West Nile virus tracking and monitoring season is underway and an updated online dead bird reporting system is available for state residents to use. Dead birds can be the first sign that West Nile virus is circulating in a community.
While Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders make up less than 5% of the total U.S. population, they account for more than 50% of Americans living with chronic hepatitis B.
The time for spring cleaning is here, and with it, the risk of exposure to serious animal-carried diseases like hantavirus and rabies.
Several types of Farm Rich, Market Day, and Schwan’s brand frozen food products – have been recalled due to possible contamination with E. coli. The products were distributed widely throughout Washington. The recalls are related to a national E. coli outbreak that sickened 27 people from 15 states, including a Pierce County woman in her 20s.
The Department of Health is asking people all over the state to send ticks to the agency for a project to learn more about what types of ticks live in Washington.
The bacteria are called Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae or “CRE” because they are able to resist the effects of carbapenem, a “last resort” antibiotic often held in reserve to fight difficult-to-treat infections that other antibiotics fail to cure.
Less money for vaccinating children, providing HIV testing, treating substance abuse and preparing for biological, chemical and radiological disasters.
IIn honor of National Women and Girls HIV Awareness Day the Snohomish Health District will host a free Health & Beauty Fair for Women of Color on Saturday, March 9 at Edmonds Community College, and a free HIV testing day for women on March 12.
Leon Farrant, a graphic design student at Purchase College, used data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to create a striking infographic showing the impact vaccines have had on health in the U.S.
February 7 is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, an opportunity to promote HIV prevention, testing, and treatment among African Americans in the United States.
FDA warns consumers to steer clear of fraudulent flu products, which can be found online and in retail stores and may include products marketed as dietary supplements or conventional foods, drugs, nasal sprays and devices.
Seven Salmonella illnesses linked to exposure to hedgehogs, including one death, were reported to the Department of Health over the past year. The cases have come from King, Pierce, Thurston, Whitman, Clark, and Spokane counties
The newly diagnosed case of measles, a King County resident, was exposed to a contagious traveler at Sea-Tac Airport. Second case may have exposed others at the QFC at 4570 Klahanie Dr S, Issaquah and the Starbucks at 4566 Klahanie Dr SE, Issaquah.
Measles is a highly contagious and potentially severe disease caused by the measles virus. Because most people in our area have immunity to the measles through vaccination, the risk to the general public is low. But people who were at Sea-Tac Airport around the same time as the contagious traveler should be aware of their measles immunity status . . .
Don’t take more than one over-the-counter product containing acetaminophen,
Don’t take a prescription and an over-the-counter product containing acetaminophen
Don’t exceed the recommended dose on any product containing acetaminophen.