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First Washington state case of severe lung disease related to vaping products reported

Washington State Department of Health officials reported the first confirmed case of a severe lung disease linked with the use of vaping devices. Seattle & King County Public Health said the patient is a young adult male who has recovered after being hospitalized in August at a local King County Hospital.

Washington State Department of Health officials reported the first confirmed case of a severe lung disease linked with the use of vaping devices. 

Seattle & King County Public Health said the patient is a young adult male who has recovered after being hospitalized in August at a local King County Hospital.

Text-to-9-1-1 service now available in both Snohomish and King Counties

Text-to-9-1-1 is an emergency service that has been available in Snohomish County since 2015, and on December 20th, 2018, Text-to-9-1-1 is also available in neighboring King County for the first time.  This service is intended to benefit people who may not be able to speak due to an emergency such as a home invasion or abusive partner, as well as those who are deaf, hard of hearing, or speech impaired.

Text-to-9-1-1 is an emergency service that has been available in Snohomish County since 2015, and on December 20th, Text-to-9-1-1 is also available in neighboring King County for the first time.

This service is intended to benefit people who may not be able to speak due to an emergency such as a home invasion or abusive partner, as well as those who are deaf, hard of hearing, or speech impaired.

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