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Additional confirmed measles cases in Snohomish County

Four new confirmed cases within the same household

As previously reported July 7, a minor that was part of a large group visiting multiple states in the U.S. for a summer program was confirmed with measles. The Snohomish Health District’s Communicable Disease and Surveillance team has been monitoring the health status of other individuals in the family who were exposed and were considered non-immune. One adult and three minors in the household developed fevers and rashes, and have now been confirmed with measles.

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Thursday, July 12, 2018/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (3997)/Comments (0)/
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Confirmed measles case in Snohomish County

Potential risk of exposure for unvaccinated people at select locations

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – Local public health officials have confirmed a measles infection in a member of a large group of foreign minors visiting multiple states in the U.S. as a part of a summer program. The Snohomish Health District’s Communicable Disease and Surveillance team is also monitoring the health status of other individuals in the family who were exposed and are considered non-immune.

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Monday, July 9, 2018/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (3243)/Comments (0)/
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Confirmed measles case in Snohomish County

Potential risk of exposure for unvaccinated people at select locations

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – Local public health officials have confirmed a measles infection in a member of a large group of foreign minors visiting multiple states in the U.S. as a part of a summer program. The Snohomish Health District’s Communicable Disease and Surveillance team is also monitoring the health status of other individuals in the family who were exposed and are considered non-immune.

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Saturday, July 7, 2018/Author: Heather Thomas/Number of views (33949)/Comments (0)/
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Warmer Weather Brings Increase in Bats Found Indoors

Bats found in the home need to be handled with care

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. — Most bats are harmless, but a few carry rabies, a deadly disease that bats can pass on to humans through small bites and scratches. With the higher temps and windows being left open, some residents are waking up to find uninvited house guests. Just this week, eight individuals in Snohomish County were recommended to begin preventative treatments because of potential exposure to bats that tested positive for rabies.

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Thursday, June 21, 2018/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (692)/Comments (0)/
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Health District Continues to Expand Online Capabilities

More customer-friendly options available through website

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – The Snohomish Health District has been hard at work developing streamlined processes and forms to make business easier for its customers. The District has already begun accepting online permit and plan review applications, as well as online reporting and invoice payments. Now the public has access to a revamped online code platform, including Board of Health documents and records.

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Wednesday, June 20, 2018/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (638)/Comments (0)/
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