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13 cases of Salmonella in Washington state linked to herbal drug kratom

13 cases of Salmonella in Washington state linked to herbal drug kratom

Thirteen cases of Salmonella infections in Washington state have been linked to the herbal drug Kratom, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report. 

April 6, 2018 | By | Reply More
Five diseases you can catch from pets

Five diseases you can catch from pets

Recently the US has seen outbreaks of Salmonella spread by pet turtles and guinea pigs. What other diseases can you catch from your pets?

March 15, 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
Salmonella outbreaks linked to live poultry

Salmonella outbreaks linked to live poultry

In 2017, the US had more Salmonella cases linked to backyard poultry than ever recorded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — 1,120 cases in 48 states and D.C. In Washington, 23 cases associated with this outbreak were reported to state health officials. This is more than double the number of cases of Salmonella associated with backyard poultry outbreaks in the previous two years combined.

February 20, 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
“Don’t kiss your chicks,” says public health veterinarian

“Don’t kiss your chicks,” says public health veterinarian

On June 2, the Washington State Department of Health announced an ongoing Salmonella outbreak associated with live poultry. As of the latest update on this outbreak, 16 people in Washington (including two in King County) have been diagnosed with Salmonella, though the outbreak is affecting people nationwide.

June 5, 2017 | By | Reply More
Salmonella outbreak sickens 16 in Washington state

Salmonella outbreak sickens 16 in Washington state

The Department of Health confirmed today that 16 people have been diagnosed with Salmonella after coming in contact with live poultry. The people infected are from Chelan, Clark, Cowlitz, Grays Harbor, King (2), Kitsap, Kittitas, Lewis, Mason, Pierce (2), Snohomish, Yakima (2), and Whatcom counties.

June 2, 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
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