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Welcome to Public Health’s quarterly newsletter on communicable disease, epidemiology and immunizations. Our goal is to better serve those who share Public Health's goals of preventing – and better understanding – communicable diseases. Current subscribers are encouraged to confirm their subscription preferences with our online subscriber form.

Print subscribers:  Online references and resources for this edition are all easily accessed via live links in the PDF version below.

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2017 - 1st Quarter Newsletter (PDF)

  • Mumps Outbreak
  • Immunization Coverage Among Refugee Arrivals in Washington State
  • ACIP Recommends Single Dose Hep B Revaccination
  • Flu Vaccine Effectiveness: Why So Variable?
  • How To Increase HPV Vaccination Rates
  • New HPV Dosing Algorithm
  • Free HPV Reminder Magnets

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Find out when the latest quarterly issue is available as well as when the table for latest cases of selected diseases has been updated below.

Monthly reportable cases of selected diseases in Seattle and King County
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Note: These numbers are preliminary and subject to minor changes.
 
Cases reported in April
Cases reported through April
 
2017
2016
2017
2016
Campylobacteriosis 31 30 95 142
Chlamydial infections 516 723 3029 3093
Cryptosporidiosis 5 2 18 11
Giardiasis 16 21 81 91
Gonorrhea 198 265 1147 1099
Hepatitis A 0 2 1 4
Hepatitis B (acute) 1 1 2 1
Hepatitis C (acute) 2 1 6 6
Herpes, genital (primary) 42 59 232 271
HIV and AIDS (includes only AIDS cases not previously reported as HIV) 32 13 111 75
Legionellosis 2 0 4 4
Listeriosis 2 1 3 4
Measles 0 0 2 0
Meningococcal Disease 0 0 0 1
Mumps 12 0 102 0
Pertussis 0 3 21 20
Rubella (including congenital rubella) 0 0 0 0
Salmonellosis 20 22 67 63
Shiga toxin producing E. coli (STEC), including E. coli O157:H7 and non-O157) 4 4 15 12
Shigellosis 5 6 42 26
Syphilis, early 20 41 160 160
Syphilis, congenital 0 0 0 0
Syphilis, late 11 23 64 62
Tuberculosis 7 6 21 22
Vibriosis 1 0 1 0
Yersiniosis 3 0 5 10

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