October 17, 2022.Reading time 6 minutes.
Public Health – Seattle & King County is following up on the report of an individual at Wesley Lea Hill retirement community in Auburn, who was diagnosed with active tuberculosis (TB). Public Health is working to define the extent of any potential TB exposures, and supporting the facility as they conduct evaluations for those exposed and provide […]
August 1, 2021.Reading time 2 minutes.
On August 1, 2021, Dr. Kathy Taylor, Forensic Anthropologist for King County and the State of Washington, passed away. For a quarter century, Dr. Taylor served the public with distinction and compassion in helping to identify human remains and reunite them with families. Her work also served as a critical link in solving criminal investigations, […]
June 27, 2021.Reading time 2 minutes.
Dr. Jeff Duchin, Health Officer for Public Health — Seattle & King County, issued the following statement in response to the current extreme heat event in our region: The record-shattering extreme heat we’re experiencing is just the latest example of our climate crisis and how it’s impacting human health now. Extreme heat is the leading […]
June 15, 2021.Reading time 3 minutes.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends all people riding a bike should wear helmets so they can have a safer brain and stronger future. The good news is that affordable bike helmets are available for King County residents.
April 22, 2021.Reading time 7 minutes.
Recently, Public Health – Seattle & King County became aware of a small number of unusual COVID testing operations in King County that the public should avoid. Their practices raise several concerns, including providing potentially inaccurate results.
March 18, 2021.Reading time 5 minutes.
Following the one-year anniversary of the first detection of community transmission in the United States, the Seattle Coronavirus Network (SCAN) study is redirecting resources to address priorities that reflect knowledge gained from the past 12 months, as well as the changing state of the pandemic.