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Spring ahead: Health District planner for West Nile Virus season

Mike Young aboard for WNV education, communication & surveillance duties

SNOHOMISH COUNTY --- Preparing for West Nile Virus (WNV) activity, Snohomish Health District has appointed Mike Young to the position of West Nile Virus Planning Coordinator. Young’s initial responsibilities include planning and preparing public education, communication and surveillance related to WNV.

The first crow to die of WNV in western Washington was collected in Snohomish County last October. The Snohomish County Board of Health approved the Planning Coordinator position in response to the local evidence of WNV.

Young has worked for the Health District since 1988 as an Environmental Health Specialist in the Water/Wastewater and Solid Waste/Toxics sections.

Established in 1959, the Snohomish Health District works to improve the health of individuals, families and communities through disease prevention, health promotion, and protection from environmental threats. Find more information about WNV and the Health District at