Sept. 11 – Los Angeles Health Alert Network (LAHAN) ADVISORY

Key messages The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued an advisory on 9/11/2015 entitled, Immediate Need for Healthcare Facilities to Review Procedures for Cleaning, Disinfecting, and Sterilizing Reusable Medical Devices. Situation This advisory is directed at all health care facilities that utilize re-usable medical devices. Due to recent infection control lapses, they ask […]

Jan. 23, 2015 – MEASLES OUTBREAK

Situation: The California Department of Public Health reports that as of 1/21/15, measles has been confirmed in 59 California residents since late December 2014[1]. Related cases have occurred in multiple states and in Mexico. In Los Angeles County (LAC) currently, there are 10 confirmed measles cases and 4 suspect cases with nearly 800 contact investigations […]