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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.

Communicable Disease Epidemiology & Immunization Quarterly coverpage

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 Dec.
Cases reported through Dec.
 
2016
2015
2016
2015
Campylobacteriosis 25 41 447 491
Chlamydial infections 797 814 9350 8444
Cryptosporidiosis 5 3 42 13
Giardiasis 12 22 255 217
Gonorrhea 291 265 3324 2922
Hepatitis A 1 3 16 9
Hepatitis B (acute) 0 0 1 9
Hepatitis C (acute) 0 1 7 21
Herpes, genital (primary) 50 74 741 771
HIV and AIDS (includes only AIDS cases not previously reported as HIV) 32 23 251 243
Legionellosis 1 0 21 12
Listeriosis 1 0 8 6
Measles 0 0 0 0
Meningococcal Disease 0 1 3 3
Mumps 37 0 43 0
Pertussis 7 4 114 210
Rubella (including congenital rubella) 0 0 0 0
Salmonellosis 24 21 227 351
Shiga toxin producing E. coli (STEC), including E. coli O157:H7 and non-O157) 2 3 80 96
Shigellosis 4 11 71 73
Syphilis, early 25 45 462 440
Syphilis, congenital 0 0 0 1
Syphilis, late 7 8 153 164
Tuberculosis 12 6 101 98
Vibriosis 0 0 28 32
Yersiniosis 1 1 22 9

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