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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
Salmonella outbreak linked to Costco chicken salad

Salmonella outbreak linked to Costco chicken salad

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing a public health alert due to concerns about illnesses caused by Salmonella that may be associated with a chicken salad product sold from Costco’s Alderwood store in (Costco Store #1190), in Lynwood, Wash. The chicken salad — “Costco Rotisserie Chicken Salad” — was produced […]

October 11, 2016 | By | Reply More
Public health officials seek help in investigation of Salmonella outbreak linked to Good Vibe Tribe Luau

Public health officials seek help in investigation of Salmonella outbreak linked to Good Vibe Tribe Luau

From Public Health – Seattle & King County Public Health is investigating an outbreak of salmonellosis (caused by Salmonellabacteria) associated with a Good Vibe Tribe Luau held on 7/3/16 from 6:00-11:00 PM at Golden Gardens Park in Seattle. You can read more details about what we know about the ongoing investigation here. Some questions you may have: […]

July 21, 2016 | By | Reply More