FAQs Regarding Influenza

What exactly is influenza? Influenza (also known as the flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness, and can cause death. Influenza is not a cold. Influenza usually comes on suddenly. People who have Influenza often feel some or all of these symptoms: Fever, chills, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy … Continue reading »

New WAC Requirements

  Emergency Preparedness: WAC 388-148-1460 now requires a family have a plan and be prepared incase an emergency should happen. The plan must include supplies of food, water, medications, and other necessary supplies. The family will answer these questions on the Emergency Evacuation Plan DSHS 16-204. DOH recommends a family have supplies on hand for all household members for three … Continue reading »

IKEA Recalls Crib Mattresses Due to Risk of Entrapment

Recall Date: January 13, 2015 Recall Number: 15-059   Name of Product: VYSSA crib mattress   Units: About 169,000   Description: This recall involves IKEA VYSSA style crib mattresses with the following five model names: VACKERT, VINKA, SPELEVINK, SLÖA and SLUMMER. The involved mattresses were manufactured on May 4, 2014 or earlier. An identification label attached to the mattress cover … Continue reading »