Source of Article: http://www.cbc.ca/health/story/2008/08/26/strang-listeria.html
Seven workers at
But Dr. Robert Strang, chief medical officer for
"From the type of symptoms we are seeing — their duration, the underlying age and health status of the individuals — we really don't believe that this is listeriosis," he told CBC News Tuesday.
"It's not unusual during the summer to see clusters of gastrointestinal illness in a summer camp setting."
Only one of the
People who eat foods contaminated with listeria may carry the bacteria and not develop listeriosis. Those at risk of getting sick are the very young, the elderly and people with compromised immune systems.
Federal public health officials
confirmed 26 cases of listeriosis on Monday,
including 12 deaths. None of the cases are in
About 220 Maple Leaf Foods
products are on a voluntary meat recall list. On Tuesday, Atlantic Prepared
Foods Ltd. said it was recalling its Irving, Sub Delicious and Needs brand sandwiches, which are sold in the
Strang said there are about five isolated cases
of listeriosis in
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