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Special Board of Health Meetings, September 27

Administration subcommittee and full board to both convene at special times Wednesday

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – The Board of Health will convene on a special day and time for the purpose of discussions related to potential litigation and real estate, and to conduct regular Board of Health business as set forth on the agenda below.

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Monday, September 25, 2017/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (267)/Comments (0)/
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Needle Clean-Up Kits, Opioid Resource Portal Now Available in Snohomish County

Expanded efforts part of ongoing response to opioid epidemic

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – Residents and businesses in Snohomish County now have a simpler and safer way to participate in needle clean-up efforts. Starting Wednesday, free kits and needle disposal are available to residents and business owners cleaning up needles found in the community.

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Wednesday, September 13, 2017/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (566)/Comments (0)/
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Candlelight Vigil on August 31 for Overdose Awareness

Public invited to event remembering those lost, struggling with opioid addiction

EVERETT, Wash.  In 2016, Snohomish County lost over 90 people to an opioid overdose. The tragedy of overdose is far too frequent but is ultimately preventable. Overdose prevention, education and recognition play a crucial role in saving lives. 

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Thursday, August 24, 2017/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (445)/Comments (0)/
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Possible exposure to avian chlamydiosis at Bothell bird store

Owners are encouraged to watch for pet and human symptoms

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – A pet bird that died has tested positive for a bacterial disease called avian chlamydiosis. Avian chlamydiosis can cause serious disease in birds and also rarely in humans. The bird had been boarded recently at the Wings of the World pet store located in Bothell, with potential exposure to other birds being boarded or available for sale since July 2. The source of the infection is unknown at this time. The Washington State Department of Health, in collaboration with the Snohomish Health District and Public Health – Seattle & King County, is in the process of contacting bird owners to share information needed for monitoring.

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Wednesday, August 23, 2017/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (326)/Comments (0)/
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Reports of 37 Opioid Overdoses Within Seven Days in Snohomish County

First-ever coordinated data gathering yields important insights

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – The Snohomish Health District recently reached out to first responders, medical providers, community leaders, and local partners last month asking for help in collecting data about opioid overdoses. Moving beyond the gathering of historical data, the effort convened representatives from across the county to voluntarily collect real-time data on overdoses for one week and share the results with the Health District. The result: reports of 37 total overdoses in Snohomish County that appeared to be related to opioids, including three deaths.

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Wednesday, August 9, 2017/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (1233)/Comments (0)/
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