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    Shellfish Vibrio Illness Rates Increasing

    Several cases of vibriosis have been confirmed in Jefferson County in people who have consumed raw shellfish. Vibriosis is a gastrointestinal illness that can be caused by consuming raw shellfish from waters where Vibrio bacteria are abundant. Read on...
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    Brinnon Area Water Quality News, Spring 2018 Newsletter

    See the status update on the Brinnon Area Water Quality project. Read on...
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    Rabid Bat Season Begins in Washington State

    As of June 1, 2018 the Washington State Public Health Lab has detected five rabid bats that were linked to human exposures, Read on...
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    Port Townsend – High levels of the potent nerve toxin anatoxin-a were detected in a water sample taken from Anderson Lake on Tuesday, May 29th. The toxin level is 112 micrograms per liter, which is above the WA State recreational criteria Read on...
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    May’s rabid bat stats highest in 20 years

    Touching a bat could expose you to rabies Read on...
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    Jefferson County Food Safety Awards

    Port Townsend – The 2017 Outstanding Achievement Awards were presented at the May 17, 2018 Jefferson County Board of Health meeting Read on...
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