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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.

 

Media Releases

Bats in the home need to be handled with care

Contact Snohomish Health District to prevent rabies

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. Beware of bat bites and scratches. Most bats are harmless, but about 1 in 100 bats caries rabies.

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Monday, August 4, 2014/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (1200)/Comments (0)/
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Snohomish Health District recognizes World Hepatitis Day

Vaccination, testing and treatment can limit liver damage

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. Liver damage and liver disease caused by viruses kill more people in the U.S. each year than HIV/AIDS. Hepatitis C is the most common of those viruses that attack the liver. In Snohomish County, 649 people were found to have hepatitis C last year. Hepatitis B affected 263 local people in 2013.

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (938)/Comments (0)/
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Be aware of lake risks while enjoying summer swimming

Don’t drink the water, Snohomish Health District advises

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. - Swimming or playing in water that is contaminated or high in bacteria or natural toxins can affect your health. Swimming pools, spas, lakes, rivers, or oceans are all potential sources of water-related illness. Recreational water illnesses typically affect a person's stomach and intestines, causing diarrhea and vomiting. Water quality can also affect your skin or respiratory system.

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Friday, July 18, 2014/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (979)/Comments (0)/
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Health District honors healthy programs, policies

Everett Housing Authority, Head Start and ECEAP receive awards

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. - The Everett Housing Authority was honored with a Healthy Communities Award from Snohomish Health District on May 19. The award is presented to honor organizations that have adopted health promotion programs or policies that support healthy choices for the populations they serve or employ. Read More >>
Wednesday, May 21, 2014/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (1005)/Comments (0)/
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Public Health Advisory Council wins statewide award

“Health Champion” honor given by Washington State Public Health Association

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – The Snohomish Health District’s Public Health Advisory Council recently received the “Health Champion” award from the Washington State Public Health Association for its diligent work identifying the leading public health issues in Snohomish County. Read More >>
Thursday, May 8, 2014/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (926)/Comments (0)/
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