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Social media helps officials spot public health threats – but only for the rich?

Social media helps officials spot public health threats – but only for the rich?

Every day, people use the internet to seek and share health information. This opens up exciting new ways for scientists to study the health of a population, an approach known as digital epidemiology.

May 21, 2017 | By | Reply More
Second King County E. coli case linked to I.M. Healthy brand SoyNut Butter

Second King County E. coli case linked to I.M. Healthy brand SoyNut Butter

By Carley Thompson Public Health – Seattle & King County A second child in King County was hospitalized for E. coli (STEC) O157:H7 linked to eating I.M. Healthy brand SoyNut Butter. The child is now recovering and has been discharged from the hospital. On March 10, 2017, The SoyNut Butter Company expanded its recall of SoyNut Butter products to include […]

March 16, 2017 | By | Reply More
E coli outbreak linked to I.M. Healthy brand SoyNut butter

E coli outbreak linked to I.M. Healthy brand SoyNut butter

Multistate Outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli O157:H7 Infections Linked to I.M. Healthy Brand SoyNut Butter Fr0m the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Advice to Consumers Consumers should not eat any variety or size of I.M. Healthy brand SoyNut Butter or I.M. Healthy brand granola coated with SoyNut Butter.  Even if some of the SoyNut […]

March 3, 2017 | By | Reply More
WHO lists top ‘superbug’ threats

WHO lists top ‘superbug’ threats

WHO publishes list of bacteria for which new antibiotics are urgently needed World Health Organization (WHO) published its first ever list of antibiotic-resistant “priority pathogens” – a catalogue of 12 families of bacteria that pose the greatest threat to human health. The list was drawn up in a bid to guide and promote research and […]

February 28, 2017 | By | Reply More
Food safety rating on a curve: How it’s done and why it matters

Food safety rating on a curve: How it’s done and why it matters

By Public Health Insider Public Health – Seattle & King County We recently launched our first-of-its kind food safety rating system, and we look forward to rolling it out over the course of the next year. One unique component of our approach to providing residents with easy-to-use signage is our adoption of a rating “curve,” or adjustment of […]

January 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
Update on E. coli outbreak linked to Ballard’s Matador restaurant

Update on E. coli outbreak linked to Ballard’s Matador restaurant

The investigation is continuing to evolve, and information may change. From Public Health – Seattle & King County In addition to the 5 known ill people described in Public Health – Seattle & King County’s original update on Friday, September 9 who ate at Matador, we are aware of 5 other people who became ill with […]

September 12, 2016 | By | Reply More
Watch bacteria mutate and become able to resist an antibiotic

Watch bacteria mutate and become able to resist an antibiotic

By Ekaterina Pesheva Harvard Medical School A time-lapsed video reveals how bacteria develop resistance to increasingly higher doses of antibiotics in a matter of days. In a creative stroke inspired by Hollywood wizardry, scientists from Harvard Medical School and Technion-Israel Institute of Technology have designed a simple way to observe how bacteria move as they […]

September 9, 2016 | By | Reply More
General Mills expands flour recall over E coli concerns

General Mills expands flour recall over E coli concerns

The recall is being expanded due to a newly reported illness that appears to have stemmed from the consumption of raw dough or batter linked to flour produced last fall. General Mills of Minneapolis, MN, is expanding its recall of Gold Medal flour, Wondra flour, and Signature Kitchens flour to include flour made earlier in […]

July 3, 2016 | By | Reply More