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(Salem, OR)  --  Oregon scientists are credited for determining what caused a nationwide salmonella outbreak that sickened more than 130 people.  Public Health Epidemiologist Emilio DeBess says bearded dragons were the source of a strain of salmonella resistant to the antibiotic ceftriaxone [[ SEFF-tree-AX-own ]].  Bearded dragons are popular pets with children, but DeBess says children under ten should not be allowed to handle any reptile.  He tells "The Oregonian" that those who handle reptiles should wash their hands frequently and sanitize any surface that children might touch.

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  • Click on the link for the latest conditions on the mountain passes.

 

  • I-84,Troutdale MP 17 - 62, in the Coumbia Gorge remains closed. The highway is closed EB at Exit 17 in Troutdale. Trucks use US-26 to OR-35 as an alternate route.

 

  • Construction at 27th Street . Northbound Lane Closed from Ferguson to Bear Creek.  Detour in place.

 

  • 27th and Bear Creek Rd intersection varying traffic control changes

 

  • O.B. Riley Road South-bound lane closed south of Mervin Samples Rd (12/17)