Local E. coli cases connected to national outbreak

Update 12/24/19: Two additional King County residents have tested positive for E. coli infections genetically linked to the national outbreak connected to romaine lettuce from the Salinas, California growing region. Both infection were in adults, and both people became ill on December 1, 2019.  As a reminder, consumers are directed to avoid all romaine lettuce from the Salinas, […]

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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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New hepatitis A case in King County matches previous case

UPDATE (08/14/19): The second of two suspected cases of hepatitis A that we had been tracking has been confirmed by laboratory testing. The current number of King County cases linked to the Washington state outbreak among people living homeless or who use drugs is now four. Any further updates to case counts will be online […]

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New Measles Case

NOTE: All exposure locations in King County, including those from previous cases in 2019, are updated at http://www.kingcounty.gov/measles/cases. CORRECTION (07/17/19): the correct time of exposure for July 8 at Seattle Children’s Hospital is 10:30 p.m. – 12:45 a.m. It was previously listed as 10:30 a.m.- 12: 30 p.m. We apologize for the error. Public Health […]

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New case of measles in King County

Public Health – Seattle & King County is investigating a new confirmed measles case with possible exposures at a Seattle emergency room department and a retail location in Kent

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A new case of measles diagnosed in a King County resident

New measles cases have been identified in King County, WA. Most people are protected through immunization, but anyone who has not been vaccinated or not had the measles may be at risk if they were in a location of potential measles exposure.

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