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Benton-Franklin Flu Report

Flu Activity: High

Flu Deaths: 18 deaths have been reported to Benton-Franklin Health District since mid-December.

Prevention: The flu shot is still the best prevention against the flu. Even if a person gets sick, they are far less likely to suffer serious complications or die from the flu. Avoid close contact with sick individuals. Practice good handwashing and cough etiquette.

What to do if you think you have the flu and when to seek emergency care: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/takingcare.htm

BFHD will update this information weekly.

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What parents need to know about EV-D68 and respiratory illness. See http://www.cdc.gov/features/EVD68/
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How do you get a permit to sell food at community events?
A: Temporary food permits are issued by our office. See www.bfhd.wa.gov/eh/fstfse.php for more information.

Q: Is West Nile virus active in our community?
A: Yes. Please check www.bfhd.wa.gov/wnv for more information and for tips to Fight The Bite.

Q: How to apply for the Washington Health Program?

Q: Where are your offices?
A: We now have 2 offices.
Kennewick 7102 W Okanogan Pl
Pasco 412 W Clark

Q: When are you open?
A: Our hours are listed on each page of the website just under the main menu. Some services are not available during all hours, please call 460 4200 for more information

Q: How do I get a Food Handler’s Card?
A: Food Handler Card Classes are held Wednesdays and Thursdays at 9:00 AM and 3:00 PM. Call (509) 460-4205 to make an appointment for the class.

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Benton Franklin Health District
7102 W Okanogan Pl
Kennewick WA
(509) 460 4200
412 W Clark
Pasco WA
(509) 547-9737

Emergency Contact Information

Personal Emergency for Medical, Police, Fire, or Other: 911
Washington Poison Center: 1 (800) 222-1222 (www.wapc.org)
Washington Community Resource Information: 211 (www.win211.org)
BFHD Public Health Emergency/Imminent Health Hazard After-Hours Reporting: 509-543-3851
The public can reference BFHD policies available in Kennewick office.
BFHD Privacy Statement:English / Spanish
Copies of the annual report available at all BFHD offices.
State and County Resources
Rules and Regulations Administered by or Governing the Benton-Franklin Health District
WAC's - RCW's
Community Health Status Indicators
Reportable Conditions
Contact: info(at)bfhd.wa.gov                                                                                                                             Employees