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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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District Releases 11 Health Reporting Area Profiles

Social Determinants of Health Reports are First of Their Kind Locally

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – The conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work and age—known as social determinants of health—influence a host of health risks and outcomes. To help better understand the current conditions at more of a community level, the Snohomish Health District has released its first-ever series of health reporting area profiles. 

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Wednesday, July 13, 2016/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (689)/Comments (0)/
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Second Confirmed Case of Zika Virus in Snohomish County

Woman Exposed to Virus During Travel to Ecuador

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – A young woman from Snohomish County has tested positive for the Zika virus according to results released to the Snohomish Health District. She had recently traveled to Ecuador, one of the areas known to have mosquitos infected with the Zika virus

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Tuesday, July 12, 2016/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (509)/Comments (0)/
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Board of Health Meeting, July 12

Upcoming Meeting to be Focused on Heroin/Opioid Epidemic

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – During its regular board meeting, the Board of Health will hold a work session to discuss a number of issues related to heroin and opioids. The meeting will be from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 12, 2016. The meeting will be held in the District’s Auditorium located at 3020 Rucker Ave, Everett, Wash.

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Tuesday, July 12, 2016/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (451)/Comments (0)/
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First Confirmed Case of Zika Virus in Snohomish County

Adult Male Exposed to Virus During Travel in the Caribbean

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – A Snohomish County male in his 30’s has tested positive for the Zika virus according to results released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). He had recently traveled to the Caribbean, one of the areas known to have mosquitos infected with the Zika virus. 

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Thursday, June 30, 2016/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (674)/Comments (0)/
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Board of Health Approves Pharmaceutical Stewardship Ordinance

Snohomish County Becomes Eighth in the Nation with Secure Medicine Return Regulation

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. At its board meeting on Tuesday, the Board of Health voted 10-0 in favor of approving the pharmaceutical stewardship ordinance as proposed. Snohomish County is now the second in the state to pass such a regulation, modeled closely after the one approved by King County in 2013.

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Wednesday, June 15, 2016/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (1529)/Comments (0)/
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