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September 29, 2014 at 9:00 AM

Mercer Island says water clear of E. coli; source not found

UPDATE, 11:30 a.m. | A  source for the E. Coli contamination could not be found after a thorough inspection of the city’s water system, Mercer Island and Public Health – Seattle & King County officials said. Seattle Public Utilities, which operates the island’s water system has a team that collects water samples seven days a…


Comments | More in Environment, General news | Topics: E. coli, Mercer Island

September 27, 2014 at 4:14 PM

Boil-water order on Mercer Island; all restaurants closed

UPDATE: Sunday, 10:15 a.m. | All residents of Mercer Island must continue to boil tap water before drinking it, or use bottled water, according to the website. Authorities expect the next round of test results around midday Sunday. There are no reports of illness at this time, according to the site. Due to the water-boil…


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September 11, 2014 at 6:48 AM

NW E. coli cases: 2 children die, boy improving

TACOMA (AP) — A second Northwest child has died after contracting an E. coli infection and a 5-year-old boy being treated for E. coli complications remains in critical condition but is reported steadily improving in a Tacoma hospital, authorities said Wednesday. Health officials and relatives say all three children tested positive for E. coli bacteria. Brooklyn Hoksbergen,…


Comments | Topics: children, deaths, E. coli

September 9, 2014 at 8:09 PM

Oregon girl, 4, dies of E. coli infection

A 4-year-old girl from Oregon has died from complications associated with a strain of E. coli that her family says she contracted over the Labor Day weekend. Serena Faith Profitt died Monday at Doernbecher Children’s Hospital in Portland, the Oregonian reported. She tested positive for E. coli, but the state public health lab hasn’t confirmed the strain,…


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May 23, 2014 at 11:28 AM

E. coli detected; Portlanders told to boil water

UPDATE, 12:23 p.m.:  Oregon Health Authority officials say the contamination in the water was either human or animal fecal matter, according to If you’re headed to Portland for the holiday weekend, The Oregonian is following the story. UPDATE, 11:56 a.m.: The boil notice applies to 670,000 customers, according to officials. Portland supplies drinking…


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November 12, 2013 at 10:53 AM

No new E. coli cases in Washington from outbreak

OLYMPIA  (AP) — The Washington state Health Department says there have been no new cases of E. coli linked to ready-to-eat salads and sandwiches made by a California company and sold through Trader Joe’s. Officials hope there won’t be more than the three cases initially reported in Washington. Nearly two-dozen were reported in California, said spokesman…


Comments | More in General news, Government | Topics: California, E. coli, food recall

November 10, 2013 at 7:58 PM

3 in state sickened by Trader Joe’s salads in E. coli recall

UPDATE, 9:55 A.M.: The Associated Press More than 90 tons of ready-to-eat salads and sandwiches by a California catering company are being recalled after 26 people in three states were sickened by a bacterial strain of E. coli linked to its products, federal health officials said Sunday. In Washington, three people who were sickened with the bacterium…


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April 5, 2013 at 7:14 PM

Frozen food E. coli outbreak sickens Pierce County woman

Several frozen food products have been recalled after an E. coli outbreak has sickened 27 people in 15 states, including a Pierce County woman in her 20s. The Washington State Department of Health says potentially contaminated products from brands Farm Rich, Market Day and Schwan’s have been distributed throughout the state. The United States Department of…


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October 27, 2012 at 9:43 AM

E. coli cases linked to pumpkin patch in Longview

The Associated Press LONGVIEW – Health officials in are investigating one confirmed case and another probable case of E. coli-related illness in children who visited a pumpkin patch and petting zoo. Cowlitz County health officials say two children became ill after visiting the Willow Grove Gardens Pumpkin Patch and petting zoo in Longview earlier this month. Laboratory results…


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