January 10, 2019.Reading time 6 minutes.
Researchers at the University of Washington School of Public Health and Public Health – Seattle & King County (PHSKC) found the cost of Seattle’s so-called soda tax was almost entirely passed on to consumers.
December 10, 2018.Reading time 3 minutes.
By Elizabeth Kimball, Healthy Eating, Active Living Program Manager Public Health, in conjunction with researchers at the University of Washington, performed a study to test the efficacy of three programs designed to increase fruit and vegetable consumption among residents of the South Seattle/South King County area. You can read the full article here, but the […]
May 23, 2018.Reading time 4 minutes.
The University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC) has notified Public Health – Seattle & King County of one patient admitted to the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance hospital located at UWMC, was diagnosed with a serious type of pneumonia called Legionnaires’ disease caused by infection with Legionella bacteria. The patient’s medical history suggests that exposure to Legionella happened while hospitalized in […]
May 22, 2018.Reading time 1 minute.
A rabid bat was found near Husky Stadium at the University of Washington (UW) on Saturday, May 19, and at least one person was bitten. Multiple people were likely exposed to the rabid bat while attempting to help the individual remove the bat from his hand at a UW fraternity. If you may have had […]
January 26, 2018.Reading time 6 minutes.
As our community’s top public health strategist, Public Health – Seattle & King County uses science and best practices to improve and promote health county-wide. We hire some of the best trained experts and generate research that makes a real difference, like having one of the world’s best survival rates from cardiac arrest. At the […]
March 8, 2017.Reading time 4 minutes.
The number of mumps cases continues to rise across the state of Washington, including at the University of Washington. As of March 8, 2017, the UW has reported 12 cases of mumps. All of the cases to-date are students who are associated with several sororities and fraternities. The UW notified the campus community about the first […]