April 27, 2021.Reading time 9 minutes.
What happens when a positive COVID-19 case is identified in a school? Public Health investigates the possible outbreak and advises districts on how to prevent or contain them. Here is the story of one school’s partnership with Public Health to successfully minimize the spread of COVID-19.
December 30, 2020.Reading time 6 minutes.
Public Health – Seattle & King County is reporting an increase in shigellosis cases since mid-December in King County. Since the end of October, Public Health has received 40 total reports of Shigella infection, with 22 of those reported since December 14th.
January 31, 2020.Reading time 9 minutes.
Updated on 2/27/20: This blog post was originally posted on 1/31/20. Out of date information has been deleted from this blog. As the 2019 novel coronavirus outbreak continues to expand in China, and the World Health Organization has now declared a global public health emergency, it raises questions about what it means for the United […]
January 9, 2020.Reading time 11 minutes.
While our community has been fortunate in that to-date we have not experienced an outbreak on the scale seen in other large cities and states across the country, we have seen a recent increase in hepatitis A cases in King County, including one death associated with hepatitis A.
November 26, 2019.Reading time 9 minutes.
Update (December 16, 2019): We’ve identified additional cases in the E. coli outbreak potentially linked to meals at King County Evergreens restaurants during November 5-11, 2019. This outbreak appears to be over. For more information, view the foodborne illness disclosure for this outbreak. Update (December 6, 2019): We’ve identified additional cases linked to this outbreak. […]
May 25, 2019.Reading time 10 minutes.
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.