Lawmakers have narrowly endorsed a bill to add the chickenpox vaccine to those required for public school students and remove any exemptions to the law.
The state Health Department says the number of flu-like illnesses in Washington is slightly higher than at this time last year.
Health and utility inspectors have not been able to find the source of the bacteria, and the city is considering sending divers to check its two closed water tanks, Mercer Island spokesman Ross Freeman said Friday
Authorities in Kitsap County, Washington, have temporarily closed Horseshoe Lake County Park while they investigate an outbreak of norovirus-type illness.
Food service workers should obtain a food worker card from their local health department office
The department says residents should protect themselves from ultraviolet light even on cloudy days
Medical license of Seattle anesthesiologist suspended for compromising patient safety while on duty
Unvaccinated people could have been exposed to the disease
Department of Health technicians are testing shellfish samples from the Poverty Bay area near Federal Way.
A newborn baby who died of whooping cough last week in King County was the first pertussis death in Washington since August 2011 and occurred even though the number of new cases in the epidemic is a tenth of last spring’s rate.