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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 - 3rd Quarter Newsletter (PDF)

  • ACIP Votes No Flumist
  • Flu Vaccine During Pregnancy
  • CDC NIC 2016
  • 2016-17 School Immunization Requirements
  • Patient Comfort During Vaccination
  • HPV Vaccine Campaign
  • 2016-17 VFC Flu Vaccines
  • New Patient Waiting Resources

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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 Nov.
Cases reported through Nov.
 
2016
2015
2016
2015
Campylobacteriosis 39 46 435 450
Chlamydial infections 706 675 8463 7630
Cryptosporidiosis 1 1 37 10
Giardiasis 15 17 243 195
Gonorrhea 250 270 3005 2658
Hepatitis A 2 0 13 6
Hepatitis B (acute) 0 0 2 9
Hepatitis C (acute) 0 1 7 20
Herpes, genital (primary) 54 60 690 697
HIV and AIDS (includes only AIDS cases not previously reported as HIV) 26 29 232 221
Legionellosis 8 2 22 12
Listeriosis 0 0 7 6
Measles 0 0 0 0
Meningococcal Disease 2 0 3 2
Mumps 6 0 6 0
Pertussis 13 10 107 206
Rubella (including congenital rubella) 0 0 0 0
Salmonellosis 16 22 202 330
Shiga toxin producing E. coli (STEC), including E. coli O157:H7 and non-O157) 5 6 78 93
Shigellosis 5 3 67 62
Syphilis, early 14 30 410 395
Syphilis, congenital 0 0 0 1
Syphilis, late 3 17 137 156
Tuberculosis 8 11 89 92
Vibriosis 2 0 28 32
Yersiniosis 0 0 21 8

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