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Marijke Schwarz Smith graduated from the University of Washington with a B.S. in Individualized Studies - Public Health and a B.A. in Geography. She is currently a candidate for a Master's in Public Health in Epidemiology at the University of Minnesota. She has a specific interest in how the geography of a location can influence the health of the location's inhabitants. Along with a keen interest in food and cooking, Marijke has a passion for bikes and has raced at the collegiate level.

The number of E. coli O157:H7 infections increases during the summer months in Great Britain and elsewhere, and a paper published this year in the British journal “Environmental Microbiology”  examined the links between that summertime spike, the physiology of infection, and geography.

The paper reviewed about 100 published works related

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