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Canadian E. coli Outbreak now 30

The latest evidence in the Public Health Agency of Canada’s food-borne illness investigation indicates that the most probable cause of the E. coli O157:H7 illnesses in the New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Ontario is shredded lettuce distributed by FreshPoint Inc. primarily to some KFC and Taco Bell restaurants.

Outbreak status

Ongoing

Case count

30

New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario

3

Deaths

0

Hospitalizations

13

Cases with Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS)

1

Gender (m:f)

15:15

Age range in years

1-83

These individuals became ill between late December and early January.

  • Barry Ross DVM

    How many people need to become infected and suffer/die from Ecoli 0157 before a vaccination program of the nations cattle herd is mandated????  This is crazy – health costs are approx $250M annually in canada and cost to vaccinate is Approx $50M.  Do the math!!!!!

    • Ericgeis

       I cannot agree more.