By NewsDesk @bactiman63
A collaboration of multiple health agencies to include The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) report investigating a Salmonella outbreak involving five provinces: British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario.
As of November 10, there have been 46 laboratory-confirmed cases of Salmonella Enteritidis illness investigated in: British Columbia (18), Alberta (18), Saskatchewan (3), Manitoba (6) and Ontario (1). The illness reported in Ontario was related to travel to Alberta.
Three individuals have been hospitalized. No deaths have been reported.
The source of the outbreak has not been identified and the investigation is ongoing. Outbreak investigators are gathering information on possible sources and possible ways contamination may have occurred. Many of the individuals who became sick reported eating fresh produce before their illness.
However, more information is needed to determine the source of the outbreak. The outbreak appears to be ongoing, as illnesses continue to be reported.