The Public Health Notebook: Snapshots from November

As we head into the final month of 2019 (!), our monthly comic strip highlights just a few of the issues and happenings from our public health world in the last month. Read more on our blog about our world-class Medic One program, open enrollment for health insurance, and E. coli connected to romaine lettuce. […]

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Multiple cases of E. coli potentially associated with King County Evergreens restaurants

Update (December 6, 2019): We’ve identified additional cases linked to this outbreak. All of these cases occurred between November 8-15, 2019. For more information, view the foodborne illness disclosure for this outbreak. Original post (November 26, 2019): Public Health is investigating an outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) potentially associated with four Evergreens restaurants in Seattle. […]

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Local cases of E. coli linked to romaine lettuce outbreak

Two King County siblings, both under age 5, have been diagnosed with E. coli 0157:H7 infections that genetically match the ongoing national outbreak linked to romaine lettuce.  One child was hospitalized and has since been discharged. Both children have recovered and neither child developed hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), a type of kidney failure that can result […]

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Costco chicken salad connected to King County E. Coli case

The Washington State Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in conjunction with local health officials, are currently investigating a cluster of E. coli O157:H7 cases that has been connected to Costco chicken salad. One case has been reported in Washington state. This person, a King County resident, is a […]

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