TB evaluation at Auburn Medical Center

An X-ray of the chest of a man with tuberculosis. The areas infected with TB bacteria are colored red. Science Photo Library/Corbis

An employee at MultiCare Auburn Medical Center who worked in their Family Birth Center was recently diagnosed with active tuberculosis (TB) disease. The employee came into contact with patients and staff during a five-month period in 2019. Public Health – Seattle & King County is providing guidance to MultiCare as they identify and test exposed individuals. The […]

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Overdose update: Recent increase in overdose deaths linked to fentanyl-laced pills and powders

Update October 3, 2019 – Public Health officials continue to be concerned about increases in fentanyl overdose deaths in King County, driven by fentanyl found in counterfeit pills and in powders. As we reported below, between mid-June and mid-September 2019, there have been 141 suspected and confirmed drug overdose deaths. Since September 26, 2019, there […]

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Gone but not forgotten — 2019

Every few years, the King County Medical Examiner’s Office (KCMEO) hosts a unique memorial to ensure that every King County resident is remembered. Those who died without resources or family to claim their remains for a proper burial are looked after through the work of the county’s indigent remains program. The next ceremony to remember these individuals […]

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Many partners, one leading EMS/Medic One system

If you live in King County, you are fortunate. King County EMS is known for its exceptional performance in meeting national standards for emergency response times, including one of the best cardiac arrest survival rates in the nation.

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Stop the Bleed trains public lifesavers

Blood loss is the leading cause of preventable death after a traumatic injury. Trained bystanders can often make the difference between life and death. Learn how you can Stop the Bleed.

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EMS teamwork saves teen

Less that 10% of EMS responses involve patients 17 and younger. When they happen, you want the best-trained people on the job. Thanks to great teamwork, this recent & local near-fatality had a happy ending.

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