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    We keep you up to date on the latest disease trends.

    Our Public Health Consultants track disease trends in Pierce County. We provide information and resources to keep you and your patients informed. Check out these resources to learn more about emerging health threats in our area.

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    Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department joins other local health jurisdictions in fully supporting the data-informed decision by healthcare organizations to require masking in their facilities when
    We are working with Washington State Department of Health and Thurston County Public Health and Social Services to investigate 6 cases of the foodborne illness
    A Pierce County man was diagnosed July 13 with colonization due to Candida auris, a multidrug-resistant fungus that can cause serious infections. It’s believed to
    A Pierce County woman is recovering from a tickborne disease called anaplasmosis. This is the second report of anaplasmosis due to exposure in Washington. The
    We are monitoring a case of active tuberculosis in a woman in Tacoma. She has declined to take medication. We are working with her and

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