The state of HIV in King County

On the heels of this month’s World AIDS Day, this week we released our annual HIV/AIDS Epidemiology Report, a joint effort between Public Health – Seattle & King County and the Washington State Department of Health. The report summarizes HIV epidemiological data and prevention efforts for our region in 2018. Below, we’ve outlined key highlights about […]

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The Public Health Notebook: Snapshots from November

As we head into the final month of 2019 (!), our monthly comic strip highlights just a few of the issues and happenings from our public health world in the last month. Read more on our blog about our world-class Medic One program, open enrollment for health insurance, and E. coli connected to romaine lettuce. […]

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Multiple cases of E. coli potentially associated with King County Evergreens restaurants

Update (December 6, 2019): We’ve identified additional cases linked to this outbreak. All of these cases occurred between November 8-15, 2019. For more information, view the foodborne illness disclosure for this outbreak. Original post (November 26, 2019): Public Health is investigating an outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) potentially associated with four Evergreens restaurants in Seattle. […]

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Local E. coli cases connected to national outbreak

Update 11/27/19: A second King County resident has tested positive for an E. coli infection genetically linked to the national outbreak connected to romaine lettuce from the Salinas, California growing region. The infection was in an adult woman. She became ill on November 8, 2019. She was hospitalized but has since recovered. This case is separate from the E. […]

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Aspergillus at Seattle Children’s and Public Health’s role in healthcare-associated infection (HAI) response

Update December 9, 2019 — At the November 21st King County Board of Health meeting (video link), Dr. Jeff Duchin, Health Officer for Public Health – Seattle & King County, announced his intention to make healthcare-associated Aspergillus infections reportable to Public Health in King County. This could help ensure all facilities are tracking and reporting […]

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Community health workers increase access to health care for South Seattle communities

Only one year into the five-year CDC-funded grant, the King County Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (KCREACH) program is making progress towards better health outcomes. KCREACH strives to reduce health disparities for African American, African-born, and Asian American communities in south Seattle, SeaTac and Tacoma through nutrition, physical activity and connecting community to […]

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