45 laboratory-confirmed cases of Salmonella infantis in an outbreak in Canada may be linked to cucumbers

The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) says that it is investigating an outbreak of salmonella infantis infections in five provinces, mostly in western Canada (there has been 45 laboratory-confirmed cases. 37 in B.C., five in Alberta, and one case each in Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Quebec). The agency claims that the source of the outbreak has not been identified yet, although many of the people who became sick reported eating cucumbers. Nine people required hospitalization, but no deaths have been reported. All incidents occurred between mid-June and late September. The health agency said the outbreak appears to be ongoing since illnesses continue to be reported. In the US, the Washington State Department of Health is also investigating six cases of salmonella infections there. In a statement, the agency said five of the six people reported buying and eating English cucumbers from various Costco stores in Washington. @ https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/public-health-notices/2018/outbreak-salmonella-infections-under-investigation.html
Public Health Notice — Outbreak of Salmonella infections under investigation - Canada.ca

The Public Health Agency of Canada is collaborating with provincial public health partners, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and Health Canada to investigate an outbreak of Salmonella infections involving five provinces. The source of the outbreak has not been identified and the investigation is ongoing.

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