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‘When we have 20 kids actively vomiting in a school that already has 17% gone we know that we’ve got a problem’: Stomach virus shutters entire OR school district

December 2, 2019 by

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‘When we have 20 kids actively vomiting in a school that already has 17% gone we know that we’ve got a problem’: Stomach virus shutters entire Oregon school district by Doug Powell CBS News reports the rapid spread of a stomach virus through the Greater Albany School District has forced the closure of all schools in the […]

Oregon deserves regular, visible grocery inspections

December 16, 2014 by

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By Doug Powell Following up on the series of articles by Tracy Loew about grocery store inspection disclosure in Oregon, her paper, the Statesman Journal, comes out in favor of full disclosure. Good for them. In Oregon, it is difficult for consumers to learn whether the food at their favorite grocery store is handled safely. […]

2 Hospitalized with E. coli prompt closure of Montessori

November 5, 2014 by

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Clackamas County, Oregon authorities on Saturday said a string of three E. coli cases since September has put two people in the hospital. The county health department previously had declined to state the condition of the patients who have become ill. A statement from the county on Saturday said a third patient has recovered. The […]

Portland (OR) to flush 38M gallon reservoir after teen uses it as a toilet

April 18, 2014 by

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by Doug Powell Portland will dispose of 38 million gallons of treated reservoir water after learning that a 19-year-old man urinated into it, even though urine-tainted drinking water is apparently not much of a health risk.  Water Bureau Administrator David Shaff said that animals urinate into the reservoir often and that there’s no real problem with […]

Rare Salmonella in Oregon

January 31, 2014 by

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by Doug Powell The Oregon Health Authority Public Health Division confirmed Coos County had its first Salmonella Overschie case. The victim was a 28-year-old female who became ill with Salmonella Overschie — a rare strain of the illness — in December 2013, said Lena Hawtin, clinical services supervisor for the Coos County Public Health Department. […]