New case of Hantavirus reported in King County

Hantavirus can cause a rare but deadly disease called Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS). In Washington state, hantavirus is spread by deer mice.

Public Health is currently investigating a case in a teenage King County resident. This person was hospitalized in early August and is now recovering. The patient reported being exposed to a mouse infestation at his house in Issaquah and also bitten by a rodent in the woods in a residential area in Issaquah, Washington.

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Ending the HIV Epidemic: King County’s New Heroes Award

King County is entering the fourth year of implementing the End HIV Epidemic Plan (EHE). The EHE team and community partners have made rapid and remarkable progress, implementing over 25 strategies. To elevate the work and success of EHE partners in King County, the EHE Program developed an Ending the HIV Epidemic Heroes Award

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Join the King County Board of Health! 

The King County Board of Health is currently considering applications for membership for two vacant positions to join the Board in 2024.  The vacancies are for one community stakeholder position and one community stakeholder alternate position. 

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