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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.

Communicable Disease Epidemiology & Immunization Quarterly coverpage

2018 - 2nd Quarter Newsletter (PDF)

  • Farewell
  • Influenza Season Summary
  • Outbreaks Affecting People Living Homeless
  • School Immunization Season Starts Now!
  • VFC: Looking Back, Looking Ahead

Past newsletter archives

Monthly reportable cases of selected diseases in Seattle and King County
See archive of past data tables

Note: These numbers are preliminary and subject to minor changes.
Cases reported in June
Cases reported through June
2018 2017 2018 2017
Campylobacteriosis 55 48 226 154
Chlamydial infections 847 787 5008 4855
Cryptosporidiosis 2 5 20 26
Giardiasis 21 18 170 118
Gonorrhea 279 327 2177 1895
Hepatitis A 1 1 8 2
Hepatitis B (acute) 0 0 4 3
Hepatitis C (acute) 0 2 8 8
Herpes, genital (primary) 0 24 6 312
HIV and AIDS (includes only AIDS cases not previously reported as HIV) 34 16 183 110
Legionellosis 0 2 5 6
Listeriosis 0 0 3 4
Measles 0 0 0 2
Meningococcal Disease 0 0 3 0
Mumps 1 4 12 113
Pertussis 11 8 72 31
Rubella (including congenital rubella) 0 0 0 0
Salmonellosis 22 12 127 103
Shiga toxin producing E. coli (STEC), including E. coli O157:H7 and non-O157) 5 3 36 29
Shigellosis 7 10 74 69
Syphilis, early 39 40 345 315
Syphilis, congenital 0 0 0 0
Syphilis, late 7 26 86 121
Tuberculosis 10 17 51 48
Vibriosis 9 2 11 5
Yersiniosis 0 1 6 6

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