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Snohomish Health District is the local public health agency for Snohomish County in Washington state. Our news releases are a resource for current public health information for media, the public, policymakers, and other community partners.

News releases are sent to print and electronic media as needed. We also share relevant media releases from the Department of Health and other public health agencies.

 

Media Releases

Norovirus-Like Illness in a Local Childcare

Multiple Children and Staff Sickened

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. The Snohomish Health District was notified on Wednesday regarding multiple children and staff sickened with a norovirus-like illness. The Starbright Early Learning Center in Everett has had numerous children and staff out with vomiting and diarrhea. The symptoms closely match that of norovirus. The Snohomish Health District is working closely with the Department of Early Learning and Starbright to ensure that ill children stay home.

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Thursday, August 25, 2016/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (60)/Comments (0)/
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Snohomish Health District Monitoring Tuberculosis Exposure

Low Risk Exposure at Edmonds Community College

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. Snohomish Health District is monitoring an Edmonds Community College student who was recently diagnosed with tuberculosis disease in the lung. Classes at the college are operating on a normal schedule but the student is not currently attending classes and will not return to school until there is no public health concern. 

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Thursday, August 25, 2016/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (22)/Comments (0)/
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Fourth Confirmed Case of Zika Virus in Snohomish County

Woman Exposed to Virus During Travel to the Dominican Republic

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – A Snohomish County woman in her 40’s has tested positive for the Zika virus according to results released to the Snohomish Health District. She had recently traveled to the Dominican Republic, one of the areas known to have mosquitos infected with the Zika virus

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Wednesday, August 17, 2016/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (66)/Comments (0)/
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Board of Health Meeting, August 9

Per Capita Funding to be Focus of Upcoming Meeting

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – During its regular board meeting, the Board of Health will join other elected officials and leaders in a facilitated discussion on public health funding, and how the cities and Snohomish County might collaborate in supporting the Snohomish Health District. The meeting will be from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 9, 2016. The meeting will be held in the District’s Auditorium located at 3020 Rucker Ave, Everett, Wash.

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Monday, August 8, 2016/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (145)/Comments (0)/
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Third Confirmed Case of Zika Virus in Snohomish County

Teenager Exposed to Virus During Travel to Nicaragua

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – A Snohomish County female in her teens has tested positive for the Zika virus according to results released to the Snohomish Health District. She had recently traveled to Nicaragua, one of the areas known to have mosquitos infected with the Zika virus

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Tuesday, August 2, 2016/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (119)/Comments (0)/
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