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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

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 (516)/Comments (0)/
Categories: Media Releases2017

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:

Friday, January 13, 2017/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (985)/Comments (0)/
Categories: Media Releases2017

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).

Thursday, January 5, 2017/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (1190)/Comments (0)/
Categories: Media Releases2017

Four Lab Confirmed Influenza Deaths in Snohomish County

Still time for flu shots as hospitalizations continue to rise

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – Flu season typically peaks between January and March, but it is packing a serious punch in Snohomish County earlier than usual this year. Hospitalization numbers have been doubling each week since early-December, and there are now four confirmed deaths linked to the flu.

Friday, December 30, 2016/Author: Heather Thomas/Number of views (1371)/Comments (0)/
Categories: Media Releases

Snohomish County agencies urge residents to prepare for cold weather

Quick tips to keep you safe and healthy this winter

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – Get Frosty’s wardrobe ready because snowflakes are in the forecast. The Snohomish Health District, Snohomish County Department of Emergency Management, and Medical Reserve Corps have teamed up to provide one place for weather-related preparedness information.

Friday, December 2, 2016/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (1019)/Comments (0)/
Categories: Media Releases2016