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2-7-20 Wake County Human Services Public Health Division

On February 3, the NC Division of Public Health issued a new memo with the following updates regarding the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV):
  • Updated criteria to guide evaluation for patients under investigation for 2019-nCoV
  • A new requirement for NC physicians and laboratories to report all suspected cases of 2019-nCoV  
  • Specimen collection and laboratory testing guidance for suspected cases of 2019-nCoV.  
As information about 2019-nCoV is evolving quickly, healthcare providers are encouraged to visit the following sites often for the most up to date information and resources: 
Additionally, NCDPH has established:
  • a call line for the public to address general questions about coronavirus:              1-866-462-3821
  • an email address for healthcare providers to address non-urgent questions: ncresponse@DHHS.nc.gov
For Wake County specific information and questions, healthcare providers can call 919-250-4462 or visit Wake County Human Services Information for Healthcare Providers web page.

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1-24-2020  NC Department of Health and Human Services
 
This memo provides the latest information and guidance to all NC clinicians regarding the 2019 Novel Coronavirus in Wuhan, China, including case investigation, specimen testing requirements and infection control.
 
1-22-2020  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
 
This health alert from the CDC is to update and provide interim guidance on the outbreak of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in Wuhan, China. This update provides guidance for evaluation of patients under investigation for 2019-nCoV, prevention and infection control guidance, including the addition of an eye protection recommendation and additional information of specimen collection.
 
12-11-19  NC Division of Public Health
 
This letter is to notify physicians about a national increase in cases of disseminated gonococcal infections (DGI). DGI occurs when the sexually transmitted pathogen Neisseria gonorrhoeae invades the bloodstream and spreads to distant sites in the body, leading to clinical findings such as septic arthritis, polyarthralgia, tenosynovitis, petechial/pustular skin lesions, bacteremia, or, on rare occasions, endocarditis or meningitis. DGI is uncommon and thought to occur in 0.5-3% of untreated gonorrhea cases.
 
10-15-19  Wake County
 
This letter is to notify physicians that a case of measles has been diagnosed in an individual who traveled through Guilford County.  Individuals could have been exposed at the Piedmont Triad International Airport and at the Greensboro Wyndham Garden Hotel on October 2nd and 3rd, 2019..
 
 
9-24-19  NC Division of Public Health
 
NC DPH is working with local health departments to investigate recently reported mumps cases. This memo is intended as a reminder regarding reporting, testing, prevention and control measures for mumps and immunity documentation requirements for healthcare workers.
 
8-19-19  NC Division of Public Health
 
This memo is to alert clinicians about recent reports of severe pulmonary disease following vaping.  Three cases have been identified in North Carolina since late July; similar cases have been reported from other states.  The causes of these illnesses are under investigation. Request to report similar cases.
 
5-7-19 NC Division of Public Health
 
This memo describes measles cases in the US from January 1 to April 26, 2019 and provides recommendations for NC clinicians to rapidly identify measles cases and control the spread of infection.