The Health Canada on Friday informed regarding the outbreak of Salmonella infections in five provinces, including Alberta. (Credit – A 3D illustration of the Salmonella bacteria (iStock by Getty Images)
“The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) is collaborating with provincial public health partners, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Health Canada to investigate an outbreak of Salmonella infections involving five provinces, including British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario,” the Health Canada said in a statement.
As of November 10, there have been 46 laboratory-confirmed cases of Salmonella Enteritidis illness investigated in British Columbia (18), Alberta (18), Saskatchewan (3), Manitoba (6) and Ontario (1).
The statement further added that the illness reported in Ontario was related to travel to Alberta.
Symptoms of a Salmonella infection, called salmonellosis, typically start 6 to 72 hours after exposure to Salmonella bacteria from an infected animal or contaminated product.
Symptoms include fever, chills, diarrhea, abdominal cramps, headache, nausea, vomiting, which usually last for four to seven days.