Rulemaking changes to Notifiable Conditions under consideration

  |   One Health

The Washington State Board of Health is considering amendments to Chapter 246-101 WAC, Notifiable Conditions. Under consideration is adding notification and specimen submission requirements for new conditions and conditions currently identified as "other rare diseases of public health significance.” These include the following: New Conditions: Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (E. coli, Klebsiella species, and Enterobacter species) Coccidioidomycosis Zika MERS and other severe communicable coronavirus infections Hantaviral infections (Andes virus, Bayou virus, Black Creek Canal virus, Dobrava-Belgrade virus, Haantan virus, Seoul virus, Sin nombre virus) Rickettsia prowazekii, Rickettsia typhi (typhus), and...

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Helpful Links June 2, 2017

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A dozen dogs infected with flu that spread at Florida shows – Miami Herald WSU treats horse and dog for rattlesnake bites – KLEW-TV AVMA seeks input on proposed COE Standards  - AVMA WSU: Elk hoof disease will not be easy fix – The Columbian NAVTA creates coalition to pursue veterinary nurse credential change - AAHA The Mystery of the Wasting House-Cats – New York Times...

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Large animal Certificates of Veterinary Inspection Fee begins July 1, 2017

  |   State Regulatory

Starting on July 1, 2017 the Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) will begin to collect a $7.50 processing fee for paper issued large animal Certificates of Veterinary Inspection (CVIs), as well as existing shipping and handling fees.  This fee will be assessed and collected per CVI. WSDA has developed a free alternative to the paper CVI using their new mobile CVI app called “mCVI.”  The app is available on all Apple and Android mobile devices such as phones and tablets...

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Helpful links May 26, 2017

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FDA warns about risk of accidental overdosing of dogs with the drug Sileo (dexmedetomidine oromucosal gel) – FDA Next industry for Amazon to conquer? Maybe pharmacies – Seattle Times From death row to adoption: Saving animals by car, van, bus and even plane – Washington Post Ketamine campaign update - WSAVA...

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Not for the good of society

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I overheard a doctor in one of our clinics one day tell a client she wouldn’t prescribe antibiotics without a diagnosis, “for society’s sake, because we don’t want resistance.” My first thought was: “Yaassssss!” and my second thought, upon seeing the client’s face, was: “couldn’t care less.” I get it. It’s hard to change your perspective, let alone your behavior, just for the good of society. We don’t always act differently even when we know it’s the right thing to do, unless...

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