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Measles investigation expands to 22 confirmed cases; three new exposure sites identified
Clark County Public Health is continuing its measles outbreak investigation. Since Jan. 1, we have identified 22 confirmed cases and three suspect cases. Three new public exposure sites have been identified. Read more.
For the latest information and answers to frequently asked questions, visit our Measles Investigation webpage.
County declares public health emergency due to measles outbreak
Clark County Council Chair Eileen Quiring declared on Friday a public health emergency in response to the measles outbreak. The process is necessary to ensure Public Health has adequate resources to continue its response. The declaration enables Public Health to have access to additional resources outside of our regional area. Read more.
Environmental Public Health programs move toward full cost recovery through increased fees
Environmental Public Health fees will increase in the new year as the department shifts toward fully recovering all program costs. The ordinance implements new policy direction from the Board of Health to increase cost recovery on fees and reduce support from the county’s general fund. Read more.
Suspected AFM illness identified in Clark County child
Clark County Public Health is working with local health care providers and Washington State Department of Health to investigate a suspected case of acute flaccid myelitis, AFM, in a Clark County child. The child, who is younger than 6, was hospitalized for sudden onset of paralysis in one arm. Read more.
Residents can recycle Christmas trees to reduce holiday waste
After the holiday festivities end, Clark County Public Health urges residents to recycle their Christmas trees, rather than sending them to the landfill. Read more.
Nominate champions of environmental sustainability for county Green Awards
Clark County is accepting nominations for the annual Green Awards, a Public Health program that recognizes excellence in environmental sustainability. Clark County Public Health is seeking nominations of organizations and individuals who consider the environment in decision-making and practices. Read more.