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E. Coli Outbreak Comes to Alaska: First Confirmed Cases Are Nome Inmates

Close-up view of green lettuce in pink bowl

State-wide, all eight confirmed cases of E. coli infection are inmates currently residing in Nome’s Anvil Mountain Correctional Center (AMCC). As of Wednesday, no additional E. coli cases have been reported by AMCC or elsewhere in Alaska. The Center for Disease Control recommends Alaskans avoid eating any romaine lettuce unless you can verify it is not from Yuma, Arizona.

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Update News: Wednesday, March 20, 2013

In Wednesday’s news:  U.S. House Ethics Committee to investigate Congressman Don Young official code of conduct; Member of U.S. Senate urging SEC to investigate Northern Dynasty Minerals; Alaska Department of Health & Social Services reports shortage of tuberculosis testing solution; Bill in Alaska Legislature may allow drivers to display proof of automobile insurance on mobile…

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