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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

Life’s a beach: Don’t let “Swimmer’s Itch” slow you down

SNOHOMISH COUNTY---Going for a swim? You might come out scratching from tiny creatures that cause “Swimmer’s Itch,” or suffering from a bout of gastro-intestinal illness, say officials at Snohomish Health District. Read More >>
Thursday, June 19, 2003/Author: Anonym/Number of views (1688)/Comments (0)/
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Take it outside! Three cities target secondhand tobacco smoke

Pilot project benefits kids in Arlington, Darrington & Marysville

SNOHOMISH COUNTY--- Billboards, buses and cinema ads in north Snohomish County are carrying a strong message this June: “6,000 children die each year from exposure to secondhand tobacco smoke --- Please smoke outside.” The ads can be seen at Regal Cinemas in Marysville, on the sides of Community Transit buses, and on billboards at several locations in Marysville and Lynnwood. Crystal Marino, a student at Granite Falls Middle School, created the design for two of the billboards. [NOTE to EDITOR: billboard locations in sidebar below] Read More >>
Friday, June 13, 2003/Author: Anonym/Number of views (893)/Comments (0)/
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Fresh news: Sultan parks go tobacco-free, June 11

Mayor Rowe keynotes the Osprey Park celebration at 2 p.m.

SNOHOMISH COUNTY---Sultan soon will become the fifth city in Snohomish County to freshen its parks with a healthier climate for kids. Sultan Mayor C. H. Rowe will proclaim Sultan parks voluntarily “tobacco-free” June 11 in ceremonies beginning at 2 p.m. at Osprey Park, 711 1st St, Sultan. The event is free and open to the public. Read More >>
Friday, June 6, 2003/Author: Anonym/Number of views (920)/Comments (0)/
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Region’s teens fire up over secondhand smoke, May 31

“Untold II” youth summit at Swinomish Tribal Community Center, LaConner

SNOHOMISH COUNTY---Students from five counties will learn the dirty truth about secondhand smoke at an all-day summit May 31. “Untold II: The reality behind secondhand smoke” will be held at Swinomish Tribal Community Center, LaConner. Read More >>
Monday, May 12, 2003/Author: Anonym/Number of views (1667)/Comments (0)/
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Bye-bye, blackbird: Report dead birds to Snohomish Health District

Your information will track West Nile virus in Snohomish County

SNOHOMISH COUNTY--- You can help track West Nile virus (WNV) activity in Snohomish County. Snohomish Health District recently reactivated its WNV information line for you to report the location of dead birds you find in the county. Dead crows in particular are early indicators of virus activity because this family of bird is most susceptible to infection. Call 425.339.5250 during business hours to report a freshly dead bird that has no obvious trauma. After 5 p.m. or on weekends, call 425.339.8720. Read More >>
Thursday, May 1, 2003/Author: Anonym/Number of views (864)/Comments (0)/
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