Love oysters? Pay attention to this warning

This blog was originally posted on March 28, 2017. We are sharing it again to remind you of the risks of eating raw or under-cooked oysters. Want to know more about raw oysters? Check out our latest post on the topic here.  UPDATE 05/9/17: Public Health – Seattle & King County has received additional reports of […]

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Public Health investigating possible outbreak at a Lake Sammamish swimming beach

Update 9/2/16 Tibbetts Beach at Lake Sammamish is approved to reopen. Public Health is aware of 15 people who got ill after swimming at Tibbetts Beach on Friday, August 26th. Based on their symptoms, the timing between when they swam and became ill, and the duration of illness, we suspect that the likely cause was […]

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Norovirus outbreak investigation in downtown Seattle building (UPDATED)

UPDATE 12/9/15 This morning, our food protection program staff re-inspected all of the food establishments in the building and cleared them to re-open. We are requiring the food establishments and building management to use a daily cleaning and sanitation log for the next 14 days. We are not collecting more data on the magnitude of the outbreak at this point. […]

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Food poisoning? Or norovirus?

“Uh-oh. My little brother just threw up in the hallway.” It’s not an utterance anyone wants to hear from a dinner guest. Fortunately for my reputation as a cook, it was unrelated to the food I served that evening. The child’s apologetic parents later told me that he had norovirus, a common cause of vomiting […]

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