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Public Health is seeking an injunction to stop two King County hookah bars from violating smoking law
Public Health - Seattle & King County filed an injunction against two hookah bars for exposing employees and the public to tobacco smoke.


Mild weather leads to late-season cyanobacteria bloom in Lake Washington
Environmental investigators have found toxic algae blooms in some parks of Lake Washington. People and dogs are advised to avoid swimming, wading, or playing in the lake if algae are present.


King County Board of Health meeting on January 15, 2015
The King County Board of Health will hold its next meeting on Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 1:30 p.m.


Public Health appoints new interim Local Health Officer
Dr. Jeffrey Duchin, MD, was named Interim Local Health Officer for Public Health – Seattle & King County. Duchin will provide leadership in developing priorities and setting strategies for the health department, with a particular role as the key science advisor on program and policy development.


Initial test results indicate no Ebola in King County
A King County resident is negative on initial testing for the Ebola virus, according to results released today by the Washington State Department of Health, Public Health Laboratory. The individual had recently returned from Mali, a country with a small number of Ebola cases, and had developed a slight fever yesterday.