Multi-State E. Coli Outbreak Strikes Santa Clara County
Health officials say four people from California have been sickened by eating I.M. Healthy brand SoyNut Butter or granola coated with SoyNut Butter.
San Jose Mercury News:
Two People In Santa Clara County Affected By E. Coli Outbreak
Two people from Santa Clara County are among a dozen in several states who may have become infected by an E. coli outbreak after eating I.M. Healthy brand SoyNut Butter or granola coated with SoyNut Butter, health officials said Monday in a release. The California Department of Public Health, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration are investigating a multistate outbreak of the infections and warning people not to eat the product. Young children and the elderly are most vulnerable, officials said. (Turntine, 3/6)
In other public health news —
The Mercury News:
How Dangerous Are Mold Hazards Plaguing Flooded Bay Area Homes?
From San Jose to Felton to Guerneville and beyond, floods this winter have Northern California home recovery and restoration experts scurrying from one water disaster to the next, alerting panicked residents that time is critical in the battle against mold. For many San Jose residents, the floodwaters from Coyote Creek triggered a cascade of confusion: The sudden loss of personal property was followed by headaches over insurance issues and scam-artist contractors. Then came worries that the filthy flood water left behind and the resulting mold could jeopardize their health. (Seipel, 3/7)