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Public Health investigates rare bacterial infection associated with raw seafood
After a King County woman was diagnosed with a rare and sometimes fatal bacterial infection, Vibrio vulnificus, public health officials are investigating the possibility that the bacteria came from tilapia fish purchased locally. Public Health cautions anyone who has come into contact with raw fish to seek medical care if they develop symptoms of infection.
King County Board of Health meeting on November 17, 2016
The King County Board of Health holds its next meeting on 11/17/16. Topics on the agenda include possible action on resolution relating to how public health is essential, a briefing on food safety restaurant grading, and a regulation relating to on site sewage system monitoring and performance inspection before transfer of title of property fees.
King County Board of Health meeting on October 20, 2016
The King County Board of Health holds its next meeting on 10/20/16. Topics on the agenda include briefings on recommendations from the Heroin/Opioid Taskforce and an update on the Public Health budget.
Recreational shellfish harvest closure expanded
Paralytic Shellfish Poison has been detected at dangerously high levels around Vashon-Maury Island, leading to the closure of the recreational shellfish harvest. The commercial harvest is not affected. People should always check the DOH shellfish safety website before harvesting shellfish.
King County Board of Health meeting on September 15, 2016
The King County Board of Health holds its next meeting on 9/15/16. Topics on the agenda include possible action on a resolution pertaining to protecting people from papillomavirus-associated cancers, and briefings on Human Papillomavirus prevention and on the health of King County with a focus on health disparities.