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Montana's House Narrowly Endorses Proposal To Update ImmunizationsLawmakers have narrowly endorsed a bill to add the chickenpox vaccine to those required for public school students and remove any exemptions to the law.
More Reports Of Flu-Like Illnesses In WashingtonThe state Health Department says the number of flu-like illnesses in Washington is slightly higher than at this time last year.
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
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.
eFoodhandlers Certificates 'Worthless' In Washington Food service workers should obtain a food worker card from their local health department office
Washington Health Department: If Puget Sound Were A State, It Would Rank 4th In Skin Cancer RatesThe department says residents should protect themselves from ultraviolet light even on cloudy days
Doctor Accused Of Sexting During SurgeryMedical license of Seattle anesthesiologist suspended for compromising patient safety while on duty
Child With Measles Was At Sea-Tac Airport Unvaccinated people could have been exposed to the disease
State Begins Testing Shellfish After China BanDepartment of Health technicians are testing shellfish samples from the Poverty Bay area near Federal Way.
Local Baby Dies Of Whooping CoughA 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.
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.
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