Montana Health Alert Network 

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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.

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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

DPHHS HAN UPDATE 2021-44: Recent Updates Regarding COVID-19 Therapeutics
Posted 12/30/2021

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2021-43: Rapid Increase of Omicron Variant Infections in the United States: Management of Healthcare Personnel with SARS-CoV-2 Infection or Exposure
Posted 12/27/2021

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2021-42: New SARS-CoV-2 Variant of Concern Identified: Omicron (B.1.1.529) Variant Increasing Seasonal Influenza A Activity (H3N2)
Posted 12/02/2021

DPHHS HAN UPDATE 2021-41: Increasing Seasonal Influenza A Activity (H3N2)
Posted 11/29/2021

DPHHS HAN UPDATE 2021-40: CDC Recommends Booster Dose For All Adults Aged 18 And Older
Posted 11/23/2021

DPHHS HAN UPDATE 2021-39: Source Identified and Case Definition Established: Multistate Investigation of Non-travel Associated Burkholderia pseudomallei Infections (Melioidosis) in Four Patients: Georgia, Kansas, Minnesota, and Texas
Posted 11/09/2021

DPHHS HAN UPDATE 2021-38: Expansion of Recall of LeadCare Blood Lead Tests Due to Risk of Falsely Low Results
Posted 11/08/2021

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2021-37: CDC recommends Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Pediatric Formulation to Children Aged 5-11 Years
Posted 11/05/2021

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2021-36: CDC recommends booster dose of the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine in certain populations
Posted 10/27/2021

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2021-35: Multistate Outbreak of Non-travel Associated Burkholderia pseudomallei Infections (Melioidosis)
Posted 10/25/2021

DPHHS HAN UPDATE 2021-34: Expansion of Recall of LeadCare Blood Lead Tests Due to Risk of Falsely Low Results
Posted 10/15/2021

DPHHS HAN UPDATE 2021-33:   COVID-19 Vaccination for Pregnant People to Prevent Serious Illness, Deaths, and Adverse Events CDC recommends booster dose of Pfizer vaccine six months after primary series for certain individuals
Posted 9/30/2021

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2021-32:  CDC recommends booster dose of Pfizer vaccine six months after primary series for certain individuals
Posted 9/28/2021

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2021-31: Guidance for Clinicians Caring for Individuals Recently Evacuated from Afghanistan
Posted 9/22/2021

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2021-30: Recent Updates Regarding Monoclonal Antibody Therapeutics
Posted 9/16/2021

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2021-29: Increases in Availability of Cannabis Products Containing Delta-8 THC and Reported Cases of Adverse Events
Posted 9/15/2021

DPHHS HAN INFO SERVICE 2021-28: Rapid Increase in Ivermectin Prescriptions and Reports of Severe Illness Associated with Use of Products Containing Ivermectin to Prevent or Treat COVID-1
Posted 8/30/2021

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2021-27: CDC Releases New Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) 2021 Treatment Guidelines
Posted 8/23/2021

DPHHS HAN UPDATE 2021-26: CDC Recommends 3rd Dose of mRNA Vaccine for Immunocompromised People
Posted 8/18/2021

DPHHS HAN UPDATE 2021-25:  Recent Updates Regarding the Monoclonal Antibody Therapeutics
Posted 8/11/2021

DPHHS HAN INFO SERVICE 2021-24:  New Case Identified: Multistate Investigation of Non-travel Associated Burkholderia pseudomallei Infections (Melioidosis) in Four Patients: Georgia, Kansas, Minnesota, and Texas— 2021
Posted 8/10/2021

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2021-23:  Vaccination and Masking to Prevent COVID-19 Outbreaks with Current and Emergent Variants
Posted 7/30/2021

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2021-22: Potential Exposure to Person with Confirmed Human Monkeypox Infection — United States, 2021 
Posted 7/21/2021

DPHHS HAN INFO SERVICE 2021-21: Recall of LeadCare® Blood Lead Tests Due to Risk of Falsely Low Results
Posted 7/09/2021

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2021-20: Suspect Wound Botulism Case Associated with Injection of Heroin
Posted 7/08/2021

DPHHS HAN INFO SERVICE 2021-19: Multistate Investigation of Non-travel Associated Burkholderia Pseudomallei Infections (Melioidosis) in Three Patients: Kansas, Texas, and Minnesota—2021
Posted 7/01/2021

DPHHS HAN UPDATE 2021-18: COVID-19 Update
Posted 6/30/2021

DPHHS HAN INFO SERVICE 2021-17: Increased Interseasonal Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) Activity in Parts of the Southern United States
Posted 6/11/2021

