October 21, 2008: 14 Unconfirmed Cases of E. Coli Reported In Snohomish County, WA

The Snohomish Health District has reported 14 unconfirmed cases of E. coli infection in Snohomish County, WA.  Snohomish public health officials are investigating the source of the illnesses, and awaiting laboratory confirmation that the infections were caused by the potentially life-threatening foodborne pathogen, E. coli.  ....

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Doctor Gary Goldbaum, director of the Snohomish Health District, alerted health care professionals on October 17, to be on the watch for patients who showed symptoms of E. coli infection.   He also requested that medical providers take specimens for lab testing, since E. coli infection is diagnosed by detecting the bacterium in a patient’s stool.


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