An E. coli outbreak from Calgary daycares

An outbreak of E. coli in Alberta daycares is impacting numerous children. Alberta Health Services (AHS) reported that there were 164 lab-confirmed cases linked to the outbreak, and 27 kids were stable in the hospital. Canadian minister of health offered help. Calgary Zone medical officer of health Dr. Franco Rizzuti said 19 current hospitalized patients have more serious illness than the bloody diarrhea that is part of a Shiga toxin-producing E. coli infection, which includes hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) and other complications. Despite the daily rise in reported E. coli cases, Rizzuti expects case numbers to stabilize this weekend and next week. Eleven daycares share a central kitchen, producing food in multiple locations. According to documents posted on the Alberta Health Services website, The Fueling Brains Academy Kitchen and one of the Fueling Brains daycare locations had previously violated public health regulations related to food handling. Six of those facilities have confirmed cases, with five others sharing the same kitchen. @


 Ottawa ‘ready’ to help as Alberta daycare E.coli outbreak grows  |
Ottawa ‘ready’ to help as Alberta daycare E.coli outbreak grows |

Minister of Health Mark Holland says the government will help Alberta if needed, as the province grapples with an E.coli outbreak linked to multiple Calgary daycares.

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