YAKIMA, Wash. - There were no reports of E-Coli in yakima county on Tuesday.
But with a couple of cases reported in the Tri-Cities, people in the valley should be careful about handling their food.
Yakima Health District's Gordon Kelly says there are usually six E-Coli cases a year in Washington State.
Each infection is almost always associated with an animal product.
Kelly says that knowing what to do in the kitchen is the first step to keeping E-Coli away.
Some E-Coli safety tips include washing your hands after handling meats, cooking foods at the right temperatures and avoiding contact with animal wastes.