Salmonellosis, Serotype enteritidis – Canada
By Canadian Poultry MagazineFeatures Disease watch Health Diseases
DATE: March 17, 2018
LOCATION: Alberta, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Canada
DETAILS: Currently, there are 30 cases of S.Enteritidis illness in four provinces: Alberta (2), Ontario (17), Quebec (7), and New Brunswick (4). A total of four individuals have been hospitalized. Individuals became sick between May 2017 and February 2018. The average age of cases is 32 years, with ages ranging from 1 to 73 years. The majority of cases (57 per cent) are male.
Based on the investigation findings to date, exposure to poultry, including frozen raw breaded chicken products has been identified as a source of illness. Several individuals who became ill reported consuming a mix of poultry and frozen raw breaded chicken products. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is conducting a food safety investigation into a source of the outbreak. At this time, there is no food recall warning associated with this outbreak. The outbreak investigation is ongoing.
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