International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD) is the world’s largest annual campaign to end overdose. This year’s theme is “recognizing those who go unseen” to shine a light on those affected by overdose who have gone unnoticed amid the crisis.Read More
School supplies can have an impact on the health and safety of students in the classroom. Some common supplies have chemicals that can trigger asthma and other allergies. With that in mind, here are our recommendations for safer choices.Read More
Hantavirus can cause a rare but deadly disease called Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS). In Washington state, hantavirus is spread by deer mice.
Public Health is currently investigating a case in a teenage King County resident. This person was hospitalized in early August and is now recovering. The patient reported being exposed to a mouse infestation at his house in Issaquah and also bitten by a rodent in the woods in a residential area in Issaquah, Washington.Read More
You may have heard reports recently of increases in cases of COVID-19 in many parts of the U.S. We talked with Public Health’s Chief of Communicable Disease Epidemiology, Dr. Eric Chow, about what’s happening with COVID-19 in King County right now.Read More
When air quality is bad outside, it’s important to keep the air inside clean. Find out how to give your lungs a break by reducing pollution indoors in this short comic strip.Read More
King County is entering the fourth year of implementing the End HIV Epidemic Plan (EHE). The EHE team and community partners have made rapid and remarkable progress, implementing over 25 strategies. To elevate the work and success of EHE partners in King County, the EHE Program developed an Ending the HIV Epidemic Heroes AwardRead More