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Welcome to Public Health’s quarterly newsletter on communicable disease, epidemiology and immunizations. Our goal is to better serve those who share Public Health's goals of preventing – and better understanding – communicable diseases. Current subscribers are encouraged to confirm their subscription preferences with our online subscriber form.

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2016 - 4th Quarter Newsletter (PDF)

  • Zika
  • ACIP Recommendations
  • HPV Cancer Prevention Symbol
  • Influenza Update
  • NAPCP Approves Immunization Position Paper
  • Vet News

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Find out when the latest quarterly issue is available as well as when the table for latest cases of selected diseases has been updated below.

Monthly reportable cases of selected diseases in Seattle and King County
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Note: These numbers are preliminary and subject to minor changes.
 
Cases reported in Jan.
Cases reported through Jan.
 
2017
2016
2017
2016
Campylobacteriosis 30 53 30 53
Chlamydial infections 766 765 766 765
Cryptosporidiosis 2 1 2 1
Giardiasis 26 25 26 25
Gonorrhea 263 296 263 296
Hepatitis A 0 1 0 1
Hepatitis B (acute) 1 0 1 0
Hepatitis C (acute) 2 3 2 3
Herpes, genital (primary) 59 67 59 67
HIV and AIDS (includes only AIDS cases not previously reported as HIV) 20 32 20 32
Legionellosis 1 1 1 1
Listeriosis 0 1 0 1
Measles 0 0 0 0
Meningococcal Disease 0 0 0 0
Mumps 31 0 31 0
Pertussis 10 6 10 6
Rubella (including congenital rubella) 0 0 0 0
Salmonellosis 19 20 19 20
Shiga toxin producing E. coli (STEC), including E. coli O157:H7 and non-O157) 0 2 0 2
Shigellosis 13 7 13 7
Syphilis, early 36 39 36 39
Syphilis, congenital 0 0 0 0
Syphilis, late 12 15 12 15
Tuberculosis 3 3 3 3
Vibriosis 0 0 0 0
Yersiniosis 0 6 0 6

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