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2019

16
OCT

King County Board of Health meeting on October 17, 2019
The King County Board of Health holds its next meeting on 10/17/19 at 1:00 p.m. Topics on the agenda include a briefing on the West Point July 2019 bypass, an Environmental Health Rate update, and an update from Washington D.C. on the Public Charge Rule.

17
SEP

King County Board of Health meeting on September 19, 2019
The King County Board of Health holds its next meeting on 9/19/2019. Topics on the agenda include briefings on the King County Regional Homelessness Authority, Parent Child Health program redesign and antibiotics in meat.

16
JUL

King County Board of Health meeting on July 18
The King County Board of Health holds its next regular meeting on 7/18/19. Topics on the agenda include a proclamation recognizing Public Health – Seattle & King County’s communicable disease work, and briefings on vaping in King County and on the Gun Violence Prevention Summit.

15
JUL

New case of measles in King County
Public Health – Seattle & King County is investigating a new confirmed measles case in an adult, with possible new exposures in Kenmore and Seattle.

10
JUL

New cases of measles in King County
Public Health – Seattle & King County is investigating two new confirmed measles cases. One case had exposures at the Auburn Community Center in Auburn and the second new case, an infant, was not in any public location during the infectious period.

2
JUL

Most recent overdose data released
The 2018 Overdose Death Report describes drug and alcohol-caused deaths investigated by the King County Medical Examiner's Office (MEO).

28
JUN

New case of measles in King County
Public Health – Seattle & King County is investigating a new confirmed measles case with possible exposures at Seattle Children’s Emergency Department and Fred Meyer in Kent.

29
MAY

Sixth recent case of measles in King County
The sixth King County resident this month has tested positive for measles. This is the first measles case this month that was likely acquired from exposure to an earlier case at a public location.

25
MAY

A new case of measles diagnosed in a King County resident
A King County resident has tested positive for measles. Most people are protected through immunization, but anyone who has not been vaccinated or not had the measles may be at risk if they were in a location of potential measles exposure.

21
MAY

Fourth King County measles case confirmed this month
A King County resident has tested positive for measles. Most people are protected through immunization, but anyone who has not been vaccinated or not had the measles may be at risk if they were in a location of potential measles exposure.

17
MAY

New King County measles case
A King County resident has tested positive for measles. Most people are protected through immunization, but anyone who has not been vaccinated or not had the measles may be at risk if they were in a location of potential measles exposure.

14
MAY

Special King County Board of Health meeting on May 16, 2019
The King County Board of Health holds its next meeting on 5/16/19 at 1 p.m. Topics on the agenda include briefings on the legislative session, marijuana use, access and safety, and the Emergency Medical Services Levy.

12
MAY

New measles exposures in Pierce and King Counties
Local public health officials have identified new locations of possible exposure to measles in Pierce and King County after Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department reported a new case of measles in a Pierce County resident. People who were at exposure locations at listed times should find out if they have been vaccinated for measles or have had measles previously, and contact a health care provider if they develop illness fever or unexplained rash.

4
MAY

Measles case in traveler to King County
A person who traveled to King County in late April has tested positive for measles. Most people are protected through immunization, but anyone who has not been vaccinated or had the measles may be at risk if they were in a location of potential measles exposure.

15
APR

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.

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.