June 1, 2017.Reading time 6 minutes.
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 […]
July 27, 2016.Reading time 4 minutes.
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 […]
June 15, 2016.Reading time 5 minutes.
Zika virus have been confirmed in two more King County residents who had traveled to areas were Zika is circulating. One person who tested positive is a woman in her thirties who had traveled to Honduras. The other is a woman in her forties who had traveled to Haiti. Both people have recovered from the […]
May 4, 2016.Reading time 8 minutes.
After we confirmed our first case of Zika in King County, Dr. Jeff Duchin helped us manage our concerns.
April 1, 2016.Reading time 8 minutes.
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 […]
February 24, 2016.Reading time 6 minutes.
With Zika virus dominating headlines, the Big Cities Health Coalition reached out to Dr. Jeff Duchin, Health Officer at Public Health – Seattle & King County, to discuss some of the unique challenges in the U.S. arising from the sudden emergence of this virus. We’ve excerpted it here (read the full interview on their Frontlines blog): […]