Update on shigellosis outbreak among people experiencing homelessness in King County

Public Health – Seattle & King County continues to respond to an ongoing outbreak of shigellosis, mainly among people experiencing homelessness. In the same timeframe, we have also seen an increase in cases of other diarrheal causing infectious diseases among people experiencing homelessness, particularly cryptosporidiosis and different types of E. coli.

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How a new federal rule change may make access to treatment for opioid use disorder easier

On April 27, the Department of Health and Human Services announced new regulatory changes for prescribing buprenorphine for opioid use disorder (OUD). We sat down with Brad Finegood, Public Health – Seattle & King County’s Strategic Advisor on Behavioral Health, to learn more about the new rule change and how it may impact treatment access in our community.

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King County’s diverse South Asian community unites to fight COVID-19 

ਪੰਜਾਬੀ | हिन्दी | नेपाली | اردو On most Sundays, the Gurudwara Singh Sabha is a gathering place for members of the Sikh faith, most of them immigrants from the Punjab region of India. They come to pray, to socialize and to do work that promotes principles of Sikhi: equality, justice and wellness for all.  On a recent weekend, it was a gathering place for Sikhs, Hindus, […]

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