One person has died after year-long Salmonella outbreak in Canada

Oct 1 2019, 5:00 pm

Some updates from a year-long Salmonella investigation across Canada has been made public, showing that one individual has died from the outbreak that has sickened more than 100 people.

The Public Health Notice stated that as of October 1, 2019, there have been 110 confirmed cases of “Salmonella Reading illness” investigated.

In addition to the death, 32 individuals have been hospitalized.

There are now 110 illnesses under investigation in the the following provinces: BC (26), Alberta (36), Saskatchewan (8), Manitoba (24), Ontario (7), Quebec (1), New Brunswick (1), Northwest Territories (1), and Nunavut (6).

These individuals became sick between April 2017 and August 2019.

The age and location of the person who passed away have not been made public.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has not issued any food recall warnings related to this outbreak.

The Public Health Agency of Canada reminds Canadians to always handle raw turkey and raw chicken carefully, and to cook it thoroughly to prevent food-related illnesses like Salmonella.