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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Norovirus 101

If you’ve been following local news in recent weeks, you may have seen stories about outbreaks of norovirus – a highly contagious virus that causes rapid onset of vomiting and diarrhea. Norovirus is the most common cause of acute, or short-term, gastroenteritis (inflammation of the stomach and intestines) in the country and is responsible for […]

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The Public Health Notebook: 2019 in Snapshots

At the close of the year, we look back with pride on just a fraction of the activities in our health department in 2019. Thank you to all of our dedicated staff. We wish we could have included everything you do to make King County a healthier place! Wishing everyone a warm, healthy and happy […]

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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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TB evaluation at Boeing Renton facility

A worker at the Boeing Renton facility was recently diagnosed with active tuberculosis (TB) disease. The worker had contact with six workers who require testing as a precaution to rule out TB infection. The risk for TB spreading to anyone who came into contact with the worker is low. TB is not easy to spread TB is an […]

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Pediatric flu death reported in King County

Update 2/13/20: Another King County child died of influenza B on 1/16/20, bringing to two the number of reported pediatric influenza deaths in King County this flu season. Public Health has learned that an elementary-school-aged child in King County has died from complications of influenza. The child was previously healthy and died on December 15th […]

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