New cases, including one death, in hepatitis A outbreak

While our community has been fortunate in that to-date we have not experienced an outbreak on the scale seen in other large cities and states across the country, we have seen a recent increase in hepatitis A cases in King County, including one death associated with hepatitis A.

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Data Dive: Non-fatal shooting data available from Public Health

Editorial note: This is our third blog post dedicated to explaining data releases about firearm deaths and injuries in King County and Seattle. You can access our firearm injury data products here. Previous posts focused on firearm homicide and firearm suicide. Firearm injuries are a substantial public health issue for our community, causing preventable suffering […]

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Public Health Crafter’s Corner: Last-minute DIY gifts

During this festive month, are you in a pinch for gifts for all those parties and get-togethers? Fortunately, we have some DIY ideas that will express “I care” and also announce “I am really, really craftsy!” So let’s get started. Bedazzled hand sanitizer bottle Any party host will appreciate this glamorous and practical gift! Truly, […]

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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 16, 2019): We’ve identified additional cases in the E. coli outbreak potentially linked to meals at King County Evergreens restaurants during November 5-11, 2019. This outbreak appears to be over. For more information, view the foodborne illness disclosure for this outbreak. Update (December 6, 2019): We’ve identified additional cases linked to this outbreak. […]

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