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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 - 2nd Quarter Newsletter (PDF)

  • Hantavirus in King County
  • Winning Strategies To Increase HPV Immunization Coverage
  • 2016-17 Influenza Season Summary
  • An Inside Look At Disease Investigation
  • Zika Update

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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 May
Cases reported through May
 
2017
2016
2017
2016
Campylobacteriosis 48 49 130 191
Chlamydial infections 677 745 3936 3838
Cryptosporidiosis 5 3 23 14
Giardiasis 19 27 100 118
Gonorrhea 319 234 1529 1333
Hepatitis A 0 1 1 5
Hepatitis B (acute) 0 0 2 1
Hepatitis C (acute) 0 1 6 7
Herpes, genital (primary) 41 60 285 331
HIV and AIDS (includes only AIDS cases not previously reported as HIV) 36 19 134 94
Legionellosis 0 0 4 4
Listeriosis 1 0 4 4
Measles 0 0 2 0
Meningococcal Disease 0 0 0 1
Mumps 7 0 109 0
Pertussis 1 11 22 31
Rubella (including congenital rubella) 0 0 0 0
Salmonellosis 23 19 91 82
Shiga toxin producing E. coli (STEC), including E. coli O157:H7 and non-O157) 3 11 24 23
Shigellosis 15 7 58 33
Syphilis, early 47 45 244 206
Syphilis, congenital 0 0 0 0
Syphilis, late 14 14 89 75
Tuberculosis 9 10 31 32
Vibriosis 2 1 3 1
Yersiniosis 1 3 6 13

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