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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

Free HIV tests for eligible gay & bisexual men, Oct. 1

Know your status – and learn about pre-exposure medication

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – Snohomish County currently ranks third in the state for new HIV cases, following King and Pierce counties. Recent data show that 58 percent of all new HIV cases in Washington State are among men who have sex with other men (MSM). Gay and bisexual men make up less than 10 percent of the population, but account for almost 60 percent of the burden of HIV disease.

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Wednesday, September 25, 2013/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (913)/Comments (0)/
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Drilling down to improve dental access in Snohomish County

Hard-to-find dental care leads to costly abscesses, hospital time for low-income residents

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – Have you ever had a toothache? Many of us in Snohomish County have insurance to pay for immediate dental care and the routine maintenance to prevent cavities. However, about 27% of the county’s adult population under age 65 do not have dental coverage.

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Thursday, September 19, 2013/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (801)/Comments (0)/
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Bats in the home need to be handled with care

Contact Snohomish Health District to prevent rabies

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. Most bats are harmless, but a few carry rabies, a deadly disease which bats can pass on to humans through small bites and scratches. Nine rabid bats were found in Washington last year, and one of them came from Snohomish County.

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Wednesday, September 11, 2013/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (807)/Comments (0)/
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Suicide is preventable – Know the warning signs and get help

World Suicide Prevention Day, September 10

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – About 80 people take their own lives every year in Snohomish County. Each suicide could have been prevented. Read More >>
Monday, September 9, 2013/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (1600)/Comments (0)/
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Bats in the home need to be handled with care

Contact Snohomish Health District to prevent rabies

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. — Most bats are harmless, but a few carry rabies, a deadly disease which bats can pass on to humans through small bites and scratches. Nine rabid bats were found in Washington last year, and one of them came from Snohomish County.

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Tuesday, August 20, 2013/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (811)/Comments (0)/
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