Montana Health Alert Network 

The Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) Health Alert Network (HAN) is the department’s primary method of sharing validated information about healthcare concerns with local public health departments, tribal health agencies, public information officers; federal, state, territorial, and local health practitioners; clinicians; and laboratories.

DPHHS’s Emergency Notification System sent out the following HAN messages to local and tribal health jurisdictions and to their respective partners in Montana. The HAN messages contain vital public health information that either originated at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), DPHHS, or at the local level. DPHHS routinely forwards this information on to all the local health jurisdictions in Montana when subject matter experts determine that the information could potentially affect residents in Montana.

No current HAN messages 

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2023-21: HAN Urgent Need to Increase Immunization Coverage for Influenza, COVID-19, and RSV and Use of Authorized/Approved Therapeutics in the Setting of Increased Respiratory Disease Activity During the 2023-2024 Winter Season
Posted 12/19/2023

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2023-20: Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
Posted 12/13/2023

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2023-19: Mpox Transmission
Posted 12/8/2023

High Blood Lead in Children Consuming Recalled Cinnamon Applesauce Pouches

Posted 11/14/2023

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2023-17: Limited Availability of Nirsevimab-Interim CDC Recommendations
Posted 10/23/2023

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2023-16: Novel Influenza A in Montana
Posted 10/5/2023

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2023-15: Increased Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) Activity in Parts of the Southeastern United States
Posted 9/7/2023

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2023-14: Severe Vibrio Vulnificus Infections
Posted 9/5/2023

DPHHS HAN UPDATE 2023-13: Updates on Locally Acquired Malaria
Posted 8/29/2023

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2023-12: Wildfire Smoke Exposure Poses Threat to At-Risk Populations
Posted 7/6/2023

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2023-11: Locally Acquired Malaria In the US
Posted 6/28/2023

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2023-10: Measles During the Summer Travel Season
Posted 6/22/2023

DPHHS HAN UPDATE 2023-9: Important Updates on Outbreak of Fungal Meningitis in U.S. Patients Who Underwent Surgical Procedures under Epidural Anesthesia in Matamoros, Mexico
Posted 6/2/2023

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2023-8: Outbreak of Suspected Fungal Meningitis in U.S. Patients who Underwent Surgical Procedures under Epidural Anesthesia in Matamoros, Mexico
Posted 5/19/2023

DPHHS HAN UPDATE 2023-07: Potential Risk for New Mpox Cases
Posted 5/16/2023

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2023-6: Marburg Virus Disease Outbreaks in Equatorial Guinea and Tanzania
Posted 4/7/2023

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2023-5: Measles Exposure at a Large Gathering in Kentucky, February 2023 and Global Measles Outbreaks
Posted 3/3/2-23

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2023-4: Increased Chikungunya Virus Activity in Paraguay and Associated Risk to Travelers
Posted 3/3/2023

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2023-3: Increase in Extensively Drug-Resistant Shigellosis in the United States
Posted 2/27/2023

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2023-2: Outbreak of Extensively Drug-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa Associated with Artificial Tears

Posted 2/3/2023

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2023-1: Increase in Fatal and Non-fatal Overdoses Likely Associated with Non-pharmaceutical Fentanyl - Montana - January 2023
Posted 1/24/2023

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2022-33: Increase in Pediatric Invasive Group A Streptococcal Infections
Posted 12/22/2022

DPHHS HAN UPDATE 2022-32: Important Updates on COVID-19 Therapeutics for Treatment and Prevention
Posted 12/21/2022

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2022-31: Interim Guidance for Clinicians to Prioritize Antiviral Treatment of Influenza in the Setting of Reduced Availability of Oseltamivir
Posted 12/16/2022

DPHHS HAN UPDATE 2022-30: Update on Managing Monkeypox in Patients Receiving Therapeutics
Posted 11/21/2022

DPHHS INFO SERVICE 2022-29: Update on Ebola Virus Disease (Sudan Ebolavirus) Outbreak in Central Uganda
Posted 11/9/2022

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2022-28: Increased Respiratory Virus Activity, Especially Among Children, Early in the 2022-2023 Fall and Winter
Posted 11/9/2022

