Why testing for lead helps kids…and how you can get free testing

Lead exposure can harm brain growth in young children, so it’s important for toddlers and preschoolers to be tested for lead if they have any of the risk factors. We’re offering free lead testing at many events this August, and we have a comic strip to explain why testing for lead benefits young children.

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New hepatitis A case in King County matches previous case

UPDATE (08/14/19): The second of two suspected cases of hepatitis A that we had been tracking has been confirmed by laboratory testing. The current number of King County cases linked to the Washington state outbreak among people living homeless or who use drugs is now four. Any further updates to case counts will be online […]

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New Measles Case

NOTE: All exposure locations in King County, including those from previous cases in 2019, are updated at www.kingcounty.gov/measles/cases. CORRECTION (07/17/17): 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 […]

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New case of measles in King County

Public Health – Seattle & King County is investigating a new confirmed measles case with possible exposures at a Seattle emergency room department and a retail location in Kent

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A new case of measles diagnosed in a King County resident

New measles cases have been identified in King County, WA. Most people are protected through immunization, but anyone who has not been vaccinated or not had the measles may be at risk if they were in a location of potential measles exposure.

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