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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.

News releases are sent to print and electronic media as needed. We also share relevant media releases from the Department of Health and other public health agencies.


Media Releases

’Tis the season: Flu arrives in Snohomish County

Had your flu shot yet? Vaccine is available at two Health District clinics

SNOHOMISH COUNTY --- Flu season officially opened Dec. 11 when the state's first confirmed case of flu was reported in Snohomish County. A 9-year-old boy from Bothell tested positive for Influenza A/H3N2, one of three strains making the rounds this year. According to health officials, this case is the second confirmed incidence of flu of this type in the nation so far this flu season. Read More >>
Friday, December 13, 2002/Author: Anonym/Number of views (1550)/Comments (0)/
Categories: Media Releases2002

Local rate for SIDS deaths continues high

Parents can reduce risks related to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

SNOHOMISH COUNTY --- Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is the leading cause of unexpected infant deaths in Snohomish County, according to the county’s Child Death Review Committee. Of 4,826 births between January and July this year, eight babies died of SIDS, similar to the number of SIDS deaths in the same span of 2001. These figures are double the SIDS deaths in recent years. From 1988 through 2000, the incidence rate of SIDS (deaths per 1000 live births) declined in Snohomish County and statewide. Read More >>
Tuesday, December 3, 2002/Author: Anonym/Number of views (886)/Comments (0)/
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Order up: The Great American Smokeout on local menus, Nov. 21

Area restaurants & espresso stands promote healthier lifestyles

SNOHOMISH COUNTY --- The “fresh sheet” at select local restaurants and coffee stands includes a healthy message for patrons this Thursday. Eleven food service vendors will participate in The Great American Smokeout, Nov. 21, by distributing “Auto Be Smoke Free” litter bags and information. Read More >>
Tuesday, November 19, 2002/Author: Anonym/Number of views (765)/Comments (0)/
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Brenda L. Newell named “HIV/AIDS Educator of the Year”

Public health teacher delivers prevention messages to high-risk clients

SNOHOMISH COUNTY --- HIV/AIDS Health Educator Brenda L. Newell of Snohomish Health District was named “Educator of the Year 2002” for Region 3 by the Washington Statewide Regional Service Networks and Washington State Department of Health. Newell will be recognized for her achievement at the Health District’s board meeting Nov. 12. Read More >>
Friday, November 8, 2002/Author: Anonym/Number of views (1546)/Comments (0)/
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West Nile Virus detected in Snohomish bird

Health District reports first infected bird found in western Washington

SNOHOMISH COUNTY --- A dead crow found in Snohomish County has tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV), according to local health officials. The bird was collected near the town of Snohomish and brought to Snohomish Health District Oct. 7. Birds are sent for virus testing to the USGS National Wildlife Center Laboratory in Madison, Wisconsin. Read More >>
Thursday, October 24, 2002/Author: Anonym/Number of views (932)/Comments (0)/
Categories: Media Releases2002