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Welcome to Public Health's quarterly newsletter on communicable disease, epidemiology and immunizations. Our goal is to better serve those who share Public Health's goals of preventing – and better understanding – communicable diseases. Current subscribers are encouraged to confirm their subscription preferences with our online subscriber form.

Print subscribers:  Online references and resources for this edition are all easily accessed via live links in the PDF version below.

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2017 - 3rd Quarter Newsletter (PDF)

  • Rabid Bats in King County
  • Preventing a Measles Outbreak Via Community Outreach
  • First Reported Case of Raccoon Roundworm in Washington State
  • Newest ACIP Recommendations
  • Immunization FAQ
  • Earn CE Credit And Join The National HPV Learning Collaborative

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Find out when the latest quarterly issue is available as well as when the table for latest cases of selected diseases has been updated below.

Monthly reportable cases of selected diseases in Seattle and King County
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Note: These numbers are preliminary and subject to minor changes.
 
Cases reported in December
Cases reported through December
  2017 2016 2017 2016
Campylobacteriosis 39 17 506 439
Chlamydial infections 560 839 9631 9399
Cryptosporidiosis 5 5 63 41
Giardiasis 28 13 270 257
Gonorrhea 327 309 4145 3345
Hepatitis A 15 11 124 89
Hepatitis B (acute) 7 7 98 43
Hepatitis C (acute) 2 0 54 35
Herpes, genital (primary) 5 48 354 739
HIV and AIDS (includes only AIDS cases not previously reported as HIV) 20 23 252 223
Legionellosis 0 1 14 21
Listeriosis 0 1 7 8
Measles 0 0 2 0
Meningococcal Disease 1 0 2 3
Mumps 3 37 122 43
Pertussis 22 6 108 109
Rubella (including congenital rubella) 0 0 0 0
Salmonellosis 16 24 225 229
Shiga toxin producing E. coli (STEC), including E. coli O157:H7 and non-O157) 3 2 75 83
Shigellosis 11 4 121 71
Syphilis, early 43 41 652 503
Syphilis, congenital 0 0 0 0
Syphilis, late 6 17 206 171
Tuberculosis 10 12 97 101
Vibriosis 0 0 37 28
Yersiniosis 1 1 14 22

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