Published: Monday, September 29, 2008
Source of Article: http://www.canada.com/topics/news/national/story.html?id=61136b3f-c0d6-48a2-b455-51dba92fca82
The Public Health Agency says it is working closely with local and
No one has been hospitalized so far, the agency said in a news release.
"We don't yet know the source of the outbreak. (The investigation) is very preliminary right now," said Philippe Brideau, with the Public Health Agency.
Brideau said for most people the risk from Salmonella Poona is very low.
"It's a relatively rare strain around the world but it seems that
people just get sick and move on," he said, adding that there is an
average of 20 cases a year in
Symptoms generally occur in one to three days after eating tainted food, and will last two to five days and include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal cramps and fever.
It can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in some people, such as children, elderly people and those with weakened immune systems.
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