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January 11, 2014 at 10:20 AM

Saturday Memo: Wind and rain … Seahawks, at last … Power outages

Weather: Wind and rain throughout the day; and in the mountains, wind and snow. The National Weather Service forecast. Seahawks: Not sure you heard, but there is a game today. After all the flag-flying and face-painting and 12th Man hoopla, Seattle and New Orleans finally play. Channel 13 at 1:35 p.m. — and lots…


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October 10, 2012 at 5:46 PM

Recalled spinal injectables found in Washington state; no injuries reported

Federal officials say Washington health facilities didn’t get the spinal injection products that have sickened and killed patients in other states, but state officials say some facilities do have other injectable products from the same company. The products found in Washington hospitals and clinics are included in a second, expanded recall of injectable products made by…


Comments | Topics: injectable products, New England Compounding Center, Washington Department of Health

July 3, 2012 at 6:53 PM

Health department closes Quartermaster Harbor to shellfish harvesting

The Washington Department of Health has closed recreational shellfish harvesting at Quartermaster Harbor on Vashon-Maury Island because of dangerous levels of Paralytic Shellfish Poison, the agency announced on Tuesday. The closure applies to clams, oysters, mussels, scallops and other mollusks, but not to shrimp or crabs. The poison, which can be life-threatening, is not destroyed by…


Comments | Topics: Paralytic Shellfish Poison, Public Health - Seattle & King County, Quartermaster Harbor

March 27, 2012 at 2:39 PM

State’s whooping cough cases could surpass record

The Associated Press The number of pertussis — whooping cough — cases in Washington has risen to more than 500 cases and will likely set a record in 2012, a state Health Department spokeswoman said. The outbreak is likely to exceed the number of about 950 cases last year and the previous record of about 1,020 in…


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