Public Health — Seattle & King County
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All people should feel safe when they get health services.
Unfortunately, recent federal immigration proposals have made people in immigrant communities feel more fear and stress. Some families feel they must choose between two risks. Should they avoid a clinic and possibly risk their health? Or should they risk an encounter with federal immigration agents?
In the last few weeks we have seen a spike in illness associated with consumption of raw oysters, and as the summer heats up, we anticipate more.
The majority of reports that Public Health has been investigating recently have been for Vibrio-like illness (see the outbreak disclosure page for more details) associated with raw oysters. Vibrio species are bacteria that occur naturally in marine waters, where oysters live and are harvested.
News and blog posts
August 19, 2017
Rabid bat found at Green Lake Park
August 17, 2017 - City of Seattle news release
City of Seattle Human Services Department and King County Public Health Department Award 13 Grants for Community Health Services
August 11, 2017 - Public Health Insider
Creating a diverse workforce pipeline to Public Health
August 4, 2017 - Public Health Insider
The Poop Loop Scoop: How King County recycles waste and water
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