Source of Canadian Salmonella outbreak still unidentified

| December 17, 2015

Outbreaks picThe Public Health Agency of Canada, in collaboration with other federal and provincial public health agencies, is continuing to investigate an outbreak of Salmonella Infantis infections that has now affected people in nine provinces.

As of 8th December 82 cases had been identified across the country, with the province of Ontario being worst hit (46 cases). To date 14 people have required hospital treatment, but all are recovering and there have been no reported deaths.

The source of the outbreak has not yet been identified, but the investigation is on-going. The fact that the cases are spread across such a wide area is consistent with the source being a single widely distributed food product, but this has not yet been confirmed.

The latest investigation update can be found here.

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