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E. coli in Northwest marks Chipotle's 3rd outbreak this year

...salmonella outbreak linked to tomatoes sickened dozens of people in Minnesota beginning in August, according to state health officials. In California, health workers said norovirus sickened nearly 100 customers and employees at a Chipotle restaurant...
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Anchorage to form task force for suspected spice overdoses

...ordinance that would bump up the penalty for possessing a package of spice from a violation to a misdemeanor.State health officials are investigating what chemical in the drug is causing negative reactions.
Experts: Long-term risks from mine spill

...against the federal government to give the EPA a chance to prove it will be accountable.Also Wednesday, Colorado state health officials informed residents in Durango that they can resume using treatment facilities that draw water from the Animas...
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Toxic algae blooming in warm water from California to Alaska

...trigger amnesic shellfish poisoning, which can cause permanent loss of short-term memory in severe cases.State health officials stress that seafood bought in stores is still safe to eat because it is regularly tested. While there have been...
The summer of the food truck

...been catering to tourists off the cruise ship docks for nearly a decade.What's new is their growing number. State health officials estimate the number of food trucks in the capital city has doubled in recent years. Fewer than 10 mobile food...
State health officials confirm case of shellfish poisoning

KETCHIKAN - Officials have confirmed a case of paralytic shellfish poisoning from a mixture of clams harvested from a beach north of Ketchikan.
Officials: Flu season arrived early

ANCHORAGE - Influenza has made an early appearance in Alaska, and state health officials are wondering if it's an early peak or the kickoff to an especially bad season.Officials with the state Department of Health...
Health officials: Take sickness seriously

...for the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services. "And influenza season is just around the corner."State health officials are urging Alaskans to be proactive in preventing the spread of respiratory viruses. Though there have been no...
Chinese ban of US shellfish to continue Chinese standards. The tests did reveal elevated levels of arsenic in the skin of the giant clams, which state health officials said was typically discarded.But the letter disputes that the skin is not eaten. "Chinese consumers eat the...
Alaska flu cases spike; season hasn't peaked

...most flu cases nationwide. The two adult Alaskans who died from the flu at the end of December both had H1N1, state health officials said.H1N1 puts a younger spin on flu, infecting mostly the young and middle-aged. Unlike in the 2009 pandemic...


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