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Mary Rothschild has had an extensive career in Seattle-area journalism as a reporter for 17 years at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer and as an assistant metro editor at the Seattle Times for 12 years. She was also an assignment editor at KING-TV in Seattle, city editor at the Eastside Journal in Bellevue and an assistant metro editor at the News Tribune in Tacoma. She now lives in Port Townsend, WA, where she supports the local Farmers Market, the Jefferson County Land Trust's efforts to preserve farmland and tries to keep the deer out of her own vegetable patch.

At least 10 people infected with Campylobacter in California reported drinking Organic Pastures raw milk prior to becoming ill, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) said Thursday.  

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Raw milk, raw skim milk (non-fat), raw cream and raw butter produced by the Fresno County dairy have been recalled and are subject to a quarantine …

Routine tests on dry dog food revealed the outbreak of human illnesses that so far has sickened at least 15 people in nine states and in Canada, and led to a huge recall of dry dog food sold under various brand names but all manufactured at Diamond Pets Food production plant in Gaston, SC.

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Oregon state senior epidemiologist William Keene is a fan of Berton Roueché, whose books, like Eleven Blue Men, revealed the whodunnit work of epidemiology.

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Now Keene, of the Oregon Public Health Division, and fellow sleuth Kimberly Repp, of Oregon Health and Sciences University, have cracked a case and told a real-life detective tale worthy of …

Fourteen people have been sickened with Salmonella Infantis infections in a 9-state outbreak linked to dog food.  At least five of the individuals have been hospitalized, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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The CDC reported Thursday that multiple brands of Diamond Pet Foods dry dog food – including several that have been …

Three more states have reported illnesses linked to the outbreak of Salmonella infection likely caused by raw sushi tuna imported from India, and the total number of confirmed cases has risen to 258, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Wednesday.

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The CDC’s previous update (April 26) on the Salmonella Bareilly and Salmonella Nchanga …

A sample of raw yellowfin tuna and a sample of sushi made with yellowfin tuna were contaminated with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Bareilly that has sickened at least 160 people, according to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.

In a news release, the department said the Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene at the …

Nineteen more cases of Salmonella Bareilly infection have been confirmed in the multistate outbreak linked to sushi tuna. At least 160 people in 20 states and the District of Columbia have been sickened, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported Friday.

However, this outbreak is probably much larger, and many more illnesses likely …