DPHHS HAN INFO SERVICE 2022-27: Outbreaks of Nontuberculous Mycobacteria Infections Highlight Importance of Maintaining and Monitoring Dental Waterlines
Posted 11/2/2022

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2022-26: Outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease (Sudan ebolavirus) in Central Uganda
Posted 10/7/2022

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2022-25: Influenza Season Preparation and RSV Updates in Montana
Posted 10/4/2022

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2022-24: Severe Manifestations of Monkeypox Among People who are Immunocompromised Due to HIV or Other Conditions
Posted 10/3/2022

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2022-23: Severe Respiratory Illnesses Associated with Rhinoviruses and/or Enteroviruses Including EV-D68 – Multistate, 2022
Posted 9/13/2022

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2022-22: Recent Flooding in Montana May Lead to Increase in Legionnaires’ Disease Cases
Posted 9/7/2022
DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2022-21: Variant Influenza Virus Infections_Recommendations for Identification Treatment and Prevention for Summer and Fall 2022 – CDC HAN 00473
Posted 9/6/2022

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2022-20: Update to the Protocol for the Investigation of Monkeypox Cases in Montana
Posted 8/25/2022

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2022-19: Protocol for the Investigation of Monkeypox Cases in Montana
Posted 8/3/2022

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2022-18: Update for Clinicians on Testing and Treatment for Monkeypox and an Update for Clinicians on Monkeypox in People with HIV, Children and Adolescents, and People who are Pregnant or Breastfeeding
Posted 8/2/2022

DPHHS INFO SERVICE 2022-17: Melioidosis Locally Endemic in Areas of the Mississippi Gulf Coast after Burkholderia Pseudomallei Isolated in Soil and Water and Linked to Two Cases – Mississippi, 2020 and 2022
Posted 8/2/2022

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2022-16: Monkeypox Updates for the State of Montana
Posted 7/19/2022
DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2022-15: Recent Reports of Human Parechovirus (PeV) in the United States – 2022
Posted 7/13/2022

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2022-14: Updated Case-finding Guidance_Monkeypox Outbreak—United States 2022
Posted 6/16/2022

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2022-13: Increased Fentanyl-related Fatalities in Montana
Posted 6/6/2022

DPHHS HAN UPDATE 2022-12: COVID-19 Rebound After Paxlovid Treatment
Posted 5/25/2022

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2022-11: Monkeypox Virus Infection in the United States and Other Non-endemic Countries-2022
Posted 5/23/2022

DPHHS HAN UPDATE 2022-10: Updated Recommendations for Adenovirus Testing and Reporting of Children with Acute Hepatitis of Unknown Etiology
Posted 5/13/2022

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2022-9: Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza A (H5N1) Virus Recommendations for Human Health Investigations and Response
Posted 5/3/2022

DPHHS HAN UPDATE 2022-8: Recent Updates Regarding COVID-19 Therapeutics
Posted 4/27/2022

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2022-7: Recommendations for Adenovirus Testing and Reporting of Children with Acute Hepatitis of Unknown Etiology
Posted 4/25/2022

DPHHS HAN UPDATE 2022-6: NEW Updates Regarding COVID-19 Therapeutics
Posted 4/6/2022

DPHHS HAN UPDATE 2022-5: Recent Updates Regarding COVID-19 Therapeutics
Posted 2/28/0222

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2022-4: Voluntary Recall of Infant Formulas Due to Potential Contamination with Cronobacter Sakazakii and Salmonella Newport
Posted 2/25/2022

DPHHS HAN UPDATE 2022-3: Recent Updates Regarding COVID-19 Therapeutics
Posted 01/26/2022

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2022-2: Increase in Opioid Overdose and Fatalities in Montana
Posted 01/25/2022

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2022-1: Using Therapeutics to Prevent and Treat COVID-19 Recent 
Posted 01/04/2022

HAN Messages that are over two years old are held in an archive at the State of Montana PHEP office.  The list below contains basic information on HAN messages that have been archived.  If you need a copy of a HAN that has been archived please contact the HAN Coordinator below or call Montana PHEP @ (406) 444-0919.

Andrea Wingo
DPHHS HAN Coordinator
Phone: (406) 444-5887