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Zoonotic disease highlights

Zika in King County: What it means and who should be concerned
Learn more about Zika virus and how to protect yourself and your family. See also: Zika virus updates.


Public Health investigates rare bacterial infection associated with raw seafood
After a King County woman was diagnosed with a rare and sometimes fatal bacterial infection, Vibrio vulnificus, public health officials are investigating the possibility that the bacteria came from tilapia fish purchased locally.


Better know a germ: Strep zooepidemicus
Learn about a fatal case of someone acquiring Strep zooepidemicus contracted from close contact with a sick horse at a private boarding facility in King County.