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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 (761)/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 (541)/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 (2034)/Comments (0)/
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Poor Air Quality

Suiattle and British Columbia wildfires impacting air quality

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. The air quality in Snohomish County has been listed as “unhealthy” by the Washington State Department of Ecology. Smoke as a result of several wildfires in Washington and British Columbia is affecting the air quality in the region and it is expected to continue through the week.

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Thursday, August 3, 2017/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (1084)/Comments (0)/
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Board of Health Meeting, August 8

Discussion of merger analysis completed by Dave Gossett to be the focus

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – An analysis was conducted by Dave Gossett of Consulting Solutions on behalf of Snohomish County to look at potential merger issues if a decision were to be made to consolidate the Snohomish Health District into the county. This analysis was presented to the Snohomish County Council earlier this summer, and the Board of Health will have a similar presentation and discussion and its next meeting on Tuesday, August 8. The meeting will be held from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the District’s Auditorium located at 3020 Rucker Ave, Everett, Wash.

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Thursday, August 3, 2017/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (330)/Comments (0)/
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