Canada -Canada E. coli outbreak: Additional cases reported in British Columbia, Newfoundland

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In a follow-up on the multi-province E.coli O121 outbreak in Canada, The Public Health Agency of Canada has reported an additional two cases–one each from British Columbia and Newfoundland and Labrador.

To date, 14 cases of E.coli O121 with a matching genetic fingerprint have been reported in three provinces: British Columbia (5), Saskatchewan (4), and Newfoundland and Labrador (5). The illness onset dates range from November 2016 to January 2017.

Five individuals have been hospitalized. These individuals have recovered or are recovering. The investigation into the source of the outbreak is ongoing.

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