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Free child car seat check-up events in King County
Several free child car seat check-up events are happening locally over the next few months for parents, parents-to-be and caregivers, starting on Friday, April 24. Hosted by Public Health - Seattle & King County, the checks make sure child care seats are installed properly to save lives.


Fun, free pool events promote safe water adventures this season
There will be free swim time and water safety activities at over 30 participating city, county, and private pools statewide. Most events will be held on April Pools Day, Saturday, April 18, but check with your local pool for specific dates and times.


Two people diagnosed with active TB at local school
Two cases of active TB at a local school are being investigated. There is no evidence that the two cases were acquired at the school, however, out of an abundance of caution health officials are recommending TB tests for all members of the school community.


TB: New local data on the contagious disease that won't go away
A third of the world's population is infected with the bacterium that causes tuberculosis. Here in King County, the TB Control Program works to assure that people with active TB are cured and community spread is stopped. In 2014 there were 100 people in King County with active TB disease.


King County Board of Health meeting on March 19, 2015
The King County Board of Health holds its monthly meeting on Thursday, March 19, 2015 at 1:30 pm. Updates and briefings to the Board this month include a presentation on strategies for responding to the opioid overdose problem in King County.