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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 - 3rd Quarter Newsletter (PDF)

  • Rabid Bats in King County
  • Preventing a Measles Outbreak Via Community Outreach
  • First Reported Case of Raccoon Roundworm in Washington State
  • Newest ACIP Recommendations
  • Immunization FAQ
  • Earn CE Credit And Join The National HPV Learning Collaborative

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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 January
Cases reported through January
2018 2017 2018 2017
Campylobacteriosis 75 26 75 26
Chlamydial infections 696 895 696 895
Cryptosporidiosis 5 2 5 2
Giardiasis 39 25 39 25
Gonorrhea 370 302 370 302
Hepatitis A 5 0 5 0
Hepatitis B (acute) 1 1 1 1
Hepatitis C (acute) 0 2 0 2
Herpes, genital (primary) 0 66 0 66
HIV and AIDS (includes only AIDS cases not previously reported as HIV) 35 12 35 12
Legionellosis 4 1 4 1
Listeriosis 0 0 0 0
Measles 0 0 0 0
Meningococcal Disease 0 0 0 0
Mumps 3 31 3 31
Pertussis 17 11 17 11
Rubella (including congenital rubella) 0 0 0 0
Salmonellosis 23 20 23 20
Shiga toxin producing E. coli (STEC), including E. coli O157:H7 and non-O157) 5 1 5 1
Shigellosis 10 14 10 14
Syphilis, early 53 56 53 56
Syphilis, congenital 0 0 0 0
Syphilis, late 11 21 11 21
Tuberculosis 3 3 3 3
Vibriosis 0 0 0 0
Yersiniosis 0 0 0 0

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