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Health Alerts, Notifications

This page lists the current health alerts of public health importance from DHEC.

  • Health Alert: conveys the highest level of importance; warrants immediate action or attention.
  • Health Advisory: provides important information for a specific incident or situation; may not require immediate action.
  • Health Update: provides updated information regarding an incident or situation; unlikely to require immediate action.
  • Info Service: Provides general information that is not necessarily considered to be of an emergent nature.

If you are a public health professional interested in receiving health notifications from the South Carolina Health Alert Network via email, you may sign up by clicking on the link below and completing the registration form. If you are approved to join the Health Alert Network, then your contact information will be added to the CodeRED system which is used to distribute health alerts.

South Carolina Health Alert Network Registration Form

For additional questions please contact Shana Dorsey, HAN Coordinator at (803) 898-0431 or email SCHAN@dhec.sc.gov.

Date Message Type Subject
4/19/2017 CDC Health Advisory Recommendations for Diagnosing and Managing Shigella Strains with Possible Reduced Susceptibility to Ciprofloxacin
1/25/2017 CDC Health Advisory Investigation of Seoul Virus Outbreak Associated with Home-based, Rat-breeding Facilities in Wisconsin and Illinois
1/6/2017 DHEC Health Advisory Possible Meningococcal Meningitis Case
10/14/2016 CDC Health Advisory CDC Advises Hospitals to Alert Patients at Risk from Contaminated Heater-Cooler Devices Used during Cardiac Surgery
10/13/2016 DHEC Health Advisory Illnesses and Injuries Following Natural Disasters
9/21/2016 DHEC Health Update 2016-2017 South Carolina Influenza Surveillance
8/26/2016 CDC Health Advisory Influx of Fentanyl-laced Counterfeit Pills and Toxic Fentanyl-related Compounds Further Increases Risk of Fentanyl-related Overdose and Fatalities
8/1/2016 CDC Health Advisory CDC Guidance for Travel and Testing of Pregnant Women and Women of Reproductive Age for Zika Virus Infection Related to the Investigation for Local Mosquito-borne Zika Virus Transmission in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties, Florida
7/27/2016 DHEC Health Advisory Update: Interim Guidance for Health Care Providers Caring for Pregnant Women with Possible Zika Virus Exposure—United States, July 2016
7/11/2016 DHEC Health Update Blood Lead Screening & Reporting
6/21/2016 CDC Health Update CDC Recommendations for Subsequent Zika IgM Antibody Testing
6/17/2016 CDC Health Advisory Best Practices for Using PCR to Diagnose Haemophilus influenzae and Neisseria meningitidis and Identify Serotype or Serogroup
6/13/2016 CDC Health Advisory Alert to U.S. Healthcare Facilities: First mcr-1 Gene in E. coli Bacteria found in a Human in the United States
5/25/2016 CDC Health Update Diagnostic Testing of Urine Specimens for Suspected Zika Virus Infection
5/18/2016 DHEC Health Update ZIKA Virus Disease Testing: Interim Guidance for Zika Virus Testing of Urine
5/5/2016 DHEC Health Advisory Clinical Advisory: Ocular Syphilis
5/5/2016 DHEC Health Advisory ZIKA Test Approved for Commercial Labs
3/25/2016 DHEC Health Advisory Update: Interim Guidance for Health Care Providers Caring for Women with Possible Zika Virus Exposure — U.S., 2016
3/11/2016 CDC Health Update Revision to CDC's Zika Travel Notices: Minimal Likelihood for Mosquito-Borne Zika Virus Transmission at Elevations Above 2,000 Meters
2/24/2016 DHEC Info Service Take Steps Now to Control Mosquitoes
2/23/2016 CDC Health Advisory Update: Interim Guidelines for Prevention of Sexual Transmission of Zika Virus — United States, 2016
2/19/2016 DHEC Health Advisory Interim Guidelines for Health Care Providers Caring for Infants and Children with Possible Zika Virus Infection - United States, 2016
2/6/2016 DHEC Health AdvisoryNew and Updated CDC Guidance Regarding Zika Virus
2/1/2016 CDC Health Advisory Flu Season Begins: Severe Influenza Illness Reported
1/28/2016 CDC Health Advisory CDC Urging Dialysis Providers and Facilities to Assess and Improve Infection Control Practices to Stop Hepatitis C Virus Transmission in Patients Undergoing Hemodialysis
1/28/2016 DHEC Health Advisory Interim Guidelines for the Evaluation and Testing of Infants with Possible Congenital Zika Virus Infection – United States, 2016
1/22/2016 DHEC Health Advisory Increase in Shigellosis Cases in Pee Dee and Lowcountry Regions
1/21/2016 DHEC Health Advisory CDC Interim Guidelines for Pregnant Women During a Zika Virus Outbreak, United States, 2016
1/16/2016 CDC Health Advisory Recognizing, Managing, and Reporting Zika Virus Infections in Travelers Returning from Central America, South America, the Caribbean, and Mexico
10/26/2015 CDC Health Advisory Increases in Fentanyl Drug Confiscations and Fentanyl-related Overdose Fatalities
10/8/2015 DHEC Health Advisory 2015-2016 South Carolina Influenza Surveillance
10/7/2015 DHEC Health Advisory Illnesses and Injuries Resulting from Floods
10/2/2015 CDC Health Update CDC/FDA Health Update about the Immediate Need for Healthcare Facilities to Review Procedures for Cleaning, Disinfecting, and Sterilizing Reusable Medical Devices
9/18/2015 DHEC Health Advisory Patrons of Two Spartanburg County Hardee's Restaurants Possibly Exposed to Hepatitis A – Post-Exposure Prophylaxis Recommended
9/11/2015 CDC Health Advisory Immediate Need for Healthcare Facilities to Review Procedures for Cleaning, Disinfecting, and Sterilizing Reusable Medical Devices
9/11/2015 DHEC Health Update Notice to Clinicians and Health Departments: Continued Vigilance Urged for Cases of Acute Flaccid Myelitis
6/19/2015 CDC Health Advisory Clinical Considerations for the Evaluation of Ill Travelers from Liberia to the United States
6/11/2015 CDC Health Advisory Updated Information and Guidelines for Evaluation of Patients for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) Infection
6/4/2015 CDC Health Advisory Ciprofloxacin- and Azithromycin-Nonsusceptible Shigellosis in the United States
6/2/2015 CDC Health Advisory Bird Infections with Highly-Pathogenic Avian Influenza A (H5N2), (H5N8), and (H5N1) Viruses: Recommendations for Human Health Investigations and Response
5/29/2015 CDC Health Advisory Notice to Health Care Providers: Shiga Toxin-producing E. coli cases
4/24/2015 CDC Health Advisory Outbreak of Recent HIV and HCV Infections among Persons Who Inject Drugs
3/11/2015 DHEC Health Advisory Infectious Mycobacterium Tuberculosis (TB) in a Conway High School Individual
2/20/2015 DHEC Health Advisory Measles Clinical Assessment, Testing and Infection Control Guidance for Ambulatory Care Providers
1/29/2015 CDC Health Advisory New – 2015 List of Reportable Conditions
1/23/2015 CDC Health Advisory U.S. multi-state measles outbreak, December 2014 - January 2015
1/23/2015 DHEC Health Alert Simulated IV Saline Solution Resulting in Adverse Events
1/9/2015 CDC Health Update CDC Health Update Regarding Treatment of Patients with Influenza with Antiviral Medications