May 12, 2021.Reading time 1 minute.
On May 12th, in his weekly press briefing, Health Officer Dr. Jeff Duchin on COVID-19 trends and the latest on the CDC recommendation of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for people ages 12-15 years old.
July 8, 2020.Reading time 5 minutes.
In spite of Washington State’s ongoing efforts to contain it, COVID-19 is spreading more rapidly by the day, especially among people aged 20-40. And while they are less likely to become seriously ill from the virus, they can still spread it to friends, family and neighbors – without even knowing they have it. Many young people are also in the higher risk categories recently updated by the CDC.
November 14, 2018.Reading time 8 minutes.
A quarter of the world’s population, including 100,000 people in King County, are estimated to be infected with TB bacteria! And this preventable, curable disease still kills more people each year than any other infectious disease including HIV and malaria. In King County, two new cases of TB disease are diagnosed each week on average.
April 1, 2016.Reading time 8 minutes.
Dr. Jeff Duchin, King County Health Officer, is at the CDC for the White House’s Zika Readiness Action Plan Summit to meet with other health officials to share the latest scientific knowledge about the Zika virus and discuss response strategies. We contacted him at the summit to ask him about the latest on Zika. Why does […]
November 4, 2015.Reading time 1 minute.
With the current E. coli outbreak unfolding in Washington and Oregon, it’s timely that the CDC has come out with a new report on multi-state foodborne outbreaks. The report lays out what can be done to better investigate these outbreaks and prevent them, whether you’re the local health department, a food producer, or a consumer. […]