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HEALTH ADVISORY: Outbreak of Aeromonas skin infections associated with athletic event in Sonoma County

On August 24, 2023, Sonoma County issued a Health Alert and Media Advisory regarding a Tough Mudder Endurance event that took place on August 19-20, 2023 in Sonoma, CA. Multiple event participants reportedly developed symptoms of rash, sometimes accompanied by fever, myalgias, nausea/vomiting or respiratory symptoms, often 24 hours after exposure to mud at the event. Culture results implicate a pan-sensitive Aeromonas species. Aeromonas species are Gram-negative rods that can cause a range of serious infections. Prompt evaluation of any symptomatic patients is strongly recommended, and empiric antibiotic treatment, ...

HEALTH ADVISORY: Ebola Virus Disease Update

HEALTH ADVISORY: Ebola Virus Disease Update DATE: November 2, 2022 TO: All health care providers and emergency medical personnel FROM: Sara H. Cody, MD Health Officer Sarah L. Rudman, MD MPH Deputy Health Officer   SITUATIONAL UPDATE: As of October 26, 2022, there have been 136 confirmed and probable casesand 53 deaths from the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in Uganda caused by the Sudan virus. In recent weeks, the outbreak has expanded to 7 districts including the capital city, Kampala. There have been no cases or deaths in the United States. The County of Santa Clara Public Health Department continues to ...