Public Health news
King County Board of Health meeting on May 19, 2016
The King County Board of Health holds its next meeting on 5/19/16. Topics on the agenda include potential action on resolutions relating the Health Care for the Homeless Network grant, a briefing on healthy housing guidelines, and a legislative update.
With weather warming, King County officials urge caution around cold rivers, lakes, Sound
After 17 people died in preventable drownings last year, King County officials are on high alert, urging caution around cold rivers, lakes and in Puget Sound. Swimmers should practice safety by: swimming in lifeguarded areas, wearing life jackets, and avoiding alcohol when swimming.
First Zika case reported in King County
The first case of Zika infection in a King County resident has been identified by Public Health – Seattle & King County. This Zika case does not pose a risk to the public in Washington state. The types of mosquitoes that transmit Zika are not found in the Pacific Northwest so local health officials do not expect Zika virus to spread.
Primer caso de Zika reportado en el condado de King
Salud Pública – Seattle y condado de King reportó hoy el primer caso de infección por el virus del Zika en el condado de King.