Source of Article: http://www.cbc.ca/health/story/2008/07/28/bc-salmonella-spike-vancouver.html
A spike in salmonella cases in
"In the past two months, we have seen over 60 cases of infection, all due to the same strain of salmonella," said Dr. Eleni Galanis, the physician epidemiologist with the B.C. Centre for Disease Control.
So far health officials have not
determined the source of the outbreak, but have ruled out a direct connection
to the recent outbreak in the
"This strain, different from the one causing the salmonella outbreak in the U.S., had only 39 cases reported in total for 2007, so seeing 60 cases in two months is a cause for concern," says Galanis.
"While the cause for this increase has not yet been confirmed, a detailed investigation is underway, which includes thorough interviews with all cases and testing of potentially contaminated food to try to identify the source," said Galanis.
In the recent outbreak in the
Health officials advise people to wash their hands thoroughly, along with all surfaces and kitchen utensils, before cooking, and to avoid cross-contamination between meats and other foods.
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