Video: Dr. Jeff Duchin’s covid-19 press briefing

During his weekly press briefing on May 27, Health Officer Dr. Jeff Duchin provided an update on local COVID-19 rates and vaccination efforts: Our COVID outbreak is moving in the right direction. Thank you to everyone who has been vaccinated and made all the hard sacrifices over the last year and a half to get […]

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Update on shigellosis outbreak among people experiencing homelessness in King County

Public Health – Seattle & King County continues to respond to an ongoing outbreak of shigellosis, mainly among people experiencing homelessness. In the same timeframe, we have also seen an increase in cases of other diarrheal causing infectious diseases among people experiencing homelessness, particularly cryptosporidiosis and different types of E. coli.

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Recent increase in shigellosis cases in King County

Public Health – Seattle & King County is reporting an increase in shigellosis cases since mid-December in King County. Since the end of October, Public Health has received 40 total reports of Shigella infection, with 22 of those reported since December 14th.

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New analysis of COVID-19-associated deaths in King County

Deaths due to COVID-19 illness in King County have slowed dramatically since the early peak of the outbreak in April. However, COVID-19 still ranks overall as the 6th leading cause of deaths in 2020 in King County. These are among the findings in a new report from Public Health—Seattle & King County, “Summary Report on […]

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