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23
MAR

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.

18
MAR

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.

12
MAR

King County teen e-cigarette use is on the rise, but fewer smoke cigarettes or drink alcohol
According to the Healthy Youth Survey, which is taken every two years by Washington state students in grades 6, 8, 10, and 12, e-cigarette use among youth is increasing while cigarette smoking and drinking and driving are declining. One in five high school seniors reports vaping or e-cigarette use.