Measles case in King County resident returning from travel

Local public health officials have confirmed measles infection in a King County man who had recently traveled to Asia. Before he was diagnosed, he may have exposed others to the measles at Sea-Tac Airport and the waiting room of the Emergency Department of Harborview Medical Center during specific time periods. He reportedly wore a face […]

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Zika Virus, One Year Later

It’s been just over a year since King County had its first diagnosed case of Zika virus infection. We caught up with medical epidemiologist Dr. Meagan Kay, DVM, to find out what we’ve learned about Zika virus since then, and what concerns health experts have now. At this time last year, Meagan, you were expecting […]

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Flying down to Rio? Health tips for travelers

Photo: Seattle Times Photography

We are so pumped for all of the Olympians representing King County and the USA, like weight lifter Morghan King from Redmond,  volleyball star Courtney Thompson from Kent, decathalete Jeremy Taiwo from Renton, diver Katrina Young from Shoreline, and the Seattle Reign’s Megan Rapinoe and Hope Solo! If you are heading to Rio to cheer […]

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Update from the White House Zika Summit

Dr. Jeff Duchin, King County Health Officer, is at the CDC for the White House’s Zika Readiness Action Plan Summit to meet with other health officials to share the latest scientific knowledge about the Zika virus and discuss response strategies. We contacted him at the summit to ask him about the latest on Zika. Why does […]

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Q&A on Measles and Travel: It’s a small world after all!

In the last month, nearly 100 measles cases have been linked to exposure at Disneyland, prompting concerns from many parents about travel. Lauren Greenfield, RN, and Libby Page, MPH, from our Immunizations program shared their answers to common questions. Q: Is there a risk from measles at Disneyland or California right now? A: If you’re […]

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