Recent Articles

Fact Sheets

Zika Virus

In Washington State (DOH)

All pregnant patients should be assessed for possible Zika virus exposure at each prenatal care visit, including for signs and symptoms of Zika virus disease, a travel history, and their sexual partner’s potential exposure…

See Resource

Chikungunya

CDC Fact Sheet

Mosquito-borne viral disease characterized by acute onset of fever and severe polyarthralgia. Often occurs as large outbreaks with high attack rates…

See Article

Cryptococcus gattii

Fact Sheet

About 100 infections of Cryptococcus gattii have been reported in the United States 2004–2011, almost all from Oregon and Washington State…

See Article

Opioid Epidemic

WA State is Taking Action

Opioids are a leading cause of unintentional injury death, even more than motor vehicle accidents or firearm fatalities. In communities across Washington, the opioid epidemic is devastating families and overwhelming law enforcement and social services. Washington has already taken important steps to address this epidemic.

Learn More

Opioid Trends in Pierce County

The February 2017 report describes opioid trends in Pierce County.

Read Report