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Public Health - Seattle & King County

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Public Health materials in Somali

Child care health

Source: Child Care Health program
The following are pre-written letters for King County child care facilities to notify families about a possible exposure to an infectious disease. English and other languages are also available.

  • Chickenpox (Varicella)
  • Cold sores
  • Cytomegalovirus
  • Fifth Disease
  • Hand, Foot & Mouth Disease
  • Impetigo
  • Head lice
  • Molluscum contagiosum
  • Mononucleosis
  • Pink Eye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pinworms
  • Ringworms
  • Scabies
  • Staph infection / MRSA (Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus)
  • Strep Throat (Scarlet Fever)
  • Thrush
Communicable diseases

Source: Communicable disease facts:

  • Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS)
    Information about protecting your health for people preparing to undertake pilgrimages to Saudi Arabia for the Hajj or Umrah, including warnings about MERS. Information available in English, Arabic and Somali.

Source: Communicable Disease Control, Epidemiology and Immunization
The following are general fact sheets about selected communicable diseases in Somali. A broader list of fact sheets for other diseases in English only also available.

Source: HIV/AIDS Program:

Source: Immunization program:

Source: Stop Germs! Stay Healthy!:

Emergency preparedness

Source: Disaster preparedness:

Source: Pandemic Flu:

Personal health

Source: Health insurance: