January 21, 2023.Reading time 6 minutes.
Public Health – Seattle & King County is investigating a confirmed measles case in a King County resident, an adult female. The individual was at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and Providence Swedish First Hill while infectious. Anyone who was at these locations within the time span that this person passed through may have been exposed to measles.
November 25, 2020.Reading time 14 minutes.
For many communities of color and for communities in south King County – who have been suffering from higher rates of COVID-19 since last spring – a new report shows additional differences by race and geography.
March 5, 2020.Reading time 16 minutes.
Update, 7/21/20: the CDC updated guidance on July 17, 2020. This post reflects this update. Summary: Public Health has specific advice for people who have been confirmed with COVID-19, have been around someone with COVID-19, or are feeling unwell but haven’t been in close contact with someone with COVID-19. With respect to testing, Public Health […]
July 15, 2019.Reading time 9 minutes.
NOTE: All exposure locations in King County, including those from previous cases in 2019, are updated at http://www.kingcounty.gov/measles/cases. CORRECTION (07/17/19): the correct time of exposure for July 8 at Seattle Children’s Hospital is 10:30 p.m. – 12:45 a.m. It was previously listed as 10:30 a.m.- 12: 30 p.m. We apologize for the error. Public Health […]
August 24, 2018.Reading time 4 minutes.
Local public health officials have confirmed measles infection in a King County man who had recently traveled to Asia. Before he was diagnosed, he may have exposed others to the measles at Sea-Tac Airport and the waiting room of the Emergency Department of Harborview Medical Center during specific time periods. He reportedly wore a face […]