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Public Health - Seattle & King County
King County Board of Health meeting on February 19, 2015
The King County Board of Health will hold its next meeting on Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 1:30 p.m.
County leaders urge residents to check their health insurance and renew before Sunday deadline
King County Executive Dow Constantine and King County Board of Health chair Joe McDermott remind residents just a few days remain before the close of Open Enrollment on Washington's health exchange.
New case of measles in King County
Local public health officials have confirmed a measles infection in an adult international traveler who was in King County during the contagious period. Most people in our area have immunity to the measles through vaccination, but people should check the exposure locations, know their immunization status and call a health care provider promptly if they develop an illness.
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.