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Lake County water advisories should be taken seriously

July 25, 2013 in Lake County News-Chronicle

Last week the Minnesota Department of Health issued water contact advisories for numerous beaches along the North Shore, including two in Two Harbors. At press time last Wednesday, only Flood Bay remained under advisory, but it was the second time in as many weeks that the alert went out.
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Tests reveal E. coli present in Lake Osakis

July 23, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

Test results have been returned to city officials regarding the impact of a water runoff event that flowed into Lake Osakis.
A heavy rain moved through the Osakis area June 20-21 and forced the release of rainwater runoff that had reportedly infiltrated the city’s sewer system.
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Tests reveal E. coli present in Lake Osakis

July 23, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

Test results have been returned to city officials regarding the impact of a water runoff event that flowed into Lake Osakis.
A heavy rain moved through the Osakis area June 20-21 and forced the release of rainwater runoff that had reportedly infiltrated the city’s sewer system.
How much was released remains unknown. Continue Reading

USDA to test beef for more strains of E. coli

May 14, 2012 in The Daily Republic

On her 14th birthday, Kayla Boner got her driver’s permit and then went home complaining of stomach-bug symptoms that landed her in the hospital two days later.
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Romaine lettuce blamed for E. coli outbreak in Minnesota, 9 other states

December 8, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Sixty people became sick in the outbreak that began in October and ended in November. No one died, but at least 30 were hospitalized and two developed severe kidney disease. Continue Reading

’30 days of hell’ for U.S. victim of German E. coli

July 22, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

In early May, John Meyer stayed at a lakeside hotel in Hamburg, Germany. He attended a business conference. He went sailing. And he became one of the few U.S. victims in one of the worst food poisoning outbreaks in recent world history. Continue Reading

New fed campaign stresses recipe for safe food: Clean, cook, chill, separate

June 28, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

That’s the pre-Fourth of July message of a new U.S. government campaign to raise awareness of safe food handling in the wake of a European E. coli outbreak that has killed almost 50 people. Continue Reading

Hospitals reach limits in E.coli crisis

June 11, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Blood specialist Dr. Cay-Uwe von Seydewitz has been making his rounds 16 to 18 hours a day, seven days a week, since the outbreak of a deadly bacterial epidemic.
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Germany: Sprouts are cause of E. coli outbreak after all

June 10, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Reinhard Burger, president of the Robert Koch Institute, said even though no tests of the sprouts from an organic farm in Lower Saxony had come back positive for the E. coli strain behind the outbreak, an investigation into the pattern of the outbreak had produced enough evidence to draw the conclusion: German-grown vegetable sprouts caused the E. coli outbreak that killed 29 people and sickened nearly 3,000. Continue Reading

Dutch find different E. coli, pull beet sprouts

June 9, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Dutch authorities recalled red beet sprouts from three countries today after samples were found to be contaminated with a strain of E. coli bacteria that was apparently less dangerous than the one causing Europe’s deadly E. coli crisis, which has killed 27 people, sickened 2,900 others and left hundreds with serious complications, most of them in Germany. Continue Reading