Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Page Last reviewed: September 15, 2022 at 3:54 p.m.

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  1. Wild Birds Found Dead at Wiser Lake; avoid Handling Sick or Dead Birds

    Whatcom County Health Department and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) ask the public to avoid contact with sick and dead birds to prevent the spread of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI), also called bird flu. Learn more
  2. Hospital Capacity Very Low; Stores Seeing Shortages of Kids’ Fever Meds

    Message update on increase in respiratory sickness affecting kids. Hospital capacity has only gotten worse since then, and now we are also hearing about shortages of several prescription and over-the-counter drugs for children. Learn more
  3. Backyard Poultry Sickens Three, One Hospitalized in Salmonella Exposure

    Two Whatcom County residents have been sickened by Salmonella from backyard poultry and a third Whatcom County case is suspected. One of these individuals was hospitalized but has since been released. Learn more
  4. Bellingham, Whatcom County partnering with Road2Home for winter emergency shelter

    The Whatcom County Health Department and City of Bellingham have partnered with Road2Home (R2H) to offer additional homeless shelter programs when weather is severe enough to threaten health and safety. Read on...
  5. Large Increase in Respiratory Virus Impacting Kids in Western Washington

    A surge of RSV cases in children has contributed to a shortage of hospital beds for children in our region. It is important for everyone to know the common symptoms and follow basic prevention tips to reduce the spread of RSV. Learn more
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