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21
MAR

King County Board of Health meeting on March 21, 2019
The King County Board of Health holds its next meeting on 3/21/19. Topics on the agenda include the appointment and reappointment of Board of Health members, election of vice chairs, a resolution designating the order in which Board vice-chairs may act in the Chair’s absence, an Environmental Health Rate Study preview, a 2019 work plan discussion, and a legislative update.

23
JAN

Measles investigation in King County
Local public health officials are investigating a suspected measles case in a King County man. Most people have immunity through immunization, but if you have not been vaccinated or have not had the measles, you may be at risk if you were at a location of potential measles exposure.

17
JAN

Public Health is warning those who use illicit drugs to take extra care after reported uptick in overdoses
Public Health — Seattle & King County is warning people who use illicit drugs to take extra care and not to use drugs alone. The warning comes after seven overdoses were reported in the north area of Seattle today, January 17th. According to first responders on scene, some victims reported injecting heroin and others snorting a crushed pill that may have been fentanyl. There were no immediate fatalities.

26
DEC

Posible riesgo de infección en una clínica dental en Burien
Salud Pública - Seattle y Condado King recomienda a los pacientes que recibieron servicios dentales de la Clínica Dental George M. Davis en Burien, WA, que consideren hacerse la prueba de hepatitis B, hepatitis C, e infección por VIH.

18
DEC

Possible risk of infections from dental clinic in Burien
Patients who received dental services from the George M. Davis Dental Clinic in Burien, WA should consider being tested for hepatitis B, hepatitis C, and HIV infection. The George M. Davis Dental Clinic has been closed following an inspection that found multiple infection control problems.

14
NOV

King County Board of Health meeting on November 15, 2018
The King County Board of Health holds its next meeting on 11/15/18 at a special meeting start time of 1 p.m. Topics include discussion in support of funding for foundational public health services, disclosure of information by limited service pregnancy centers, disclosure of health risks related to firearms, and a public health approach to sexual assault.

1
OCT

Alki Beach to Pierce County line and Vashon Island beaches closed for shellfish harvesting
Paralytic shellfish poison has been detected at unsafe levels along Alki Beach south to the Pierce County line and on Vashon-Maury Island beaches. As a result, the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) has closed these areas to recreational shellfish harvest. The commercial harvest is not affected. People should always check the DOH shellfish safety website before harvesting shellfish.

21
SEP

All Vashon-Maury Island beaches closed for shellfish harvesting
Paralytic Shellfish Poison has been detected at unsafe levels around Vashon-Maury Island and as a result, the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) has closed the Island to recreational shellfish harvest. The commercial harvest is not affected. People should always check the DOH shellfish safety website before harvesting shellfish.

29
AUG

Quartermaster Harbor beaches closed for shellfish harvesting
Paralytic Shellfish Poison has been detected at unsafe levels in Quartermaster Harbor and as a result, the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) has closed the Harbor to recreational shellfish harvest. The commercial harvest is not affected. People should always check the DOH shellfish safety website before harvesting shellfish.

24
AUG

Measles case in King County resident returning from travel
Local public health officials have confirmed measles infection in a King County man returning from overseas travel who may have exposed others while contagious. Most people in our area have immunity to the measles through vaccination, but people should check the exposure locations and their immunization records and call a health care provider promptly if they develop symptoms.

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