Global epidemic, local response: TB update in King County

Even though there are medications that can cure and prevent TB disease, too few around the world are currently able to get the treatment they need to make them well and prevent others from getting a disease that kills 4,500 people every day worldwide, and 1.6 million total in 2017 alone.

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Widespread flu this spring: A double whammy

Even though the plum trees are blossoming and the heavy coats are disappearing, flu season is in full swing. And this year, hospitals are reporting a big uptick in the number of flu cases so far in March. We talked with Dr. Jeff Duchin, Health Officer for Public Health – Seattle & King County, to […]

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Measles investigation in King County

Update on 1.23.19 at 7:30 p.m.: Laboratory tests have confirmed this as a measles case. Original post: Disease investigators from Public Health – Seattle & King County are investigating a suspected measles infection in a King County resident. The King County resident, a male in his 50s, was hospitalized but has since recovered. It is […]

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What we love about 2018

We’re nearing the end of 2018, and that means it’s time to look back at our department’s hard work with partners throughout the year for a healthier community. Just a few things that made us proud this year Protecting family planning: Our Family Planning program successfully defended key programs threatened by federal policy changes. Addressing […]

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Possible risk of infections from dental clinic in Burien

Public Health – Seattle & King County (Public Health) advises patients who received dental services from the George M. Davis Dental Clinic in Burien, WA to consider being tested for hepatitis B, hepatitis C, and HIV infection. The George M. Davis Dental Clinic, in operation since 1982, has been closed following an infection control inspection […]

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World AIDS Day: An update on HIV in King County

Each year, World AIDS Day is a chance to take note of our successes, on-going challenges and opportunities responding to the HIV epidemic. World AIDS Day this year is December 1st. While the news is good in important areas, there are troubling issues as well. We sat down with Dr. Matthew Golden, MD, HIV/STD Control […]

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