Are you at risk for developing severe COVID? Treatment may be available

Healthcare provider talks with elderly man and hands him a pill bottle of prescription medication.

While vaccination continues to provide the best protection against COVID-19, an oral anti-viral treatment can help people who are at high risk from getting really sick. That’s why if you have COVID-19 symptoms, it’s very important to visit your healthcare provider right away.

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Fewer TB cases in King County could be due to a decline in testing, not infections

Chest x-ray of someone with tuberculosis

In a typical year, 1.5 million people die of tuberculosis (TB) globally and 10 million fall ill with it. In Washington, 7% of people with active TB die. TB has been infecting and killing humans for thousands of years, and in fact, it is still one of the top ten causes of death worldwide. Locally, about 100 people are diagnosed with infectious TB every year in King County.

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