The Public Well being Company of Canada is investigating an outbreak of salmonella infections in Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador.
In a information launch Thursday, the company mentioned it is working with provincial companions, in addition to the Canadian Meals Inspection Company, and Well being Canada to analyze the outbreak.
“Based mostly on the investigation findings so far, publicity to eggs has been recognized as a possible supply of the outbreak,” the discharge mentioned. “Most of the people who grew to become sick reported consuming, making ready, cooking and baking at house with eggs.”
The discharge additionally mentioned some folks reported publicity to eggs at an establishment, together with nursing properties and hospitals, the place they resided or labored earlier than getting sick.
“Some people who grew to become sick on this outbreak reported publicity to recalled eggs; nonetheless, there are a variety of current unwell people that don’t,” the discharge mentioned.
PHAC didn’t identify any firms who made the eggs. It did say there have been 57-laboratory confirmed circumstances of salmonella investigated in Nova Scotia (32) and Newfoundland (25) between late October 2020 and late January. Nineteen folks have been hospitalized. No deaths have been reported.
The company says the outbreak seems to be ongoing as current sicknesses proceed to be reported.
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