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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

Tips to avoid mosquito bites – and the diseases they carry

West Nile virus found in 2 Washington counties; none in Snohomish County

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. — West Nile virus (WNV) has not shown up in Snohomish County so far this year, but elsewhere in the state it was found recently in mosquito samples in Yakima and Franklin counties. The virus in humans is a large problem elsewhere in the nation this summer, with 14 deaths and more than 1100 illnesses reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Monday, August 27, 2012/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (1721)/Comments (0)/
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Turning up the heat: Keep healthy in hot summer temps

Avoid heat stroke and heat exhaustion with plenty of water & these common sense tips

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. --- The National Weather Service has announced an excessive heat watch for this Thursday and Friday, with temperatures that will rise into the low- to mid-90s. When outside temperatures are very high, the danger for heat-related illnesses rises. Older adults, young children, and people with mental illness and chronic diseases are at particularly high risk.

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Thursday, August 16, 2012/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (1187)/Comments (0)/
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Dirty hands to mouth is biggest health risk at festivals and fairs

Food safety inspections & hand washing help you stay healthy while you’re having fun

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. --- Huge blue-and-white umbrellas mark 24 hand washing stations at this year’s Evergreen State Fair, thanks to the food safety folks at Snohomish Health District who want you to stay healthy. You will find the double-basin stations near dining areas, bathrooms, animal exhibits and barns, and food concessions. Read More >>
Wednesday, August 15, 2012/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (821)/Comments (0)/
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Curso de Certificación de Gerentes ofrecido en Español en Septiembre

La clase de 16 horas puede ahorrar dinero a su negocio y motivar a sus empleados

Condado de Snohomish, Washington – El programa de Seguridad Alimentaria en el Distrito de Salud de Snohomish está ofreciendo un entrenamiento intensivo de 16 horas en Septiembre en Español para los gerentes de servicios de alimentos y subgerentes.

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Wednesday, August 8, 2012/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (654)/Comments (0)/
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Las manos sucias a la boca es el mayor riesgo para la salud en los festivales y ferias.

Las inspecciones de seguridad alimentaria y el lavado de manos ayudarán a mantenerse saludable mientras usted se divierte.

Las manos sucias a la boca es el mayor riesgo para la salud en los festivales y ferias. Las inspecciones de seguridad alimentaria y el lavado de manos ayudarán a mantenerse saludable mientras usted se divierte.

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Wednesday, August 8, 2012/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (778)/Comments (0)/
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