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DOH News Releases
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11/04/19 Vaping and severe acute pulmonary syndrome update: Alaska is the only state of 50 that is yet unaffected. US territories are reporting cases as well. The outbreak was believed to have begun in April 2019, and the rates continue to climb including here in Washington. Flavored vaping products have been banned in Washington and Oregon. Please call the health department if vaping related lung injury is suspected.  For diagnostic tools, see the case definition and CDC provider guidance.
 
10/25/19

Salmonella from backyard poultry: Washington outbreak
 
10/23/19

Smoking age raised to 21 in Washington starting 01/01/2020
 

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CDC News Releases
11/04/19

ACEs linked to top 5 of 10 causes of death: Read about the new data showing prevention is key and access materials to help you in clinical practice

10/07/19

Not enough pregnant women are getting vaccinated: Read the transcript for real time discussion about how to start and carry on the conversation. 

10/04/19

Measles elimination status maintained: The outbreak is over, and we’ve kept our elimination status.

08/29/19
 
Brain Health in Native Americans: A finalized report from the Healthy Brain Initiative, Alzheimers Association, NIH, and CDC called The Roadmap for Indian Country has been published.
 

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Updated 11/7/19

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