May 17, 2021.Reading time 7 minutes.
Public Health – Seattle & King County continues to respond to an ongoing outbreak of shigellosis, mainly among people experiencing homelessness. In the same timeframe, we have also seen an increase in cases of other diarrheal causing infectious diseases among people experiencing homelessness, particularly cryptosporidiosis and different types of E. coli.
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.
February 28, 2018.Reading time 9 minutes.
Public Health is currently responding to increases in several infectious diseases in King County that particularly affect people living homeless. These diseases include group A streptococcal infections, Shigella, and a cluster of serious infections transmitted by body lice called Bartonella quintana. We sat down with Dr. Jeff Duchin, Health Officer and Chief of Communicable Disease […]