E.coli O157 sickens 24 in Canada
It said a specific source or product has not been identified and the investigation is ongoing.
The cases with a matching genetic fingerprint have been reported in Alberta (1), Ontario (7), Quebec (14) and Nova Scotia (2).
Individuals are aged between 3-77 years and became sick between July 12 and August 8, with the peak of illnesses between July 25 and August 1.
The majority (63%) were male, with an average age of 24 years. Five cases have been hospitalized but all have recovered or are recovering.
Meanwhile, the Indiana State Department of Health is investigating E. coli O157:H7 infection in three people but the source of exposure is unclear.
Jerome Adams, Indiana State Health Commissioner, said: “We are working closely with the local health departments, patients, and their families to identify potential sources of exposure so we can stop the spread of this illness and prevent additional infections.”
The cases are among six illnesses being investigated, which include one death.
Dr Adams said: “Nothing can ease the pain of the family’s loss. We are working diligently to gather information about illness that may be connected to this outbreak so we can prevent others from getting sick.”