Canada – Two dead in Listeria outbreak at Ottawa retirement home

Ottawa Citizen

Two residents of a west-end Ottawa retirement home are dead after a Listeria outbreak, the source of which has not been identified.

Catherine Clausi, a spokesperson for the home on Meadowlands Drive, said it has worked with Ottawa Public Health and the regional infection prevention and control team to determine the source of listeria, but has been unable to do so.

“Despite a month of investigating the outbreak with Ottawa Public Health, no known source was identified,” she said.

She added that the home purchases all of its food “through reliable suppliers and requires staff to follow all food storage and handling procedures.

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