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2021-16: National Month of Action to Mobilize America to Reach 70% Vaccination Rate
Posted 6/09/2021

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2021-15: Increased Fentanyl-related Overdose and Fatalities in Montana
Posted 5/28/2021

DPHHS HAN UPDATE 2021-14: Pfizer Adolescent Expansion
Posted 5/14/2021

DPHHS HAN UPDATE 2021-13: Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) Vaccine Pause Lifted and Updated Healthcare Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations
Posted 4/29/2021

DPHHS HAN UPDATE 2021-12: Update to Implementation of COVID-19 Vaccination in Montana
Posted 4/22/2021

DPHHS HAN ALERT 2021-11: Johnson  Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine Restriction
Posted 4/13/2021

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2021-10: Increased Incidence of Congenital Syphilis and Syphilis in Montana Women of Childbearing Age
Posted 4/13/2021

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2021-9: Acute Non-Viral Hepatitis of Unknown Etiology Potentially Associated with an Alkaline Water Product
Posted 4/5/2021

DPHHS HAN UPDATE 2021-8: Update to COVID Vax Phases and MAB Therapeutics
Posted 3/24/2021

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2021-7: Update to Implementation of COVID-19 Vaccination in Montana
Posted 3/2/2021

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2021-6: 2021 Winter Storms—Clinical Guidance for Carbon Monoxide (CO) Poisoning
Posted 2/19/2021

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2021-5: Extensively Drug-Resistant Salmonella Typhi Infections Among U.S. Residents Without International Travel
Posted 2/17/2021 

DPHHS HAN UPDATE 2021-4: Updated Quarantine Recommendations for Vaccinated Persons and Reinfection Guidance
Posted 2/12/2021

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2021-3: Monoclonal Antibody Therapeutics For Use In Non-hospitalized Patients With Mild To Moderate COVID-19 Disease Who Are At Elevated Risk For Progressing To Severe Disease And/Or Hospitalization
Posted 2/8/2021

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2021-2: - Revised Gonorrhea Treatment Guidelines 2020
Posted 1/11/2021

DPHHS HAN UPDATE 2021-1: Update to Implementation of COVID-19 Vaccination in Montana
Posted 1/6/2021

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2020-32: Implementation of COVID-19 Vaccination in Montana
Posted 12/24/2020

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2020-31: Increase in Fatal Drug Overdoses Across the United States Driven by Synthetic Opioids Before and During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Posted 12/21/2020

DPHHS HAN UPDATE 2020-30: Updated Guidance for Quarantine of COVID-19 Contacts and COVID Reinfections

Posted 12/3/2020

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2020-29: Hurricane Delta-Clinical Guidance for Carbon Monoxide (CO) Poisoning
Posted 10/9/2020

DPHHS HAN UPDATE 2020-28: Update and Interim Guidance on Outbreak of Coronavirus Disease 2019 COVID-19
Posted 9/2/2020

DPHHS HAN UPDATE 2020-27: COVID Healthcare IPC Guidance Updates
Posted 7/21/2020

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2020-26: Continued Syphilis Transmission in Montana Posing Increased Threat For Women During Pregnancy
Posted 7/8/2020         

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2020-25: Serious Adverse Health Events Associated with Methanol-based Hand Sanitizers
Posted 7/7/2020

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2020-24: Detection of Ciprofloxacin-resistant, β-lactamase-producing Neisseria meningitidis Serogroup Y Isolates, United States, 2019–2020
Posted 6/19/2020

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2020-23: Rabies Post Exposure Prophylaxis Administration
Posted 6/4/2020

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2020-22: Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) Associated with Coronavirus Disease
Posted 5/15/2020

DPHHS HAN UPDATE 2020-21: Re-opening Facilities to Provide Non-Emergency Non-COVID-19 Healthcare
Posted 5/7/2020

DPHHS HAN UPDATE 2020-20: Update on Outbreak of Coronavirus Disease 2019
Posted 5/6/2020

DPHHS HAN UPDATE 2020-19: Update on Outbreak of Coronavirus Disease 2019
Posted 4/29/2020

 DPHHS HAN UPDATE 2020-18: Update on Outbreak of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Posted 4/23/2020

DPHHS HAN UPDATE 2020-17:  Update and Interim Guidance on Outbreak of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19
Posted 4/15/2020

DPHHS HAN UPDATE 2020-16:  Update and Interim Guidance on Outbreak of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19
Posted 4/8/2020

DPHHS HAN UPDATE 2020-15: Update on Outbreak of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Posted 4/1/2020

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2020-14: Severe Illness Associated with Using Non-Pharmaceutical Chloroquine Phosphate to Prevent and Treat Coronavirus Disease 2019(COVID 19)
Posted 3/30/2020

