People living in a 20-minute neighborhood can meet most of their everyday needs within a 20-minute walk, cycle or local public transport trip of their home.
Fear has played a particularly vital role in coverage of the coronavirus outbreak.
The four-day volunteer-driven clinic provides free dental, vision and medical care to anyone in the region who struggles to access and/or afford healthcare.
Health officials are working on identifying several suitable locations for coronavirus quarantine sites to house people without symptoms who arrive from China.
Dr. Jeff Duchin, Health Officer for Public Health – Seattle & King County explains the purpose of quarantine and whether it can be effective now,
R0 – the reproduction number – indicates the intensity of an outbreak. R0 is the number of cases, on average, an infected person will cause while infectious.
Passengers who are ill will be isolated from others, evaluated at the airport and, if needed, safely taken to a hospital for further medical evaluation.
While there is not currently sustained transmission of the virus in the US, the situation continues to evolve, and health officials continue to be vigilant.
In Washington state, Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz is pushing for a bill to establish a dedicated account to help prevent and fight wildfires.
The model seeks to address the needs of patients who face social barriers such as homelessness or drug addiction and use the hospital multiple times a year.
Even though a local resident has been diagnosed with the novel coronavirus infection, the risk of infection from novel coronavirus is low to the general public.
Officials are following up on 16 local individuals who were exposed to the Snohomish County resident who contracted the 2019 novel coronavirus in Wuhan, China.
Dr. Jeff Duchin, Health Officer for Public Health – Seattle & King County, answers questions about the 2019 novel coronavirus and what we might expect.
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), which like Influenza B can hit kids hard, is also causing illnesses in King County
“Helping more people cook healthy meals at home is a laudable goal, but it is not always feasible for everyone.”