Canada – Public Health Notice: Outbreak of Vibrio parahaemolyticus infections linked to shellfish is over.

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Food Illness

In total, 23 confirmed cases of Vibrio parahaemolyticus illness were reported in the following provinces: Saskatchewan (1), Quebec (7), New Brunswick (10), and Prince Edward Island (5). Individuals became sick between early July and late October 2020. One individual was hospitalized. No deaths were reported. Individuals who became ill were between 11 and 92 years of age. The majority of illnesses (61%) were male.

Table 1 – Number of people confirmed to be infected with Vibrio parahaemolyticus by week of illness onset or specimen collection
Week of symptom onset or specimen collection Number of cases
2020-06-28 1
2020-07-05 0
2020-07-12 0
2020-07-19 0
2020-07-26 1
2020-08-02 2
2020-08-09 2
2020-08-16 4
2020-08-23 3
2020-08-30 2
2020-09-06 5
2020-09-13 2
2020-09-20 0
2020-10-04 0
2020-10-11 0
2020-10-18 0
2020-10-25 0
2020-11-01 1

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