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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.

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Media Releases

Spring ahead: Health District planner for West Nile Virus season

Mike Young aboard for WNV education, communication & surveillance duties

SNOHOMISH COUNTY --- Preparing for West Nile Virus (WNV) activity, Snohomish Health District has appointed Mike Young to the position of West Nile Virus Planning Coordinator. Young’s initial responsibilities include planning and preparing public education, communication and surveillance related to WNV. Read More >>
Friday, January 17, 2003/Author: Anonym/Number of views (670)/Comments (0)/
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Fresh funds: Snohomish Health District awarded $135K in grants

Money targets tobacco use and secondhand smoke; Tribes benefit

SNOHOMISH COUNTY --- The Snohomish Health District recently received two grants from the Washington State Department of Health to reduce tobacco use and residents’ exposure to secondhand tobacco smoke. The voter-approved initiative to raise the tax on cigarettes funds the grants, which total nearly $135,000. Read More >>
Friday, January 3, 2003/Author: Anonym/Number of views (634)/Comments (0)/
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’Tis the season: Flu arrives in Snohomish County

Had your flu shot yet? Vaccine is available at two Health District clinics

SNOHOMISH COUNTY --- Flu season officially opened Dec. 11 when the state's first confirmed case of flu was reported in Snohomish County. A 9-year-old boy from Bothell tested positive for Influenza A/H3N2, one of three strains making the rounds this year. According to health officials, this case is the second confirmed incidence of flu of this type in the nation so far this flu season. Read More >>
Friday, December 13, 2002/Author: Anonym/Number of views (1725)/Comments (0)/
Categories: Media Releases2002

Local rate for SIDS deaths continues high

Parents can reduce risks related to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

SNOHOMISH COUNTY --- Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is the leading cause of unexpected infant deaths in Snohomish County, according to the county’s Child Death Review Committee. Of 4,826 births between January and July this year, eight babies died of SIDS, similar to the number of SIDS deaths in the same span of 2001. These figures are double the SIDS deaths in recent years. From 1988 through 2000, the incidence rate of SIDS (deaths per 1000 live births) declined in Snohomish County and statewide. Read More >>
Tuesday, December 3, 2002/Author: Anonym/Number of views (985)/Comments (0)/
Categories: Media Releases2002

Order up: The Great American Smokeout on local menus, Nov. 21

Area restaurants & espresso stands promote healthier lifestyles

SNOHOMISH COUNTY --- The “fresh sheet” at select local restaurants and coffee stands includes a healthy message for patrons this Thursday. Eleven food service vendors will participate in The Great American Smokeout, Nov. 21, by distributing “Auto Be Smoke Free” litter bags and information. Read More >>
Tuesday, November 19, 2002/Author: Anonym/Number of views (864)/Comments (0)/
Categories: Media Releases2002