Public Health — Seattle & King County
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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
Norovirus outbreaks are common and the virus is very contagious. It may make you see sick for 1-3 days with sudden nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.Learn how it spreads and how to prevent it.
News and blog posts
Mar. 21, 2017
Two measles cases in King County
Mar. 15, 2017 - Public Health Insider
TB evaluation at King County Jail
March 8, 2017 - Public Health Insider
Mumps outbreak widens at UW
March 7, 2017 - Public Health Insider
King County case part of national E. coli outbreak linked to I.M. Healthy brand soynut butter
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