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News archive: Jan

Tuesday, January 17, 2017


The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, Bureau for Public Health was notified of an incident involving a food handler diagnosed with hepatitis A infection who worked in two restaurants during the infectious period between November 20, 2016 and December 11, 2016. The two restaurants are located in Tucker County, West Virginia (Canaan Valley area). Post exposure prophylaxis was given to the other co-workers/food handlers. In early January 2017, a second case of hepatitis A was identified in West Virginia. This particular case reported eating at one of the restaurants during the food handler’s infectious period. The purpose of this alert is to raise awareness and ask for immediate reporting of hepatitis A cases to the local health department. For contact information on local health departments, please visit For more information or to download WV HAN Advisory 131, click on the title above.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

National Human Trafficking Awareness

January is National Human Trafficking Awareness Month and today, January 11, is National Human Trafficking Awareness Day. This day has been designated by Presidential Proclamation since 2010. It does happen in WV. The National Human Trafficking Hotline has had 221 calls related to human trafficking and 65 cases of human trafficking reported in WV alone. For more information, click on the title above.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

4th Annual EMS for Children (EMSC) Pediatric Symposium

The 4th Annual EMS for Children (EMSC) Pediatric Symposium will be February 24, 2017 at the RETI Training Center 89 Richard D. Minnich Drive Flatwoods, WV. For more information, click on the title above.

Friday, January 6, 2017

Medical Policy Care Committee (MPCC) January 20, 2017

The regularly scheduled statutory meeting of the Medical Policy Care Committee (MPCC) will be held on January 20, 2017 at 9:00 AM at the Medical Coordination Center, 89 Richard D. Minnich Drive, Sutton, WV 26601.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Change in TSN Field Office Structure

Beginning January 1, 2017, WV EMS TSN, Inc. will transition to a Northern and Southern field office model. Due to a decrease in funding, we have found it necessary to make these changes. For more information click on the title above

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