An outbreak of Salmonella infections linked to eggs in Canada

The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) collaborates with provincial public health, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), and Health Canada are investigating an outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis infections. The outbreak appears to be ongoing, as recent illnesses continue to be reported to PHAC. The investigation indicates that exposure to eggs is the likely source of the outbreak. Many of the individuals who became sick reported consuming, preparing, cooking, and baking at home with eggs. Some individuals reported exposure to eggs at an institution (including nursing homes and hospitals) where they resided or worked before becoming ill. As of February 18, 2021, there have been 57 laboratory-confirmed cases of Salmonella Enteritidis illness. The outbreak was identified in Newfoundland and Labrador (25) and Nova Scotia (32). Individuals became sick between late October 2020 and late January 2021. Nineteen individuals have been hospitalized. No deaths have been reported. @

Public Health Notice: Outbreak of Salmonella infections linked to eggs -

An outbreak of Salmonella infections linked to eggs is under investigation.

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