Seeking people exposed to bat at Cottage Lake Park in Woodinville

At around 6:30 a.m. on July 13, a bat was found in a public men’s restroom by park staff at Cottage Lake Park in Woodinville. Based on a description of the bat provided by park staff, the bat may have been handled by one or more people. Park staff were able to safely capture the […]

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What I learned about resilience from the Thai soccer team rescue

Like many, I avidly followed the rescue of the Thai soccer team from the cave, perhaps obsessively so. I found myself grabbing my phone first thing in the morning to check on their status.  I may have tested the patience of my teenage daughter with the frequency of my texted updates. With the rest of […]

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Cold cases: Help identify unknown people found dead in King County

The King County Medical Examiner’s Office is hoping forensic sketches of people who have died will help lead to their identification. At any given time, there are about 40,000 unidentified remains in the United States –  around 50 in King County. Washington’s only forensic anthropologist, Dr. Kathy Taylor, investigates these remains with help from law […]

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Repost: Confirmed measles case in Snohomish County

The following information has been shared by the Snohomish Health District and is also available here. While we do not have any reports of measles in King County at this time, the person infected with measles visited King County. See the list below for areas of potential exposure.  Potential risk of exposure for unvaccinated people at […]

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PHOTO GALLERY: Pride 2018 – Beyond Borders

Public Health has a long history of participating in the Seattle Pride Parade. Last weekend we joined the King County contingent to celebrate this year’s theme – Pride Beyond Borders. Can you spot our Public Health staff?   View galleries from previous years: 2017 gallery 2016 gallery 2015 gallery

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