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CDC issues warning for all types of romaine lettuce from Yuma, Arizona

CDC issues warning for all types of romaine lettuce from Yuma, Arizona

Throw out any romaine lettuce if you’re uncertain about where it was grown. This includes whole heads and hearts of romaine, chopped romaine, and salads and salad mixes containing romaine lettuce. If you do not know if the lettuce is romaine, do not eat it and throw it away.

April 20, 2018 | By | Reply More
Do not eat store-bought chopped romaine salads, CDC warns

Do not eat store-bought chopped romaine salads, CDC warns

To date, 35 people infected with the outbreak strain of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli O157:H7 have been reported from 11 states, including one case in Washington state.

April 13, 2018 | By | Reply More
Outbreaks highlight infectious disease risks among Seattle’s homeless

Outbreaks highlight infectious disease risks among Seattle’s homeless

Public Health is currently responding to increases in several infectious diseases in King County that particularly affect people living homeless. These diseases include group A streptococcal infections, Shigella, and a cluster of serious infections transmitted by body lice called Bartonella quintana.

February 28, 2018 | By | Reply More
Pre-cut fruit linked to local Salmonella outbreak

Pre-cut fruit linked to local Salmonella outbreak

The Department of Health announced today a Salmonella outbreak involving pre-cut watermelon, cantaloupe, or fruit mixes containing watermelon or cantaloupe in both Washington and Oregon.

December 1, 2017 | By | Reply More
The raw deal: Why under-cooked oysters make you sick

The raw deal: Why under-cooked oysters make you sick

Vibrio species are bacteria that occur naturally in marine waters, where oysters live and are harvested. Eating undercooked or raw shellfish, especially raw oysters in warm-weather months, is the main risk for acquiring vibriosis from infection with Vibrio parahaemolyticus.

July 18, 2017 | By | Reply More
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
‘Food poisoning’ outbreak linked to raw oysters

‘Food poisoning’ outbreak linked to raw oysters

Love oysters? Pay attention to this warning Public Health Insider Public Health – Seattle & King County Public Health officials are tracking multiple reports of norovirus-like illness (nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea) after eating raw oysters. Since January, Public Health – Seattle & King County has received multiple reports involving as many as 39 people whose illnesses […]

March 29, 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
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