May 4, 2019.Reading time 8 minutes.
Update (5.6.19): Latest locations/times are listed in the table below in bold. Original post: A Canadian resident from British Columbia who traveled to the Seattle area in late April 2019 has been diagnosed with measles. The traveler, a man in his 40s, has since recovered from his illness. Prior to arriving in King County, he […]
March 22, 2019.Reading time 4 minutes.
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.
March 22, 2019.Reading time 7 minutes.
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 […]
November 30, 2018.Reading time 11 minutes.
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 […]
August 31, 2018.Reading time 4 minutes.
It’s time for PAX West, a convention for the gaming community and one of the largest events hosted at the Washington State Convention Center in Downtown Seattle. PAX – which stands for Penny Arcade Expo – was first held in Bellevue in 2004 and had approximately 3,300 people in attendance. PAX is now a general term used […]
August 30, 2018.Reading time 6 minutes.
Public Health – Seattle & King County has recently identified an increase in the number of new HIV cases among heterosexuals who inject drugs in King County. HIV infection is typically much less common among heterosexuals in King County than among men who have sex with men (MSM). But the risk for HIV infection increases […]