American Outbreak of Salmonella
Source of Article: http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/260524
The Public Health Agency of
The Public Health Agency of Canada is working with provincial and local health
authorities as well as the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to
investigate a potential North American gastro-intestinal outbreak of Salmonella
To date, in
The cause of the potential outbreak is not known at this time. Provincial laboratories and the Agency's National Microbiology Laboratory are conducting ongoing analyses to determine if other Salmonella Poona cases share the same genetic fingerprint as those identified thus far. The number of cases associated with this outbreak may increase.
Although Salmonella is the most frequently reported cause of food-related outbreaks of stomach illnesses worldwide, Salmonella Poona is relatively rare.
Salmonella can be present on a variety of foods, including eggs and poultry, unpasteurized milk and contaminated raw fruits, vegetables, seeds and nuts.
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