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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.

Print subscribers:  Online references and resources for this edition are all easily accessed via live links in the PDF version below.

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2017 - 2nd Quarter Newsletter (PDF)

  • Hantavirus in King County
  • Winning Strategies To Increase HPV Immunization Coverage
  • 2016-17 Influenza Season Summary
  • An Inside Look At Disease Investigation
  • Zika Update

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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 August
Cases reported through August
 
2017
2016
2017
2016
Campylobacteriosis 83 37 326 324
Chlamydial infections 535 804 6227 6183
Cryptosporidiosis 8 3 42 26
Giardiasis 30 24 172 178
Gonorrhea 297 312 2565 2165
Hepatitis A 2 2 4 9
Hepatitis B (acute) 0 0 3 1
Hepatitis C (acute) 1 0 8 8
Herpes, genital (primary) 7 72 331 517
HIV and AIDS (includes only AIDS cases not previously reported as HIV) 44 30 173 163
Legionellosis 3 0 11 7
Listeriosis 1 1 6 5
Measles 0 0 2 0
Meningococcal Disease 0 0 0 1
Mumps 1 0 118 0
Pertussis 11 17 50 75
Rubella (including congenital rubella) 0 0 0 0
Salmonellosis 24 21 147 145
Shiga toxin producing E. coli (STEC), including E. coli O157:H7 and non-O157) 5 13 44 57
Shigellosis 11 9 82 52
Syphilis, early 36 55 399 342
Syphilis, congenital 0 0 0 0
Syphilis, late 16 8 143 111
Tuberculosis 3 8 59 59
Vibriosis 15 8 28 16
Yersiniosis 3 4 12 21

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