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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

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 (1602)/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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Fairs & festivals are serious business for food safety

Snohomish Health District ensures safe food prep and handling at fun events

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – Grilled turkey legs, pulled pork sliders, juicy wedges of fresh watermelon, elephant ears, cotton candy, teriyaki chicken, German sausages, pierogis stuffed with cheese—the menu at a county fair defies self-control and fuels you up for Ferris wheel rides, animal exhibits, and game concessions.

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Wednesday, August 7, 2013/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (842)/Comments (0)/
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Parents get a B+ for kids’ back-to-school shots in Snohomish County

Is your child up to date? Vaccines required for school are available to children at no cost.

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. –-- More 5 and 6 year olds in Snohomish County had all the vaccines they needed to enter school last year, according to recent data released by the state Department of Health. For the 2012-2013 school year, 86.3 percent of local kindergarteners were up to date on their shots, better than past years and higher than the state average of 85.6 percent.

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Wednesday, July 10, 2013/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (1567)/Comments (0)/
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Parents get a B+ for kids’ back-to-school shots in Snohomish County

Is your child up to date? Vaccines required for school are available to children at no cost.

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. –-- More 5 and 6 year olds in Snohomish County had all the vaccines they needed to enter school last year, according to recent data released by the state Department of Health. For the 2012-2013 school year, 86.3 percent of local kindergarteners were up to date on their shots, better than past years and higher than the state average of 85.6 percent. Read More >>
Wednesday, July 10, 2013/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (1556)/Comments (0)/
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