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Posted on: October 4, 2019

County Health Dept Urges Extra Care Warning for those using Illicit Drugs

Due to recent overdose deaths in northwest Washington, Whatcom County health officials are strongly encouraging people who use illicit drugs to understand the risk for fatal overdoses, especially overdoses from fentanyl.

While overdoses can happen from mis...

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Posted on: September 16, 2019

UPDATE: Advisory for Lake Whatcom Households with Direct-Draw Drinking Water

UPDATE as of 9/18:

There is no longer a health risk due to this incident.

As of Wednesday morning, September 18, the Department of Ecology has reported there is “no recoverable product” at the site of the recent diesel spill in Agate Bay...

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Posted on: September 11, 2019

First WA Case of Lung Illness Linked to Vaping

On Wednesday, September 11 the Washington State Department of Health and Public Health Seattle-King County announced the first Washington State case of severe lung illness linked to vaping. The case is one of more than 450 cases throughout the U.S. that a...

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Posted on: August 28, 2019

Recreational Shellfish Harvest Closed for All Whatcom County

All Whatcom County beaches are closed to recreational shellfish harvest due to high biotoxin levels. Always check the Washington State Shellfish Safety map for the latest closure information.

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Posted on: August 12, 2019

Washington State Hepatitis A Outbreak

Washington State is experiencing a hepatitis A outbreak in multiple counties. There are 14 cases in King, Pend Oreille, Snohomish, and Spokane counties among people living homeless or using drugs. Currently there are no cases in Whatcom County.

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