health must focus contact tracing and disease investigation on highest risk situations. 

COVID-19 | Aug. 20, 2020: interim guidance for patients and providers. Anyone getting COVID-19 testing must stay home until you hear about test results.

COVID-19 | July 16, 2020: Testing capacity is strained. Asymptomatic contacts who test negative must still do a 14 day home quarantine.

COVID-19 | April 16, 2020: Updated guidance on PPE, testing for SARS-CoV-2 infection, COVID-19.

COVID-19 | March 16, 2020: Major health systems in the Portland metro area are coordinating their response to an expected surge in patients.

HIV | June 20, 2019: Local public health is responding to a recent increase in HIV infections among people who use methamphetamine or inject any drugs.

COVID-19 | March 11, 2020: Updated Clinical and Infection Control Guidance has been issued by the Oregon Health Authority.

COVID-19 | March 5, 2020: Updated guidance on COVID-19 testing; emphasis that concern about virus is not a reason to deny care.

COVID-19 | Feb. 28, 2020: Updated clinician guidance issued on COVID-19, previously known as the novel coronavirus 2019-nCov.

CORONAVIRUS | Feb. 7, 2020: Updated clinician guidance issued on 2019-nCoV.

CORONAVIRUS | Jan. 31, 2020: CDC updates recommendations in outbreak of Wuhan coronavirus.

CORONAVIRUS | Jan. 22, 2020: New coronavirus identified in Wuhan, China; United States sees first case.

LEAD | Dec. 12, 2019: Health officials have discovered alarming levels of lead in traditional cosmetics used in Hindu and Muslim religious practices and South and Southeast Asian cultures.

VAPING | Fall, 2019: Oregon Health Authority is warning of a multi-state outbreak of severe pulmonary injuries associated with vaping.

MEASLES | Nov. 20, 2019: A child with measles passed through Portland airport, local hospital

E. COLI | NOV. 9, 2019: E. coli O157:H7 outbreak linked to ground beef and ground beef products sold by New Seasons.

PERTUSSIS | Oct. 22, 2019: Metro region is seeing an increase in pertussis cases among children aged 0 through 9.

MEASLES | Oct. 28, 2019: Two individuals linked to the flight and PDX airport exposures on October 12 have been diagnosed with measles.

MUMPS | Sept. 18, 2019: Since the beginning of August, Multnomah County has identified 5 cases of mumps.

VAPING | Aug. 21, 2019: Oregon Health Authority is warning of a multi-state outbreak of severe pulmonary injuries associated with vaping.

MEASLES | Aug. 5, 2019: Health officials warn providers to stay alert for measles as it makes a comeback in the Portland metro area.

MEASLES | Feb. 6, 2019: Multnomah County reports three new cases of measles. Brings Oregon total to 4. Clark County reporting 51.

MEASLES | Jan. 26, 2019: Multnomah County reports the first case of measles as part of a wider outbreak; Clark County reporting 31 cases; King County 1.

MEASLES | Jan. 17, 2019: Clark County Public Health is investigating 16 confirmed cases of measles and 5 suspected cases, all of them children.

MEASLES | Jan. 15, 2019: Clark County Public Health is investigating confirmed cases of measles and 11 suspected cases, all of them children.

MEASLES | Aug. 13, 2018: The Oregon Health Authority has identified a laboratory-confirmed case of measles in a traveler who may have exposed many individuals in the Portland Metro area, Yamhill County, and Vancouver, Wash

MEASLES | JULY 6, 2018: Lab-confirmed cases of measles have been confirmed in Multnomah County. We are asking health care providers to be alert.

MENINGOCOCCAL | DEC. 21, 2017: Serogroup B meningococcal vaccine required for OSU undergraduates.

HEPATITIS A | APRIL 4, 2017: Multnomah County Public Health officials are notifying the public of potential exposure to Hepatitis A at two Cup & Saucer restaurant locations in Portland.

E.COLI | March 9, 2017: Multnomah County and Oregon State Public Health are investigating multiple cases of diarrheal illness caused by Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) from a single childcare center in Portland

ER VISITS | JAN 11, 2017: Portland Metro area hospital in-patient units and emergency departments have been unusually busy.

MUMPS | DEC 21, 2016: Four cases of mumps have been confirmed in Washington County, and more cases may present for evaluation in the coming weeks as mumps outbreaks are ongoing in Oregon and elsewhere in the U.S.

E.COLI | AUG.18, 2016: Washington County Public Health is investigating three cases of diarrheal illness caused by Shiga toxin producing E. coli

OPIOIDES | JULY 29, 2016: Portland-area clinicians may encounter former Fusion Wellness clients at risk of overdose, suffering from withdrawal, or living with opioid substance use disorder.