North Bay Harvey's to reopen after E. coli outbreak
Source of Article: http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2008/11/11/harveys.html
Updated: Tuesday, November 11, 2008 | 3:46 PM ET
North Bay's medical officer of health has given the go-ahead for
the reopening of a Harvey's restaurant linked
to an E. coli outbreak in the northern Ontario
restaurant, which closed Oct 12, is set to reopen Wednesday after all testing
of food and environmental samples came back negative for contamination. The
restaurant has been thoroughly sanitized, say public health inspectors.
extend our appreciation to the owner of Harvey's
North Bay for
their co-operation throughout this investigation," medical officer of
health Dr. Catherine Whiting said in a release Tuesday. "We recognize
this has been a difficult situation for all involved, particularly those who
were ill, as well as the owner and staff of Harvey's,
As of Tuesday,
there were 251 people with confirmed, probable or suspected cases of E. coli
0157:H7, and of those, 50 have been confirmed.
remains in the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto with a complication of E. coli:
hemolytic uremic syndrome, which can cause acute and chronic kidney failure,
particularly in young children.
from the Canadian Press