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King County Board of Health meeting on April 20, 2017
The King County Board of Health holds its next meeting on 4/20/17. Topics on the agenda include discussion and possible action related to amending the rabies vaccination requirements for dogs, cats, ferrets and livestock, the Director’s Annual Report, and a legislative update.


April Pools Day – Enjoy family fun and free water time to get ready for the season
There will be free swim time and games at over 14 participating city, county and private pools throughout the state. An updated listing of participating pools is available at Most events will be held on Saturday, April 15th, but check with your local pool for specific dates and times.


A new case of Hantavirus suspected in King County
Local public health officials are investigating a new suspected case of hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS) in an Issaquah woman. Test results are expected in the next two days, and an investigation is already underway to determine how and where the person may have been exposed to the deer mice that carry hantavirus. Members of the public are reminded to avoid rodent droppings and nests and to take precautions when cleaning up after rodents.