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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 - 1st Quarter Newsletter (PDF)

  • Mumps Outbreak
  • Immunization Coverage Among Refugee Arrivals in Washington State
  • ACIP Recommends Single Dose Hep B Revaccination
  • Flu Vaccine Effectiveness: Why So Variable?
  • How To Increase HPV Vaccination Rates
  • New HPV Dosing Algorithm
  • Free HPV Reminder Magnets

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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 Mar.
Cases reported through Mar.
 
2017
2016
2017
2016
Campylobacteriosis 46 22 80 112
Chlamydial infections 759 855 2369 2370
Cryptosporidiosis 3 5 13 9
Giardiasis 18 27 66 70
Gonorrhea 310 292 900 834
Hepatitis A 1 1 1 2
Hepatitis B (acute) 0 0 1 0
Hepatitis C (acute) 2 0 4 5
Herpes, genital (primary) 68 72 183 212
HIV and AIDS (includes only AIDS cases not previously reported as HIV) 48 17 86 62
Legionellosis 0 2 2 4
Listeriosis 1 2 1 3
Measles 2 0 2 0
Meningococcal Disease 0 0 0 1
Mumps 29 0 90 0
Pertussis 4 7 21 17
Rubella (including congenital rubella) 0 0 0 0
Salmonellosis 16 10 46 41
Shiga toxin producing E. coli (STEC), including E. coli O157:H7 and non-O157) 4 3 9 8
Shigellosis 11 5 36 20
Syphilis, early 27 43 113 119
Syphilis, congenital 0 0 0 0
Syphilis, late 13 12 40 39
Tuberculosis 9 8 14 16
Vibriosis 0 0 0 0
Yersiniosis 1 3 2 10

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