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Mercer Island Residents Must Boil Water Through Weekend

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

CBS Seattle–10/03/2014

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Over 200 People Report Feeling Ill After Swimming In Horseshoe Lake

Authorities in Kitsap County, Washington, have temporarily closed Horseshoe Lake County Park while they investigate an outbreak of norovirus-type illness.

CBS Seattle–07/15/2014

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eFoodhandlers Certificates ‘Worthless’ In Washington

Food service workers should obtain a food worker card from their local health department office

CBS Seattle–07/08/2014

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Washington Health Department: If Puget Sound Were A State, It Would Rank 4th In Skin Cancer Rates

The department says residents should protect themselves from ultraviolet light even on cloudy days

CBS Seattle–06/26/2014

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Doctor Accused Of Sexting During Surgery

Medical license of Seattle anesthesiologist suspended for compromising patient safety while on duty

06/09/2014

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Child With Measles Was At Sea-Tac Airport

Unvaccinated people could have been exposed to the disease

CBS Seattle–06/02/2014

Chinese authorities detected arsenic in a shipment of clams from Washington. (Getty Images)

State Begins Testing Shellfish After China Ban

Department of Health technicians are testing shellfish samples from the Poverty Bay area near Federal Way.

12/27/2013

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Local Baby Dies Of Whooping Cough

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.

CBS Seattle–12/18/2012

File photo of a doctor wearing a stethoscope. (Photo by KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

WA Asking for CDC Help in Whooping Cough Epidemic

More than 1,100 cases of whooping cough have been reported this in WA so far this year — 10 times the number at this time last year.

05/04/2012

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