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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.

 

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Hantavirus “lives” in Washington – take these precautions to avoid it

1-5 Washington state residents get sick with hantavirus every year

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – The recent cases of hantavirus from California’s Yosemite Park remind us in Washington that the same serious illness is possible here where deer mice live, mostly in rural areas. The virus affects the lungs, and the infection can cause death in up to 50 percent of the people who develop symptoms.

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Friday, September 21, 2012/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (1744)/Comments (0)/
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KSER host Sondra Santos honored for public health programming

Snohomish Health District names The Takeaway host a “Public Health Hero” for her yearlong attention to local public health programs and services

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. The Snohomish Health District today presented its Public Health Hero Award to Sondra Santos, morning host of The Takeaway program on KSER 90.7 FM, in Everett, Wash. The award honors individuals who have demonstrated unparalleled support of local public health activities or policies in Snohomish County.

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Thursday, September 20, 2012/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (974)/Comments (0)/
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Everett Community College earns a Healthy Workplace Award for going tobacco-free

Snohomish Health District commends the school for nixing all tobacco use at its work sites & on campus

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. The Snohomish Health District today presented its Healthy Workplace Award to Everett Community College (EvCC) at its Board of Trustees meeting. The award honors businesses, agencies, and other organizations that have adopted 100% outdoor no-smoking grounds or tobacco-free grounds policies in addition to compliance with Washington’s Smoking in Public Places law (RCW 70.160).

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Tuesday, September 18, 2012/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (903)/Comments (0)/
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Tips to avoid mosquito bites – and the diseases they carry

West Nile virus found in 2 Washington counties; none in Snohomish County

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. — West Nile virus (WNV) has not shown up in Snohomish County so far this year, but elsewhere in the state it was found recently in mosquito samples in Yakima and Franklin counties. The virus in humans is a large problem elsewhere in the nation this summer, with 14 deaths and more than 1100 illnesses reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Monday, August 27, 2012/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (1728)/Comments (0)/
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Turning up the heat: Keep healthy in hot summer temps

Avoid heat stroke and heat exhaustion with plenty of water & these common sense tips

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. --- The National Weather Service has announced an excessive heat watch for this Thursday and Friday, with temperatures that will rise into the low- to mid-90s. When outside temperatures are very high, the danger for heat-related illnesses rises. Older adults, young children, and people with mental illness and chronic diseases are at particularly high risk.

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Thursday, August 16, 2012/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (1193)/Comments (0)/
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