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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.

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Media Releases

Four Lab Confirmed Influenza Deaths in Snohomish County

Still time for flu shots as hospitalizations continue to rise

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – Flu season typically peaks between January and March, but it is packing a serious punch in Snohomish County earlier than usual this year. Hospitalization numbers have been doubling each week since early-December, and there are now four confirmed deaths linked to the flu.

Friday, December 30, 2016/Author: Heather Thomas/Number of views (1522)/Comments (0)/
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County students less likely to binge drink and smoke cigarettes

Healthy Youth Survey shows gains and losses among youth

April 3, 2015 - SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. In the first of four data releases from the 2014 Healthy Youth Survey, the Washington State Department of Health focused on results surrounding youth substance abuse. All fourteen school districts in Snohomish County participated in the surveys distributed last October, adding up to 11,852 sixth, eighth, tenth, and twelfth graders whose answers shed some light around the health of our youth.

Friday, April 3, 2015/Author: Heather Thomas/Number of views (1716)/Comments (0)/
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