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February 4, 2015 at 1:04 PM

Puget Sound Blood Center changes name to Bloodworks Northwest

Puget Sound Blood Center, the 71-year-old blood-collection and distribution agency, has changed its name to Bloodworks Northwest to reflect a reach that has grown beyond the Seattle area, officials said Wednesday. Established in 1944, the center was one of the nation’s first independent, nonprofit community blood banks. Today, Bloodworks Northwest, also known as BloodworksNW, serves 90 hospitals in Washington,…

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February 3, 2015 at 4:36 PM

King County measles case confirmed in traveler from Brazil

King County health officials have confirmed a measles infection in an adult traveler from Brazil who visited Seattle last week while contagious. The case is not related to a measles outbreak linked to Disneyland in Orange County, Calif. Through the end of January, more than 100 people were sickened in 14 states, with most cases tied to the theme…

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January 28, 2015 at 4:03 PM

Toppenish firm recalls 1,620 pounds of beef for E. coli

Washington Beef, LLC, a Toppenish, Wash., firm is voluntarily recalling 1,620 pounds of boneless beef-trim products from 2012 that may have been contaminated with potentially deadly E. coli O157:H7 bacteria. The beef products were shipped in 60-pound bulk packs produced Nov. 28, 2012, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service reported Wednesday. They…

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