Public Health news and blog
King County Board of Health meeting on April 18, 2019
The King County Board of Health holds its next meeting on April 18, 2019. Topics on the agenda include a briefing on window fall prevention and the launch of a subcommittee for a public health approach to sexual assault, domestic violence prevention, and missing and murdered indigenous women; a proclamation recognizing April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month, discussion and possible action on the 2019 Board of Health work plan and more.
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.
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.
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.