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Exposure to pet and pest allergens during infancy linked to reduced asthma risk

Exposure to pet and pest allergens during infancy linked to reduced asthma risk

Children exposed to high indoor levels of pet or pest allergens during infancy have a lower risk of developing asthma by 7 years of age. While previous studies have found that reducing allergen exposure in the home helps control established asthma, the new findings suggest that exposure to certain allergens early in life, before asthma develops, may have a preventive effect.

September 19, 2017 | By | Reply More
How protecting your dog’s health also protects yours

How protecting your dog’s health also protects yours

We want your pup to be healthy because healthy dogs are happy dogs and happy dogs make happy owners. But, we also want your four-legged friends to be healthy because when they are protected against certain diseases, so are you!

September 15, 2017 | By | Reply More
Rabid bat numbers continue to rise in WA

Rabid bat numbers continue to rise in WA

Twelve bats found in public parks and private homes across Washington have tested positive for rabies since August 1. While health officials test for and find rabid bats every year – typically during summer months – the August numbers are the highest in a decade, bringing the total number to 21 this year.

September 14, 2017 | By | Reply More
Hey, what’s up with the bats?

Hey, what’s up with the bats?

Three rabid bats have been found in public areas within King County since August 19. Public Health – Seattle & King County’s Meredith Li-Vollmer sat down with Vance Kawakami, DVM MPH, one of our public health veterinarians and an epidemiologist, to find out what is going on with bats lately.

August 31, 2017 | By | Reply More