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King County Board of Health meeting on February 16, 2017
The King County Board of Health holds its next meeting on 2/16/17. Topics on the agenda include possible action related to the election of Board members, resolutions relating to Board rules and the 2017 Board work plan, election to the Standing Advisory Committee on Health Care for the Homeless Network, a briefing on Health Care for the Homeless, and a Legislative update.
King County Board of Health meeting on January 19, 2017
The King County Board of Health holds its next meeting on 1/19/17. Topics on the agenda include possible action on a Rule and Regulation regarding food safety ratings for food service establishments, a resolution relating to the Heroin and Prescription Opiate Addiction Task Force Final Report, and a briefing on the Secure Medicine Return 2016 Annual Report.
Water quality victory in Quartermaster Harbor
Parts of Quartermaster Harbor are reopened to shellfish harvesting after water quality improves. The harvest had been closed for decades due to contamination, primarily from faulty or failing septic systems.
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.