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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TB evaluation at Renton High School

Public Health – Seattle & King County is following up on a person at Renton High School who was diagnosed with active tuberculosis (TB). Public Health is working with Renton School District officials to define the extent of any potential TB exposures, conduct screenings for those exposed, and provide guidance and information to Renton High School community […]

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Community conversation: Heroin and prescription opiate overdose and addiction

In early March, Dr. Jeff Duchin wrote about the “unprecedented epidemic of drug addiction and overdose caused by prescription pain medications and heroin” in King County. He explained that a public health approach to this serious problem would require two components: 1) helping people who are already addicted and 2) preventing people from becoming addicted […]

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