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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

Health District Seeks Information on Norovirus-like Illnesses

After voluntary closure, Altitude Trampoline Park reopens Wednesday

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – Following reports of individuals being sickened with Norovirus-like symptoms over the weekend, the Snohomish Health District is activating a temporary call center. Anyone who visited the Altitude Trampoline Park located at 6610 64th Street Northeast in Marysville on or after March 10, and has exhibited symptoms consistent with norovirus, is encouraged to call 425-388-5088. The call center will be staffed from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Friday, or unless an outbreak increases.

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (879)/Comments (0)/
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Mumps Now Impacting Four Schools in Snohomish County

Number of cases increases to 22 countywide

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – As the number of mumps cases continue to increase across the state, Snohomish County has seen its mumps cases double to 22 total cases. Of those cases, 9 are confirmed cases and 13 are considered probable. The Snohomish Health District is also working together with Everett Public Schools and the Stanwood-Camano School District on those cases that are impacting the following schools:

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Friday, March 10, 2017/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (682)/Comments (0)/
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Board of Health Meeting, Feb. 14

New grant for opioid overdose monitoring pilot to be discussed

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – During its regular board meeting, the Board of Health is expected to take action on an agreement with the Washington State Department of Health for a grant through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This grant will allow the Snohomish Health District to begin a pilot project to monitor opioid overdose survivals in Snohomish County.  Read More >>
Wednesday, February 15, 2017/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (354)/Comments (0)/
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Lab-Confirmed Flu Deaths Climb to 8 in Snohomish County

New online resources as increased influenza symptoms and hospitalizations continue

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – With several months still to go, updated reports show that Snohomish County is on pace to set a record in the total number of hospitalizations this flu season. In addition to continued increases in hospitalization numbers, three more deaths were reported:

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Friday, January 13, 2017/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (836)/Comments (0)/
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Flu and Mumps Straining Health Systems in Snohomish County

Residents urged to save hospital visits for life-threatening conditions only

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – As the Snohomish Health District released last week, this year’s influenza season is proving quite severe. Official numbers released this week report that the total number of flu hospitalizations for the week ending Dec. 31 were the highest on record for Snohomish County (see graph at end).

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Thursday, January 5, 2017/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (1039)/Comments (0)/
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