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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

Enterovirus D68 confirmed in Snohomish County

September 19, 2014 - SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has confirmed the presence of enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) in Washington state, including Snohomish and King Counties. The CDC testing confirmed that two children, one from Snohomish County and one from King County who had been hospitalized at Seattle Children’s Hospital has respiratory illness associated with EV-D68.

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Friday, September 19, 2014/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (1)/Comments (0)/
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Comment on local smoking code proposal

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. - Snohomish Health District is currently seeking preliminary public comment on a proposal to adopt and amend the state Smoking in Public Places law (SIPP).

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (120)/Comments (0)/
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Event for moms celebrates breastfeeding

Premera Blue Cross recognized for supporting working women

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – Pregnant women, moms, and their families are invited to the Snohomish Health District clinic in Lynnwood on Aug. 15 to celebrate National Breastfeeding Month.

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Thursday, August 7, 2014/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (124)/Comments (0)/
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Bats in the home need to be handled with care

Contact Snohomish Health District to prevent rabies

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. Beware of bat bites and scratches. Most bats are harmless, but about 1 in 100 bats caries rabies.

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Monday, August 4, 2014/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (286)/Comments (0)/
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Snohomish Health District recognizes World Hepatitis Day

Vaccination, testing and treatment can limit liver damage

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. Liver damage and liver disease caused by viruses kill more people in the U.S. each year than HIV/AIDS. Hepatitis C is the most common of those viruses that attack the liver. In Snohomish County, 649 people were found to have hepatitis C last year. Hepatitis B affected 263 local people in 2013.

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (130)/Comments (0)/
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