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OCT

King County Board of Health meeting on October 19, 2017
The King County Board of Health holds its next meeting on 10/19/17. Topics on the agenda include discussion and possible action related to a resolution on healthcare access for all, and briefings on health inequities in King County and an update on the food safety rating program roll out.

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OCT

Rabid bat found on school grounds in Woodinville
A rabid bat was found on the playground of Bear Creek Elementary School in Woodinville on the morning of Monday, October 2. If you or your child had any recent contact with a bat at Bear Creek Elementary School, contact Public Health immediately for information on preventative treatment. Rabies can be life-threatening, but treatable if caught early.

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SEP

King County Board of Health meeting on September 21, 2017
The King County Board of Health holds its next meeting on September 21, 2017. Topics on the agenda include resolutions on Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, reducing unintended and teen pregnancies and calling on lawmakers to take meaningful action to address firearm tragedy; and a briefing on the Local Hazardous Waste Management Program.

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AUG

Alki Beach south to the Pierce County line, including Vashon Island and Quartermaster Harbor beaches closed for shellfish harvesting
Paralytic Shellfish Poison has been detected at unsafe levels and as a result, the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) has closed Alki Beach south to the Pierce County line, including Vashon Island and Quartermaster Harbor beaches to recreational shellfish harvest. The commercial harvest is not affected. People should always check the DOH shellfish safety website before harvesting shellfish.

30
AUG

Rabid bat found at City of SeaTac park
A rabid bat was found at Angle Lake Park in the City of SeaTac. If you had any contact with a bat at Angle Lake Park on Monday, August 28 or Tuesday, August 29, contact Public Health immediately for information on preventative treatment. Rabies can be life-threatening, but treatable if caught early.

25
AUG

Vashon Island (excluding Quartermaster Harbor) beaches closed for shellfish harvesting
Paralytic Shellfish Poison has been detected at unsafe levels at Vashon Island beaches (except in Quartermaster Harbor) and as a result, the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) has closed Vashon Island (except Quartermaster Harbor) to recreational shellfish harvest. The commercial harvest is not affected. People should always check the DOH shellfish safety website before harvesting shellfish.

24
AUG

Rabid bat found in Ballard neighborhood
A rabid bat was found at the intersection of NW 73rd and 8th Ave NW in the Seattle neighborhood of Ballard on August 22nd. If you had any contact with a bat at this intersection on Tuesday or Wednesday, contact Public Health immediately for information on preventative treatment. Rabies can be life-threatening, but treatable if caught early.

19
AUG

Rabid bat found at Green Lake Park
A rabid bat was found at Green Lake Park in Seattle on Thursday evening, August 17th. If you had any contact with a bat at the park on Wednesday or Thursday, contact Public Health immediately for information on preventative treatment. Rabies can be life-threatening, but treatable if caught early.

25
JUL

Public Health investigates rare infection linked to fish in supermarket tanks
Public health officials are investigating the possibility that a rare and sometimes fatal bacterial infection came from fish purchased from live tanks at a local store. A King County man was diagnosed with a bacterial infection caused by Vibrio vulnificus after preparing and consuming fish purchased from the live fish tanks at this store. Public Health cautions anyone who has come into contact with raw fish to seek medical care if they develop symptoms of the infection.

17
JUL

King County Board of Health meeting on July 20, 2017
The King County Board of Health holds its next meeting on 7/20/17. Topics on the agenda include discussion and possible action related to limited service pregnancy center, Healthcare for the Homeless budget, and a legislative update.

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