DPHHS HAN UPDATE 2020-13: Update on Outbreak of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Posted 3/26/2020

DPHHS HAN UPDATE 2020-12: Update and Interim Guidance on Outbreak of Coronavirus 2019 (COVID -19)
Posted 3/18/2020 

DPHHS HAN UPDATE 2020-11: UPDATE to Montana COVID-19
Posted 3/17/2020

DPHHS HAN UPDATE 2020-10: Information and Guidance about Global Travel on Cruise Ships, Including River Cruises, due to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Posted 3/16/2020

DPHHS HAN UPDATE 2020-9: Update and Interim Guidance on Outbreak of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Posted 3/11/2020

DPHHS HAN UPDATE 2020-8: Update and Interim Guidance on Outbreak of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Posted 3/9/2020

DPHHS HAN UPDATE 2020-7: Update and Interim Guidance on Outbreak of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Posted 3/4/2020

DPHHS HAN UPDATE 2020-6: Update and Interim Guidance on Outbreak of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Posted 3/2/2020

DPHHS HAN UPDATE 2020-5: COVID-19 Outbreak Update and Updated Guidance Related to Evaluation of Patients Under Investigation PUIs
Posted 2/28/2020

DPHHS HAN UPDATE 2020-4: Update and Interim Guidance on Outbreak of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)
Posted 2/3/2020

DPHHS HAN UPDATE 2020-3: Update and Interim Guidance on Outbreak of Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in Wuhan, China
Posted 1/22/2020

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2020-2: CDC Notification of Elevated Influenza Activity: Influenza B/Victoria and A(H1N1) pdm09 Viruses are the Predominant Viruses
Posted 1/14/2020

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2020-1: CDC Notification of Outbreak of Pneumonia of Unknown Etiology (PUE) In Wuhan, China
Posted 1/13/2020

DPHHS HAN INFO SERVICE 2019-19: Guidance for Using Rapid Diagnostic Tests for Ebola in the United States
Posted 12/18/2019

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2019-18: Hepatitis A in Montana
Posted 12/5/2019

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2019-17: Hot Tub Displays and Legionella Risk — Guidance for Environmental and Public Health Practitioners
Posted 11/19/2019

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2019-16: Recommendations addressing the significant increase of Gonorrhea and Syphilis in Montana
Posted 10/28/2019

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2019-15: E-Cigarette Public Health Advisory
Posted 10/10/2019

DPHHS HAN UPDATE 2019-14: EXERCISE EXERCISE EXERCISE UPDATE 3 Montana Pandemic Flu Event and Activation of MCM
Posted 10/10/2019

DPHHS HAN UPDATE 2019-13: EXERCISE EXERCISE EXERCISE UPDATE 2 Montana Pandemic Flu Event and Activation of MCM
Posted 10/9/2019

DPHHS HAN UPDATE 2019-12: EXERCISE EXERCISE EXERCISE UPDATE Montana Pandemic Flu Event and Activation of MCM
Posted 10/8/2019

DPHHS HAN ALERT 2019-11: EXERCISE EXERCISE EXERCISE Montana Pandemic Flu Event and Activation of MCM
Posted 10/7/2019

DPHHS HAN UPDATE 2019-10: Severe Pulmonary Disease and Vaping
Posted 9/4/2019

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2019-9: Severe Pulmonary Disease Among Adolescents And Young Adults Who Report Vaping
Posted 8/28/2019

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2019-8: Nationwide Shortage of Tuberculin Skin Test Antigens
Posted 6/10/2019

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2019-7: Pertussis Activity in Montana
Posted 5/7/2019

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2019-6: Increasing Risk from Synthetic Cathinones in Montana
Posted 4/30/2019

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2019-5: Influenza Season Continues with an Increase in Influenza A(H3N2) Activity
Posted 3/28/2019

DPHHS HAN UPDATE 2019-4: Widespread Outbreaks of Hepatitis A among People Who Use Drugs and People Experiencing Homelessness across the United States
Posted 3/26/2019

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2019-3: Increasing Threat of Measles in Montana
Posted 2/7/2019

DPHHS HAN ADVISORY 2019-2: Increase in Fentanyl-related Overdose and Fatalities in Montana
Posted 2/6/2019

DPHHS HAN INFO SERVICE 2019-1: Third Case of Rifampin/Penicillin-Resistant Strain of RB51 Brucella from Consuming Raw Milk
Posted 1/24/2019

Archived HAN Messages

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.

Archived HAN Messages

Gerry Wheat
DPHHS HAN Coordinator
Phone: (406) 444-6736
E-mail:    gwheat@mt.gov