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Restaurants will now receive one of four food safety ratings to provide the public with more information about the level of a restaurant’s food safety practices, helping them make informed decisions about eating out.
Learn more about the new food safety rating categories and how the new system was developed
Mumps outbreak in King County
Public Health is investigating an emerging mumps outbreak in King County. Find out the latest details on our blog and listen to Health Officer Dr. Jeff Duchin respond to common questions.
- Q&A with Dr. Jeff Duchin (Facebook Live video)
- Mumps fact sheet (PDF). Also available in Chinese-Simplified, Chinese-Traditional, Korean, Marshallese, Russian, Spanish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
- Emerging mumps outbreak in King County, updated weekly on Fridays with new counts
- Mumps outbreaks: Why do we care and is the vaccine working?, Public Health Insider blog post
Influenza spreads readily from person to person in schools, workplaces and homes. Everyone 6 months of age and older should get an annual flu vaccine to prevent sickness, healthcare visits, hospitalizations, and deaths from influenza.
News and blog posts
Feb. 14, 2017 - Public Health Insider
King County Board of Health meeting on February 16, 2017
Feb. 6, 2017 - Public Health Insider
What if a health worker came to you? And spoke your language?
Feb. 2, 2017 - Public Health Insider
How many restaurants have a food safety rating? 300 and counting!
Jan. 31, 2017 - Public Health Insider
New report summarizes what we know about marijuana and health
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