Salmonella Outbreak in Canada


The Public Health Agency of Canada is investigating an outbreak of salmonellosis affecting 46 patients in five provinces.  In a release, the Agency stated “The source of the outbreak has not been identified and the investigation is ongoing. Epidemiologists are gathering information on sources and ways contamination may have occurred.  According to a November 12th posting on ProMED patients have been diagnosed in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Ontario.  Of the cases investigated, three were hospitalized but with no fatalities.


At this time, the Public Health Agency of Canada suspects fresh produce as a vehicle of infection, but additional investigations and tracing are in progress.