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Public Health - Seattle & King County

Communicable disease prevention

Services and projects:

Communicable Disease Epidemiology and Immunization
Includes a listing of the disease fact sheets, hot topics, publications, immunization clinics and how health care providers can report a disease to Public Health.

HIV/STD
The HIV/STD Program coordinates and collaborates with health care organizations, universities, community-based groups and other Public Health programs to provide essential prevention, research and care services.

Immunizations
Provides accurate and science-based information on childhood, adult and travel immunizations, and list places in King County to receive immunizations.

Public Health Laboratory
Public Health Laboratory assists in the prevention of communicable diseases by providing services to local area health care providers.

Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD)
Fact sheets on the most common STDs, where to get tested, information for health care providers. Some information in Spanish too.

Tuberculosis (TB)
The TB clinic is mandated by Washington State law to perform public health functions related to surveillance, case finding, epidemiologic analysis, and contact tracing.

Youth HIV Prevention Project
The Youth HIV Prevention Project is a joint venture between Public Health – Seattle & King County and local South King County high school students.

Publications:

Epi-Log Newsletter
Produced monthly, the Epi-Log Newsletter contains articles about current health issues in King County, such as recent outbreaks, vaccination programs, cases of unusual infectious diseases, and background articles on new and emerging infectious diseases.

VacScene Newsletter
Produced monthly for health care providers who use publicly-funded or privately-purchased vaccines to immunize children and adults. The purpose of this newsletter is to give you up-to-date vaccine information that is valuable to your practice.

Stop Germs, Stay Healthy!
"Stop Germs, Stay Healthy!" is a public education campaign by King County and Public Health - Seattle & King County that encourages and supports healthy behaviors that are effective in limiting the spread of respiratory illnesses such as colds and influenza.