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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

Keep germs off the guest list at holiday meals

’Tis the season for food safety – fa-la-la-la-la, get flu shots, too!

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. Nothing can ruin a party quite like food poisoning. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are 31 pathogens known to cause food-borne illness. Every year there are an estimated 48 million cases of illness, 128,000 hospitalizations, and 3,000 deaths in the United States due to food-borne diseases.

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Monday, December 16, 2013/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (997)/Comments (0)/
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Shared responsibilities: Celebrate World AIDS Day in Everett, Dec. 1

Events in Everett Sunday afternoon; free HIV tests by appointment for at-risk people Dec.2, 4, & 6

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – The public is welcome to free events in downtown Everett to commemorate World AIDS Day 2013 on Sunday, Dec. 1. Three community partners will sponsor a memorial walk and program that afternoon to build awareness of the impact HIV/AIDS has on our community.  All activities take place at the Snohomish Health District, 3020 Rucker Ave., Everett, Wash. Testing opportunities are available at the Health District Dec. 2-6.

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Wednesday, November 20, 2013/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (924)/Comments (0)/
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Lynnwood and Marysville earn the Healthy Communities Award for clearing the air

Snohomish Health District commends the cities for adopting tobacco-free parks ordinances

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – The Snohomish Health District is honoring the cities of Lynnwood and Marysville with its Healthy Communities Award. Keri Moore, Healthy Communities Specialist at the Health District presented the award to Lynnwood at the Nov. 12 meeting of the Lynnwood City Council. Health District Deputy Director Pete Mayer will present the Marysville City Council with the award on Nov. 25.

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Wednesday, November 20, 2013/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (968)/Comments (0)/
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Health District tuberculosis team receives state award for leadership

Dedicated staff recognized for prevention & control of TB in Snohomish County

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. The Snohomish Health District Tuberculosis (TB) Program was presented with the “2013 Outstanding TB Team” award from the Washington State Department of Health TB Program on October 23, 2013 at the annual conference of state and local public health TB specialists in Tacoma.

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Friday, November 1, 2013/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (921)/Comments (0)/
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New flu vaccine options available in Snohomish County

Snohomish Health District is ready to fight the flu: Adult flu vaccines start at $30; $23 for child’s

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. Wash your hands, cover your cough, and…get your flu vaccine!  The best way to prevent flu is vaccination.

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Monday, October 28, 2013/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (898)/Comments (0)/
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