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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 August
Cases reported through August
2018 2017 2018 2017
Campylobacteriosis 72 56 334 262
Chlamydial infections 884 854 6782 6551
Cryptosporidiosis 19 8 44 41
Giardiasis 28 30 219 172
Gonorrhea 318 355 2874 2631
Hepatitis A 0 2 11 4
Hepatitis B (acute) 0 0 6 4
Hepatitis C (acute) 0 1 9 9
Herpes, genital (primary) 2 10 8 335
HIV and AIDS (includes only AIDS cases not previously reported as HIV) 50 34 266 160
Legionellosis 4 3 15 11
Listeriosis 1 1 4 6
Measles 1 0 1 2
Meningococcal Disease 0 0 4 0
Mumps 1 1 14 118
Pertussis 4 11 85 51
Rubella (including congenital rubella) 0 0 0 0
Salmonellosis 38 26 195 149
Shiga toxin producing E. coli (STEC), including E. coli O157:H7 and non-O157) 9 7 60 48
Shigellosis 13 10 100 82
Syphilis, early 41 55 454 428
Syphilis, congenital 0 0 0 0
Syphilis, late 7 21 107 151
Tuberculosis 4 3 66 59
Vibriosis 23 15 53 28
Yersiniosis 3 3 10 10

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