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Posted on: March 19, 2019

Latest Youth Health Survey Data Released - 3/19/19

Results of the 2018 Healthy Youth Survey (HYS) were released yesterday. Washington State students in grades 6, 8, 10, and 12 take the HYS every two years, voluntarily answering a wide variety of questions about health behaviors and other factors that affe...

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Posted on: March 13, 2019

Repairs Complete to Sewage Leak Near 2500 Block of Lake Whatcom Blvd.

From: Darin Klein, Environmental Health Supervisor

Date: March 13, 2019

The sewage leak in the 2500 block of Lake Whatcom Boulevard has been repaired, and there is no longer a potential for wastewater to reach the shoreline of the lake. WCHD staff have visi...

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Posted on: January 30, 2019

Measles - Prevention and FAQs

With dozens of cases of measles confirmed in Washington State, we are reminding individuals about the importance of making sure you are up to date on the MMR vaccine (measles, mumps, rubella vaccine). 

Most people have immunity to measles because ...

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Posted on: January 25, 2019

Recreational Shellfish Harvest Upgraded in Southern Whatcom County

BELLINGHAM, WA — Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning (PSP) and Diarrhetic Shellfish Poisoning (DSP) biotoxin levels have dropped in most species of molluscan shellfish in southern Whatcom County. As a result, the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) has

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Posted on: January 18, 2019

Community Health Snapshots Explore Health Across Whatcom County - Jan. 9, 2019

Executive Summary of 2018 Community Health Snapshots, Whatcom County

After completing the 2018 Community Health Assessment (CHA) for Whatcom County, Whatcom County Heatlh Department began to further explore how health is experienced across Whatcom County. To this end, we reviewed public health data for geographic ...

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