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September 19, 2014 at 9:05 AM

Two children first cases of enterovirus in the state

Officials with Public Health – Seattle & King County said Friday morning that two children, one from King County and the other from Snohomish County, are the state’s first diagnosed cases of enterovirus D68 (EV-D68). The presence of the respiratory illness in the children was confirmed by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). The children were stable…

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September 11, 2014 at 10:23 AM

Respiratory illness affecting children across country could be here

A severe respiratory illness affecting children in the Midwest may be showing up in the Seattle area, say local health officials. Officials are working with Seattle Children’s to investigate a cluster of patients with severe respiratory illness who tested positive for a possible enterovirus infection, according to a news release issued Thursday by Public Health…

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January 22, 2014 at 11:35 AM

100 Seattle Children’s patients at risk from colonoscopy equipment

Seattle Children’s hospital this week notified about 100 patients they may be at risk for infection from colonoscopy equipment that had not been properly cleaned. “The risk of infection for patients is very low, but we don’t want to take any chances,” Dr. Danielle Zerr, the hospital’s medical director for infection prevention, said in a statement…

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July 12, 2013 at 11:23 AM

UW ordered to pay $15.2M malpractice award for girl’s injury

From Health Reporter Carol M. Ostrom A King County Superior Court judge awarded $15.2 million Friday morning to the family of an 8-year-old girl  who suffered devastating brain injuries in 2008 after a communication breakdown between University of Washington doctors at Seattle Children’s led to a medication mistake. The award, against the UW, is one of the largest medical…

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January 13, 2013 at 3:26 PM

Police dog nabs assault suspect near Children’s hospital

A Seattle police dog nabbed an assault suspect early today near Seattle Children’s hospital. The man had eluded police the night before, after he allegedly assaulted his wife in an altercation at about 9 p.m. at the hospital, 4800 Sand Point Way Northeast. The man fled before officers arrived, and a search of the area was…

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