What’s this all about? 787 flying after secretive repair You can’t be too safe: The flu can kill. Flu shots urged as deaths reported As if Seattle police don’t have enough troubles: OK, it’s just one officer, but, Seattle cop gets 90 days for explicit Web photos of ex-lover Weather: Heavy rain and gusty…More
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The Associated Press KENNEWICK, Tri-Cities — A Tri-Cities woman in her 50s is the first flu death of the season in Washington. State Health Department spokesman Marqise Allen says the woman died in the past week. Benton-Franklin health officer Dr. Amy Person told the Tri-City Herald the woman had chronic medical conditions that put her at…More
From Health Reporter Carol M. Ostrom: State Health Officer Dr. Maxine Hayes will host a Twitter chat today about the flu from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. With 28 lab-confirmed deaths in Washington state so far, public health officials are encouraging people to get vaccinated, cover their cough, and stay home when sick, and will answer questions about how…More
In response to a widespreadflu epidemic, King County is offering free flu vaccinations to people without health insurance or who are unable to afford one. The vaccines Public Health – Seattle & King County is giving can be administered with a shot or with nasal spray. Preservative-free, gelatin-free and latex-free vaccines will be available. “The flu will…More
Who’s most prone to get the flu in our state: More than 8,700 Washington state workers were surveyed and janitors/cleaners and “secretaries” are most likely to exhibit flu-like symptoms, our news partner the Public Data Ferret is reporting. The scientific study comes from researchers at the Washington State Department…More