Updated interim guidance for hMPXV, updates previous guidance.
Health Officer News
Community transmission has been documented in Oregon. There are more testing options and prior approval from state public health is no longer required.
New alert updates guidance for clinical features, specimen collection, isolation
Globally, several cases so far have identified as men who have sex with men, but the virus is not a sexually transmitted disease per se and can affect anyone.
Since we published this resource in April, many new resources have become available
Outpatient SARS-CoV-2 anti-viral and monoclonal therapies can be life saving for high-risk individuals. They require initiation early in the disease course to be effective.
COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations are expected to continue to accelerate in the next 4 weeks because of the highly contagious omicron variant.
Approximately 97 percent of pregnant people hospitalized for illness or for labor and delivery with confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection were unvaccinated.
Use motivational interviewing to recommend COVID-19 vaccine; urge those already vaccinated to talk to friends and family members; know what to tell COVID positive patients to do for isolation
Increase efforts to promote SARS-CoV-2 testing and COVID-19 vaccination; engage patients in culturally specific care for underlying conditions; recognize the structural barriers to health
Cheap, counterfeit opioid pills containing fentanyl are thought to be fueling an increase in fatal drug overdoses across the Portland Metro region.
The man had several tattoos including inscriptions “Miguel” and “7”, and images of a cross, torch and heart