washington state health department

Health Officials Give Tips to Prevent Birth Defects
YAKIMA—Health officials in Yakima County are advising pregnant women to take steps to prevent a rare kind of birth defect that has been detected in unusual numbers locally. Anencephaly is a rare and fatal birth defect that results from incomplete formation of the brain during the first month o…
Two Known Human Cases of West Nile Virus Reported
A Yakima man in his 30's is among the first two human cases of the West Nile virus so far this
year.  The state health department says the man was treated at the end of last
month and had not traveled out of the area.  A Pierce County woman in her 70's
is the other case and she had …